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Migrant crisis: Grenade thrown at asylum hostel in Germany

Police vehicles outside a migrant shelter that was targeted with a grenade

entified attackers threw a live hand grenade at a migrant hostel in south-western Germany, officials say.

The grenade was found during the night near buildings housing 170 people in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen. Its pin had been pulled out but the explosives failed to detonate.

Justice Minister Heiko Maas said it was a new level of “hate and violence”.

There were 1,005 attacks on refugee homes in Germany last year – five times more than in 2014.

Some of the migrants at the Villingen-Schwenningen hostel were evacuated while bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion.

Police spokesman Thomas Kalmbach said it was “just luck” no-one was hurt.

full story at BBC NEWS


UK Could Take Refugee Children From Europe

The Government is looking at “whether we can do more” for lone Syrian child refugees in Europe, Justine Greening tells Sky News.

Syrian and Afghan refugee children line up for a photograph in Victoria Square, where hundreds of migrants and refugees sleep rough, in central Athens

David Cameron is considering taking thousands of unaccompanied Syrian refugee children from migrant camps in Europe.

The Prime Minister will decide in the “coming days and weeks” how children who have fled to Europe but been separated from parents can be helped, the International Development Secretary told Sky News.

If Mr Cameron agrees to take refugee children from Europe it would represent a softening of the Government position.

Britain has already agreed to take 20,000 Syrian refugees but had insisted it would only take them from the refugee camps in the Syrian region – and not draw from the camps in Europe.

full story at Sky News

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