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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Migrants stormed a train at Budapest's main railway station on Thursday as Hungarian police withdrew from the gates after two days of blocking their entry. Many tried to push themselves and their children onto the train through doors and windows, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. (Reporting by Marton Dunai; Editing by Louise Ireland)
A judge issued an arrest warrant for Guatemala's President Otto Perez, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme, a prosecutor said, a day after he was stripped of his immunity. "The arrest warrant for the president has now been issued" by Judge Miguel Angel Galvez, who is in charge of the investigation, said Julia Barrera, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office. Under Guatemalan law, Perez will be automatically removed from office if remanded in custody by a criminal court.
A record influx of refugees to Germany has cast an ugly spotlight on its formerly communist east, which has been rocked by a disproportionate wave of racist protests and hate crimes. Arson attacks against refugee shelters, and swastikas scrawled on their walls, have brought back dark memories of xenophobic violence that flared at the time of Germany's reunification a quarter-century ago. In the turbulent early 1990s -- when East Germans got their first taste of democracy, but also faced economic collapse and uncertainty -- the frustration exploded in sometimes deadly mob attacks against asylum shelters.