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Merkel's Refugee U-Turn, Jerusalem Clashes, First F-Bomb

GERMANY REINSTATES BORDER CONTROLS

In an unexpected reversal of Germany refugee policy, the country has introduced temporary controls on its border with Austria and halted all cross-border train traffic with its neighbor. The decision to temporarily exit the Schengen open-border system comes after German regions said they could no longer cope with a record influx that saw at least 63,000 migrants arriving in the southern city of Munich alone since the end of August, Süddeutsche Zeitung reports. And earlier predictions that Germany would welcome 800,000 migrants may be a gross underestimation, as Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said this morning that the figure could in fact reach one million.

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Fifteen years ago, Francesco kept busy by scamming people. He was a regular visitor to the beaches of Terracina, south of Rome, where he was caught several times selling counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses. Then came the drugs, which fed a serious substance-induced psychosis and eventually he tested positive for HIV.

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