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The family of a small boy, whose body was pictured washed up on a Turkish beach, were Syrian refugees who had been trying to emigrate to Canada.


Images of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi lying face down on the shore have shocked the world and prompted renewed calls for European countries to take in more refugees.

Aylan died with his five-year-old brother, Galip, and mother, Rehan. Their father, Abdullah, survived.

The family had been denied permission for legal migration to Canada where they have relatives, and resorted to boarding a smuggler’s boat in an attempt to make the journey.

Peter Bouckaert – Emergency Director at Human Rights Watch – was the first person to share the photographs of Aylan:

A train full of migrants has stopped at a town west of Budapest after finally being allowed to leave the Hungarian capital.

It follows a two-day stand-off between the refugees and police.

They’ve been taken off the carriages at Bicske and herded into an underpass by officers.

Sky’s Mark Stone is there.

Minister of State for Equality and New Communities says Ireland will take more refugees.

Aodhan O Riordain says he doesn’t know how many just yet, or when we can receive them.

And he says Ireland will work to ensure other countries also commit to helping more refugees: