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EU unveils 'bold' plan to take 160,000 refugees

Migrants walk to get a bus after their arrival at the train station in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on September 8, 2015EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled major plans Wednesday to force the bloc to share 160,000 refugees and ease the pressure on border states from the worst migration crisis since World War II. With Greece and Hungary struggling to cope with the crisis, Juncker urged Europe to look to its history and not be afraid of his “bold” proposals for compulsory quotas for refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere. The migrants’ plight has touched hearts around the world, spurred especially by pictures last week of three-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach.

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