Macedonia allows all 1,500 migrants at border to enter from Greece

A woman cries after losing her wallet and mobile phone where hundreds of refugees forced their way into Macedonia from Greece near the town of Idomeni, on August 22, 2015More than 1,500 mostly Syrian refugees, trapped in a no-man’s land for three days, entered Macedonia from Greece on Saturday, after police allowed them to pass despite earlier trying to hold back the crowd using stun grenades. The dash across the border was the latest dramatic chapter in Europe’s migrant crisis, and came as another 3,000 migrants were rescued in waters off Libya — in one of the largest single-day rescue operations yet in the Mediterranean. Some 104,000 migrants and refugees have landed on Italian shores so far this year, while Greece has seen an influx of around 150,000 people, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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