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By Marton Dunai BICSKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Hungarian police halted a train packed with migrants bound for the Austrian border and tried to force them to disembark in a town with a detention camp on Thursday, a confrontation that has become a focus of Europe's migration crisis. After shutting migrants out of the main train station in the capital Budapest for two days, authorities allowed exhausted and confused migrants to board a westbound train. Fearing detention, some migrants banged on windows chanting "No camp! No camp!" One group pushed back dozens of riot police guarding a stairwell to fight their way back on board.
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended Aug. 29, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing the data and no states had been estimated.