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By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on Friday that Britain would take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees, after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a Syrian toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act. Cameron gave no precise figures, but a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency told reporters in Geneva that the British move would improve the lives of 4,000 Syrians. As Europe seems at a loss to cope with thousands of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa seeking safety or better lives on the continent, many at home and abroad had accused Cameron's government of being uncaring and inflexible.
A US county at the center of a firestorm for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gays handed out its first certificate to a same-sex couple Friday, local television reported. The reversal comes after the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky was ordered jailed for contempt of court Thursday after refusing to comply with the Supreme Court's June 26 landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage. Kim Davis, an Apostolic Christian, had made headlines for insisting it was against her religious beliefs to do so, ultimately landing her behind bars.