Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
Trains packed with migrants arrived in Austria's capital where 20,000 people turned out to show their support for the new arrivals, as Europe struggled to cope with the biggest movement of people since World War II. Police looked on as hundreds of migrants -- many of them without visas -- pulled into Vienna's Westbahnhof station late in the evening before boarding trains to the Austrian city of Salzburg or on to Munich in southern Germany. Authorities in Budapest have allowed the migrants, who had been stuck for days in makeshift refugee camps at the city's stations, to board trains for their ultimate destinations in northern Europe.
The most famed temple in Syria's Palmyra has been blown up, the United Nations said, showing satellite images of the damage as the Islamic State group presses a campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site. A powerful blast in the ancient city had raised fears the militant jihadists had escalated their push to rid Syria of what they view as un-Islamic artifacts after they destroyed the smaller Baal Shamin temple last week. "We can confirm destruction of the main building of the Temple of Bel as well as a row of columns in its immediate vicinity," the UN training and research agency UNITAR said, providing satellite images from before and after the explosion on Sunday.
At least 244 people were arrested across southern California in a broad, four-day sweep of immigrants with criminal records staying in the country illegally, US authorities said. The large operation, which ended Thursday, is the most successful of its kind in the region, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.