Syrian refugees will not be offered accommodation in Sandwell in the West Midlands, after the council leader said local residents must come first.
Darren Cooper said 6,000 people were already on the housing waiting list, meaning the authority could not find space for families fleeing war.
Other West Midlands authorities, including Birmingham and Coventry city councils, say they will help refugees.
However, Mr Cooper said his council had no provisions to support more arrivals.
“It isn’t based on any kind of bigoted ideology, it’s about practicality and capacity,” he said.
2. Sept. 22 2015 Finnish protesters appear to repel a division of invaders
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An extra-alarm fire gutted a historic synagogue in New Brunswick, New Jersey Friday afternoon.
The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. at Congregation Poile Zedek, an Orthodox Ashkenazic synagogue at 145 Neilson St., near Bayard Street, in New Brunswick, officials told CBS2. The blaze was later raised to extra alarms, and surrounding buildings had to be evacuated, Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2.
As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, blocks around the synagogue were still filled with fire trucks at 9 p.m. The fire was out by then, but the pain was just beginning for members of this synagogue — who said all but one of their sacred Torah scrolls went up in flames along with the building itself.
4. Here are a few million of the moderate muslims in Iran we are al pinning our hopes on
Greece has seen a record 48,000 migrants and refugees land on its shores in the space of just five days, the International Organisation for Migration said on Friday.
“Despite deteriorating weather conditions, approximately 48,000 refugees and migrants crossed from Turkey to the Greek islands, or about 9,600 migrants and refugees in each of the past five days,” the IOM said in a statement, referring to the period between October 17 and 21.
The number of arrivals peaked on Tuesday when nearly 11,000 people had landed on the Greek islands, the organisation said.
6. Czech TV discusses oped from Israeli paper on Islamification of Europe
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STILLWATER, Oklahoma – We’re told two people are dead and several others are hurt at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade Saturday. A vehicle ran into the crowd causing multiple injuries and at least two fatalities.
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