The US military has said it conducted an air strike near a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz where 19 staff and patients, including three children, were killed in a blast.
Europe has shouldered responsibility for the wave of refugees and migrants reaching its shores, French President Francois Hollande said after EU justice ministers reached agreement on a plan to relocate up to 120,000 people.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged European leaders to ensure refugees and migrants are treated properly as many of them have endured arduous journeys to flee persecution, conflict and human rights abuses.
Amid chaotic scenes at its border with Serbia, Croatia said this evening it could not cope with a surge of people seeking a new route into the EU after Hungary kept them out by erecting a fence and using tear gas and water cannon.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a special EU refugee summit, urging unity after an angry reaction to a suggestion by one of her ministers that states that did not take in their share of asylum seekers could face financial penalties.