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The Latest: Romania police find 10 migrants hidden in truck

Associated Press Associated Press 10/09/2016
Children play at the top of a tent at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The refugee crisis is expected to be a central issue in discussions Friday at a meeting in Athens of leaders from Mediterranean countries in the European Union. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) © The Associated Press Children play at the top of a tent at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The refugee crisis is expected to be a central issue in discussions Friday at a meeting in Athens of leaders from Mediterranean countries in the European Union. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

BELGRADE, Serbia — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

5:05 p.m.

Romanian border police have found 10 migrants, including two children, hidden in a truck transporting paper that was crossing the border into Romania from Bulgaria.

A statement said that the migrants, nine Syrians and an Iraqi man, arrived at Romanian customs on Saturday morning.

The Bulgarian truck driver told border authorities he was transporting paper from Bulgaria to Germany.

Police checked the vehicle and found the migrants hidden in the back of the truck next to pallets loaded with piles of paper.

Police said they paid 4,000 euros ($4,050) each for transport and were had paid to be left in Vienna. The migrants and driver will be handed over to Bulgarian authorities.

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4:10 p.m.

Serbian police say they have arrested a migrant suspected of stabbing a young Serbian man in a brawl.

Police said Saturday that the 35-year-old migrant faces charges of attempted murder for inflicting life-threatening injuries on the 27-year-old man.

The incident happened overnight in the town of Sid, near the Croatian border.

Thousands of migrants have been stranded in Serbia, looking for a way to cross into neighboring EU countries Croatia or Hungary. Many have turned to people smugglers to guide them through clandestine routes.

Serbian officials have said that most of the migrants in Serbia are young men from Afghanistan who have little chance of asylum in the European Union. Serbia has stepped up border patrols with Macedonia and Bulgaria to prevent a further influx.

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3:20 p.m.

The European Union says it will add 115 million euros ($129 million) in funding to humanitarian organizations in Greece to assist programs for refugees and migrants ahead of the winter.

Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, said Saturday the money would be used to support refugee schooling, food stamps, heating and living facilities for unaccompanied minors.

He spoke in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki after meeting Greek government officials.

Some 60,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece due to European border closures.

The money was pledged a day after U.S.-based Human Rights Watch strongly criticized the government for continuing to use police cells to house unaccompanied migrant children.

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