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News Wrap: Thousands bussed from Croatia to Austria

In our news wrap Monday, migrants and refugees continued to pour into Europe, but their transit has become more orderly and regulated. Also, more than 50 people were killed and hundreds injured in bombings in Nigeria over night.

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  • GWEN IFILL:

    A river of humanity continued flowing into Europe today, but it appeared to be somewhat better regulated. Thousands of people were being taken in buses directly from Croatia, across Hungary and on to Austria.

    Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from the Croatian/Hungarian border.

  • JONATHAN MILLER:

    The Hungarian military is busy building its razor wire fence, just like the one on its Serbian frontier. They want to ensure that the transit into Hungary is totally controlled. From here, they are just bussed straight through Hungary to the Austrian border.

    Earlier this afternoon, I visited a brand-new refugee transit center that's been built right on the Serbian border about an hour-and-a-half south. It's quite impressive, 300 military tents erected in just 24 hours flat, capacity around 4,000, and 3,000 already there. They get registered, then food, medical attention, a shower and shelter.

    The U.N. Refugee Agency is there, and they told me that 97 percent of these people come from the world's top 10 refugee-referring countries. They all know exactly where they want to go and they know exactly how to get there.

  • MAN:

    Well, many of them have received, through different media, social media, very precise information. So they have been briefed where to go.

  • JONATHAN MILLER:

    The head of the International Federation of the Red Cross commended the Croatians for bringing a semblance of order to the chaos of the past few days. He said it was now the duty of the E.U. leaders to find solutions to this problem.

  • MAN:

    These are proud fathers and mothers that used to take care of their children and their families. Some of them are doctors and engineers and teachers that were taking care of their own lives.

    Here they are because of all the circumstances we know and all the push factors for which we do not have a new solution in this situation. And it is our duty, as individuals, as humanitarian organizations, as simple citizens of this world, to do what is expected to us, what is show our shared humanity.

  • JONATHAN MILLER:

    By tomorrow, the people in that transit camp will be up where I am now, waiting for buses through Hungary to Austria. And by tomorrow night, they will be at the gates of Vienna. The U.N. Refugee Agency says there is no letup to this surge. In fact, they are seeing ever more people entering Croatia.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Tomorrow, interior ministers from the various European Union states meet in Brussels. There's no sign of agreement on a proposal to relocate 120,000 people now in Greece, Italy or Hungary.

    In Nigeria, more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a series of bombings overnight. Attackers struck in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where Boko Haram is active. The Islamic militant group has recently lost territory to the military.

    The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog reported significant progress today in looking at Iran's past nuclear activities. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, said he now has environmental samples from the Parchin military site. But he also acknowledged that renovations may obscure what actually went on there.

    The U.S. presidential race will have one less candidate. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is quitting the Republican nomination contest. He initially led the polls in Iowa, but has since fallen far back in the pack. Fifteen Republicans are still in the race.

    Volkswagen stock plunged today after the company admitted it rigged U.S. emissions tests of its diesel vehicles. V.W. shares fell nearly 20 percent in trading across Europe. Analysts in Frankfurt said that should come as no surprise.

  • OLIVER ROTH, Equities Trader (through interpreter):

    There is a giant scandal and it has arrived as a shock even here. The management of Volkswagen already confessed to this, and now there is a threat of several billion dollars worth of penalties, and the shares plunged accordingly.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Bloomberg reported today the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation of Volkswagen. And Germany said it will investigate whether V.W. falsified emissions results in Europe.

    Meanwhile, on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 125 points to close at 16510. The Nasdaq rose one point, and the S&P 500 added nine.

    A former peanut company owner faces 28 years in federal prison for a deadly salmonella outbreak. Stewart Parnell was sentenced today in Albany, Georgia. He'd been convicted of knowingly shipping tainted foods. The resulting salmonella outbreak killed nine people and sickened hundreds in 2008 and 2009.

    Firefighters in Northern California made progress today against some of the worst wildfires in the state's history. But over the weekend, they raised the number of homes destroyed to 1,600 in two huge fires north of San Francisco. South of the city, a new blaze broke out over the weekend. It destroyed 10 more homes and killed one person.

    A new study out today finds Americans may be recycling a lot less trash than anyone thought. Researchers at Yale University measured what's going into landfills, and found the average person tosses away five pounds of trash a day. That's more than twice what the government had estimated.

    The global growth of Internet access is slowing for the third year in a row. The U.N. Broadband Commission estimates the number of people online will grow by just over 8 percent this year, down half-a-percent from last year. Yet more than half the world's population, better than four billion people, remain offline.

    And some of television's biggest stars are polishing their new Emmys today, including Tony Award winner Viola Davis, who was named best actress in a drama series for her work on ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder." She's the first black woman to win that award.

  • VIOLA DAVIS, Actress:

    The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.

    (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

  • VIOLA DAVIS:

    You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    HBO was the big winner, with 14 statuettes, far outpacing any over-the-air network. But the awards telecast itself was the least-watched show ever.

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