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The Latest: British leader Cameron says UK plans to accept more Syrians

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, meets with his Portuguese counterpart Pedro Passos Coelho at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, meets with his Portuguese counterpart Pedro Passos Coelho at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)  (The Associated Press)

  • A family arrives from the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos to the Athens port of Piraeus, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. About 2,500 people arrived on the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos. The Greek Government does not see an end to the flood of refugees and migrants anytime soon with the vast majority of migrants reaching five eastern Greek islands, with Lesbos seeing 50 percent of the arrivals. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A family arrives from the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos to the Athens port of Piraeus, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. About 2,500 people arrived on the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos. The Greek Government does not see an end to the flood of refugees and migrants anytime soon with the vast majority of migrants reaching five eastern Greek islands, with Lesbos seeing 50 percent of the arrivals. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman, part of a group of asylum seekers, shouts, as they stand behind a fence next to a train that was stopped Thursday in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    A woman, part of a group of asylum seekers, shouts, as they stand behind a fence next to a train that was stopped Thursday in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

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11:50 a.m.

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the United Kingdom will accept "thousands more" Syrian refugees to help Europe cope with a massive influx of migrants and refugees.

Cameron said Friday his country has already agreed to take around 5,000 Syrians fleeing from their country's war but as the crisis has grown it planned to accept more.

He said in a statement during an official visit to Lisbon, Portugal, that his government will announce next week how many more people it will receive and under what terms.

He said Britain intends to take Syrians directly from refugee camps in the Middle East, not from places where they have arrived in Europe.

He said "Britain will act with our head and our heart" on the issue. He did not take reporters' questions.