UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Friday, 29 August 2014 01:00
GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. With about one of every eight Syrians fleeing across the border, and 6.5 million others displaced with the country's borders, the Geneva-based agency said over half of all those uprooted are children. "The Syria crisis has become the biggest…
Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city
Friday, 29 August 2014 01:00
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warnings. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, while the European Mediterranean Seismological Center gave it as 5.8. It is common for different seismology centers to give varying magnitudes. The quake struck at 6:45 a.m. local time (0345 GMT) and had an…
More than 3m have fled Syria - UN
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:59
29 August 2014Last updated at 06:45 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint The countries that have taken in the refugees say the number could be far higher than three million Continue reading the main story Syria conflict'No-one cares''Till the last drop of blood'Suffering in west AleppoDefiant rebels More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN's refugee agency says.
China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:18
By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK> said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc , as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector. The joint venture, to be registered in Hong Kong, will be 70 percent owned by privately-held Wanda, while Chinese internet giants Tencent and Baidu will hold 15 percent respectively, Wanda and…
Inside N. Korea: Water park, sacred site and minders
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:02
Former Japanese wrestler turned politician Kanji "Antonio" Inoki strikes out at Muhammad Ali during an exhibition fight in Tokyo, July 5, 1976.
Vaccine-autism study removed
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:02
STORY HIGHLIGHTSJournal removes study published on alleged link between vaccines and autismPaper taken down "because of serious concerns about validity of its conclusions"Study author says he re-analyzed data used in 2004 CDC study (CNN) -- The debate over a link between autism and vaccines continues. A study published earlier this month concluded African-American boys are more at risk for autism if they're given the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before the age of 2.
Lennon's killer denied parole
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:02
Ebola outbreak is accelerating
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:02
STORY HIGHLIGHTSWorld Health Organization says West Africa Ebola outbreak continues to accelerateThere are 1,552 confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus, WHO saysNew "road map" aims to curb outbreak in six to nine months, stop international spreadRoad map acknowledges that the eventual death toll in this outbreak could exceed 20,000 (CNN) -- The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Report: 1,400 sex abuse cases in 1 town
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:02
STORY HIGHLIGHTSAbuses included gang rape, trafficking, beating, threats at gunpointVictims were as young as 11 years old, the report saysSocial counselors, police, officials turned a blind eye, report saysMost suspects were ethnic minorities, and authorities were afraid of being branded racists (CNN) -- Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.
Chinese sport is about more than national pride
Thursday, 28 August 2014 23:02
Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon in 2012. The annual race is regarded as one of the most challenging in the world. STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe meaning of competitive sports is changing in ChinaA growing urban population and middle class are seeking a better quality of life and personal well-being through sportsIn 2013, more than 750,000 people participated in a running competition or marathonMore kids are embracing sport and the values it teaches

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