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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million markUN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA -- The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year alone.

The Geneva-based UN refugee agency says about one of every eight Syrians is now fleeing across the border, and 6.5 million others have been displaced within the country's borders.


Pro-Russian rebels take strategic portPro-Russian rebels take strategic port

KIEV -- Heavily armed rebel fighters backed by tanks entered the Ukrainian port of Novoazovsk Thursday in a bid to create a land link between Russia and Crimea.

EU haggles over candidates for top jobsEU haggles over candidates for top jobs

BRUSSELS -- On Saturday the European Union will pick the two top European Commission jobs for the next half decade – a new president and foreign policy chief.


Thousands return home as Gaza calm returnsThousands return home as Gaza calm returns

GAZA CITY -- An open-ended truce with Israel brings to an end 50 days of conflict in which more than 2,200 people have been killed, most of them Palestinians.

Formula E Championship,  print and multimediaFormula E Championship, print and multimedia

BEIJING -- The first round of the all-new Formula E season starts on a street circuit in Beijing on September 13. Ten teams will race in ten cities on four continents.


U.S. and Europe prepare to battle for Ryder CupU.S. and Europe prepare to battle for Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES -- America's top golfers will lock horns with holders Europe in a bid to win back the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland from September 25 to 28.

Silva would win Brazil vote – poll showsSilva would win Brazil vote – poll shows

SAO PAULO -- Former Environment Minister Marina Silva would win Brazil’s presidency in a runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff, according to an Ibope poll.


Italy responds to weapons call by Iraqi KurdsItaly responds to weapons call by Iraqi Kurds

ROME -- A shipment of Soviet-era weapons seized by the Italian navy in 1994 could be sent to ill-equipped Kurdish Peshmerga fighting Islamic State militants.

Sep: World Agenda,  print and multimediaSep: World Agenda, print and multimedia

EDINBURGH -- Events include Scotland’s independence referendum, an Ebola vaccine to be trialled in West Africa, and a report on allegations of FIFA corruption.


Sep 9: Apple's iPhone 6,  print and multimediaSep 9: Apple's iPhone 6, print and multimedia

CUPERTINO -- The all-new iPhone 6is expected to rollout at a special event around September 9, with a price tag likely to start at around $650 (£550, €490).

Aug 30: Basketball World Cup,  print and multimediaAug 30: Basketball World Cup, print and multimedia

MADRID -- The Naismith Trophy and a place at the 2016 Olympics are up for grabs as the world’s top basketball nations head to Spain for the FIBA World Cup.


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