In May, the United States accepted 1,141 Iraqi refugees--the most the U.S. has accepted in a given month. The Bush administration projected it could admit almost 8,000 more refugees by the end of September, closing in on (but not guaranteeing) its goal of 12,000 refugees by fiscal year-end.
Thirty-six deaths, 2,000 victims of abuse and torture and 3,000 displaced Zimbaweans have been documented in a 69-page report released Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based monitoring group.
As China's two-day National College Entrance Exam -- known as gaokao -- begins today, a swirl of activity is planned to ensure the best possible conditions for students to take the test that will determine their professional tracks within Chinese society.
The first students returned to school in Wenchuan, China, the epicenter of last month’s devastating earthquake, which killed nearly 70,000 people.
A member of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur was shot and killed in a refugee camp outside the North Darfur capital El Fasher on Wednesday.
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