Global Week in Review: Chad Sees Huge Spike in Malaria Cases

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  • Indian Who Wrote About Escaping Taliban Shot Dead
  • New Food Crisis Looms in Zimbabwe
  • UN: Syria Refugees Top 2 Million Mark
  • Strike Starts in South Africa
  • Brazil, Mexico Question U.S. Over Espionage Reports
  • Japan Pledges Millions to Clean Up Fukushima
  • Sierra Leone Publishes First-Ever Status of Youth Study
  • Youssou Ndour Dropped from Senegal Government
  • NBA Comes to African TV
  • Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Makes History
  • Malala Yousafzai Opens Europe’s Largest Library
  • Kenya to Vote on World Court Pullout
  • An Unlikely Friendship Grows
  • Chad Sees a Tenfold Rise in Malaria
  • Egypt Minister Survives Bomb Attack
  • New Mali President Sworn In to Office
  • Chilean Judges Apologize for Inaction During Pinochet Regime
  • British Teachers to Walk Out of School

UN: Syria Refugees Top 2 Million Mark

The surge of Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland has surpassed 2 million, according to the U.N.’s refugee agency. BBC reported that more Syrians are now displaced than any other nationality. Meanwhile, President Obama has won key backing from U.S. lawmakers on his call for a military strike on Syria, a motion that Congress is expected to vote on next week.

(Photo: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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