Syrians wait on the Syrian side of the border to be admitted to Turkey on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Credit Khalil Hamra / AP
As fighting in Syria continues to spread and worsen, more Syrian civilians are trying to get out of their country. They've essentially got four choices: Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey.
Turkey and Jordan have taken the greatest flood of people. The U.N estimates that 5,000 people arrive at Turkey's border every day seeking protection. There are several camps to house them but people are coming faster than places can be built to receive them. Refugees are also getting help from Turkey's Red Crescent Society.
Originally published on Sun September 2, 2012 9:28 am
Rachel Corrie, 23, stands in front of a Palestinian's home to prevent it from being demolished
An Israeli court sided with the government today, ruling that Israel was not at fault for the death of American activist Rachel Corrie.
Corrie's parents were suing for accountability and $1 in damages for the death of their 23-year-old daughter. Corrie was killed in 2003, when she stood in front of a bulldozer to try to keep the Israeli soldier manning it from razing Palestinian homes.
Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person, turned 116 over the weekend. For her birthday, Walton County, Ga., named a bridge after her. Over at Facebook headquarters, tech savvy Florence Detlor was honored by Mark Zuckerberg. At 101, Detlor is recognized as the social network's oldest registered user.