Before the former Yugoslavia split and battles began in 1992, Bosnia had about 4.4 million people. It's likely fewer than 4 million are there now. An accurate count is needed if the nation is going to one day join the European Union.
During the early 20th century, polio killed thousands of American children each summer and paralyzed many more. Now, as the world fights to eradicate the virus globally, we look back at the development of the polio vaccine and its successful deployment around the world.
The news out of Syria is being captured regularly on social media. The documentation not only serves as a bulletin for foreigners, but also as an alert for those with family members who become victims.
Japanese mobile phone company Softbank has announced it has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion. The deal would make Sprint Nextel a tougher competitor against its bigger rivals, Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
Syria's Alawite minority has largely maintained its solid support for President Bashar Assad, a fellow Alawite. But recent developments, including the defection of an army colonel, suggest there are now cracks in the Alawite community.
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