Sep 13, 2011, 10:32 p.m.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yan Minglong, one of millions of recent Chinese college graduates, is not impressed with the doors opened by higher education. "Jobs? What jobs?" the 23-year-old said, whiling away his Saturday afternoon in a billiards hall in Shigezhuang, a gritty neighborhood on Beijing's northern outskirts where cheap rent is the main draw for some of China's white-collar hopefuls.

Hague court urged to investigate Pope over sex abuse

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Victims of sexual abuse by the clergy want the International Criminal Court to investigate Pope Benedict and three Vatican officials, accusing them of allowing the rape and abuse of children. The New York-based rights group Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and another group, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), filed a complaint with the ICC alleging that Vatican officials committed crimes against humanity because they tolerated and enabled sex crimes.

Tripoli's new normal -- bickering politicians

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Less than a month after Muammar Gaddafi's fall, Tripoli is bustling. Shoppers throng markets. Banks are open. Electricity and water are back, most of the time. Out in the desert, some oil flows. With parts of the giant OPEC member country still at war, the rapid spread of a semblance of normality is startling.

Russia resists Syria sanctions, Assad forces kill 22

AMMAN (Reuters) - Russia has rejected Western calls for wider sanctions on Syria over its violent crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad, in which the United Nations said 2,600 people have been killed. A day after France described the lack of a firm U.N. stance against Damascus as a scandal, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday recent U.S. and European sanctions on Syria meant "additional pressure now is absolutely not needed in this direction."

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