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Record 65.6 million

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

GENEVA: Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday. That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a fresh report published by the UN refugee agency. This is "the highest figure since we started recording these figures," UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi told reporters ahead of the report…