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The United Nations Refugee Agency warned since 1.3 million Venezuelans have settled in Colombia, there have been thousands of children born who are stuck in legal limbo with no identity documents, which puts them at risk of statelessness on Thursday, according to The Japan Times. Some 3.7 million people have left Venezuela, including 3 million since 2015 as the country endured a political and economic crisis in their home country causing widespread shortages of food and medicine and

The World Health Organization said on Thursday snakebites kill nearly 200 people every day and is likely the "biggest public health crisis you've never heard of," according to Deutsche Welle. Experts said the problem was particularly lethal in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and South Asia due to a large number of poisonous snakes. Even though the Ebola crisis has generated massive international attention, snakebites took the lives of up to 400,000 victims between 2014 and 2016, making it 40

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Critics including victim's of El Salvador's bloody civil war, human rights groups, and the United Nations have come out to oppose a bill which would offer amnesty for former military personnel and leftist guerillas who committed atrocities during the 1980-1992 conflict in Congress on Thursday, according to The Atlantic. The bill is currently being discussed by El Salvadoran lawmakers in committee but could include a prohibition on jail time for those accused of atrocities where 8,000 people went

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Japan is preparing to host United States President Donald Trump starting this Saturday for a four-day state visit by planning a number of historic events, according to The Washington Post. Reactions on social media on Thursday was both sympathetic and critical of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his plan to have Trump be the first foreign leader to meet Japan's new emporer, Naruhito, but also allowing him to present a special "Trump Cup" to the winner of the first sumo tournament of the…

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian soldiers. A security source and a humanitarian worker, both requesting anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to media, said insurgents struck the…

The U.S. Justice Department has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, the first time in modern U.S. history a publisher has been charged for revealing government secrets under the 1917 law, multiple media reports Thursday said. The new 18-count indictment, The Washington Post reported, charges him with unlawfully obtaining and disclosing national defense information. Assange was already facing extradition to the United States from Britain, on charges he conspired to

Voting started on Thursday in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for one of the most important European Parliament elections in decades, according to Al Jazeera. More than 400 million Europeans will head to the polls across 28 member states to help determine the composition of the 751-member parliament and the future of the bloc. The European Parliament will be responsible for choosing the next president of the European Commission and will influence the EU's legislative agenda and even

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The United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue revealed President Donald Trump was implementing a $16 billion aid program to help American farmers hurt by the ongoing U.S.-China trade war on Thursday, according to National Public Radio. “Some of this $16 billion is going to be used for market access programs to go and build markets elsewhere,” Perdue said in an interview on Fox Business Network. “If China’s decided not to play, then we’ll sell these great products elsewhere.” He did not

At least one woman should be selected by EU leaders when replacing Jean Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk as presidents of the European Commission and council, positions only ever held by men, The Guardian reported Thursday. Seventy leading politicians – including the top candidates for the jobs – and the former prime ministers and former commission president Romano Prodi – have supported the move, the report said. There has never been a female president of the European Commission or council, the

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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th-century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, with Tubman on the $20 bill had

The Federal Aviation Administration is meeting with international air regulators Thursday from around the world to assess the status of the grounded Boeing Co 737 MAX and what steps are needed to return it to service. ...

The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization warned the Kremlin and other potential foes that the military alliance was prepared to use all available means to respond to potential cyber attacks before the upcoming European Parliament elections on Thursday, according to The Independent. Jens Stoltenberg's made the warning as the bloc's members were already on high alert for potential interference as voting began in Britain and the Netherlands. Russia has already been accused of trying to

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The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan battlefield in November 2001 is being released from prison. Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh has ...

In March 2014, Joseph Lau was convicted of corruption and money laundering by a court in Macau and was sentenced to a jail term of five years and three months. A fugitive tycoon's hopes of fighting the government's plan for new extradition laws have been given a boost, when the High Court allowed a prominent London lawyer to represent him in a judicial review application, despite objections from the Secretary for

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The ACT has come out against the SAT’s adversity score. In a recent blog post, ACT CEO Marten Roorda confirmed the ACT will not be following this route. Let’s be clear. This is great news! The SAT has taken significant heat from its announcement from multiple major mainstream media sources. Furthermore, we believe much of …

May is motorcycle awareness month. No matter what type of vehicle you’re driving, it is important to share the road and drive safely.

General News Binance founder Changpeng Zhao is taking Sequoia Capital back to court for reputational damages against him after the VC investor’s case was dismissed last year. SIX , the Swiss national stock exchange group, is creating its own stablecoin – a crypto pegged to the Swiss franc – to facilitate transactions on the SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). Israel’s Central District Court has ruled Bitcoin is an asset and not a currency, and thus subject to capital gains tax in a case involving…

Wherever big crowds are gathered; music concerts, sporting events, or conferences, it is always important to conduct bag checks at the entrance. This serves to ensure that guests do not go in with contraband or items that may endanger the lives of others. Here are some tips to keep in mind when checking visitors’ bags
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The United States military said it dispatched two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, according to News Corp Australia. The move will likely anger Beijing, at a time of already heightened tensions between the two major global powers due to an ongoing trade war between China and the United States. Taiwan has become a flashpoint for the Beijing-Washington relationship as China continues to claim ownership of the South China Sea. Washington has continued freedom-of-navigation patrols

Clashes between protesters and Indonesian security forces continued on Wednesday night as crowds continued to show their rage over the result of last month's presidential election , according to Reuters. Central Jakarta was filled with instances of tear gas, rubber bullets, projectiles, and firecrackers as protesters tore apart street signs and set fire to security posts and food stalls. The capital’s governor, Anies Baswedan, said six people were killed during riots on the first night which was

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Customs and Border Protection temporarily suspended intake at the largest migrant processing center in Texas on Wednesday as the United States agency fights an outbreak of "a flu-related illness," according to National Public Radio. McAllen Central Processing Center in southern Texas is also where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week before he was transferred to another Border Patrol station and died. A CBP spokesman said 32 individuals tested positive for influenza at McAllen and

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing needed to make preparations for difficult times as it faces an uncertain international trade situation in the future on Wednesday in comments carried by state media. China and the United States have been locked in an escalated tariff war, with each targeting one another's imported goods after talks broke down to resolve the dispute between Xi and American President Donald Trump. The tensions came to a head last week as Reuters reported the Trump