Venezuelan aid clashes turn deadly as woman is killed by Maduro's forces near Brazilian border

Venezuela facing new unrest after Maduro closes border with Brazil Deadly clashes are being reported at the border after President Nicolas Maduro refuses foreign humanitarian aid; Kitty Logan reports. The standoff for humanitarian aid for Venezuela turned deadly Friday when a woman of an indigenous group was killed and another dozen injured after clashes with security forces at a border […]

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Venezuela opposition delivers first cargo of humanitarian aid: Guaido

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, said on Monday his team had delivered a first cargo of the humanitarian aid that has become a flashpoint in his tussle with President Nicolas Maduro, without specifying how it had received it. Guaido, who has been recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela’s legitimate president over the past month, tweeted a […]

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Yemen migrant route grows 50 percent, surpasses Mediterranean: IOM

GENEVA (Reuters) – The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise 50 percent this year compared to 2017, with almost 150,000 risking all on the journey from the Horn of Africa toward the Arabian Gulf, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday. Joel Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said that meant there were […]

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Foreign aid bosses exaggerated how many lives its spending has saved

British foreign aid bosses exaggerated how many lives its spending has saved – bumping the figures up by 23,000 Department for International Development allegedly knew figures were flawed Independent Commission for Aid Impact warned its predictions were too high  Dfid had a target of preventing 50,000 deaths from pregnancy complications It claimed to have saved 103,000 mothers’ lives but revised […]

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£11million foreign aid scheme backed by Bono failed to reduce hunger

Proof that foreign aid DOESN’T work: Scathing report reveals £11million scheme backed by Bono failed to reduce poverty or hunger Department for International Development report concludes projects failed £11 million – £2,906 per household – was spent on 35 poor villages in Ghana ‘Rock star economist’ Professor Jeffrey Sachs and U2’s Bono back back project Report found scheme backed by […]

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Rite Aid distribution center employee kills 3 people before killing herself, police say

Maryland shooter died from self-inflicted gunshot Officials: 26-year-old temporary staffer killed at least three and wounded several others before shooting herself in the head; Peter Doocy reports from Aberdeen, Maryland. The lone shooter responsible for killing at least three people and wounding several others during a Thursday morning assault on a Maryland distribution center died at the hospital after she […]

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Palestinians blast Trump’s aid cut as political blackmail

Jerusalem: Palestinian officials denounced the Trump administration's cancellation of more than $US200 ($280 million) million in aid, accusing Washington of "weaponising" humanitarian assistance by using it as a tool to coerce political concessions. Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk line up to receive food supplies from a UN agency in Damascus, Syria. The aid cut, announced on Friday, […]

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Elephant rushes to Thai carer’s aid when she sees him ‘fighting’

Elephant demonstrates incredible bond with its carer as it rushes to his aid when she sees him ‘fighting’… and even checks to see he is okay Footage shows giant elephant charging across an enclosure to protect her carer Thongsri, 17, reacted after seeing her keeper being ‘attacked’ in Thai sanctuary In reality, the elephant’s carer and another man had been […]

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