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People Fleeing Venezuela Need Protection, Must Not Be Deported

GENEVA —  The U.N. refugee agency says the majority of Venezuelans fleeing worsening conditions in their country are in need of international protection and must not be forcibly returned home. Citizens are leaving Venezuela as political, economic, human rights and humanitarian conditions deteriorate. The U.N. refugee agency reports some 3.7 …

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Post-Election Clashes Calm in Indonesia

JAKARTA —  Calm returned to the streets of Jakarta on Thursday after clashes between police and supporters of the losing candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election. The government has deployed tens of thousands of police officers to deal with violence that spread over two nights. The violence has left at least …

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Venezuelans Barter as They Abandon Worthless Currency

Venezuela’s economy has virtually collapsed, with hyperinflation expected to reach 10 million percent this year, according to the IMF, and shortages of food and medicine are causing a humanitarian crisis of almost unequaled proportions. The situation is so dire in what was once Latin America’s richest nation that people have …

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TV Show Protests Georgia Abortion Law by Leaving US State

NEW YORK —  “The Power,” an upcoming TV series produced by online retail and entertainment giant Amazon, will no longer film in Georgia, following the state’s near ban on abortion that was signed into law earlier this month, director Reed Morano said. Morano, who won an Emmy Award for her …

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Manchester Marks Anniversary of Concert Bombing

LONDON —  Like last year on May 22 bells will toll across the northern English city of Manchester to mark the anniversary — this time the second— of the suicide bombing of the Manchester Arena that left 23 concert-goers dead, including the attacker, and 139 wounded, more than half of …

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Clashes in Jakarta in Wake of Election

JAKARTA —  One person was killed in Jakarta Wednesday as supporters of Prabowo Subianto, the former army general who lost the election, clashed with the security forces. Protesters refused to disperse as police tried to persuade them to leave saying that it’s Ramadan and they should refrain from committing violence …

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Police to Return Seized Property to San Francisco Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO —  Police agreed Tuesday to return property seized from a San Francisco journalist in a raid, but the decision did little to ease tensions in the case, which has alarmed journalism advocates and put pressure on city leaders. Authorities have said the May 10 raids on freelancer Bryan …

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Guatemalan Boy Dies in US Border Custody

A Guatemalan boy in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody died Monday, the agency announced in a statement. The 16-year-old was detained by officials on May 13 near Hidalgo, Texas, after entering the country unlawfully, according to CBP. He was found “unresponsive” while being held at the Weslaco Border Patrol …

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