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Some Aid From Brazil Pierces Venezuela’s Blockade, but Violence Erupts Along the Colombian Border

CÚCUTA, Colombia — Waving banners and chanting antigovernment slogans, Venezuela’s opposition managed to puncture President Nicolás Maduro’s humanitarian aid blockade on Saturday, sending least one truck across from Brazil. But [...]

Dispute over Violence Against Women Act roils budget talks

“I just want to make sure it gets funded for a period of time, while we work out the substantive issues,” Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks said of the Violence Against Women Act. The fate of the 1994 law has been in flux for months. | AP [...]

As West Bank Violence Surges, Israel Is Silent on Attacks by Jews

AL MUGHAYIR, West Bank — A gang of a dozen or so armed Jewish settlers descended from a hilltop outpost to the Palestinian village below and opened fire, witnesses said. Israeli soldiers arrived, and instead of stopping the settlers, [...]

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

The Justice Department has been warning the state agencies and nonprofits that run them that it will only be able to process funding requests until Jan. 18. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Survivors [...]

Violence Surges as Yellow Vests Attack French Government Ministry

PARIS — The first Yellow Vest demonstration of the new year reached a new level of violence on Saturday as a government ministry building was attacked and the minister evacuated out the back door. What started two months ago as a [...]

Bangladesh Prime Minister Wins 3rd Term Amid Deadly Violence on Election Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling party won Bangladesh’s election with a large majority, the country’s Election Commission said early on Monday, giving Mrs. Hasina a third straight term following a vote that the opposition [...]

Bernie alumni seek meeting to address ‘sexual violence’ on ‘16 campaign

People involved in the effort said they signed the letter before Sen. Bernie Sanders officially launched a 2020 presidential bid in the hopes that it would spur real action within his campaign (if he opts to run). | Ethan Miller/Getty [...]

Trek into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence

LUSEGHE, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley in their rubber boots, into a forest so thick and so tall that the air around them turned suddenly cool, trying to reach [...]

US, others express concern about violence in Sudan

CAIRO (AP) – The United States, Britain, Norway and Canada say they are concerned by “credible reports” that Sudan’s security forces have used live ammunition against demonstrators demanding that President Omar Bashir step down. In [...]

Nobel Peace Prize to honour champions of struggle against sexual violence

OtherOSLO (AFP) – Champions of the fight against sexual violence, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a former captive of jihadists, will on Monday (Dec 10) receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year highlights [...]