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At least 40 Venezuelans have been killed in recent protests

CNN cannot independently verify the death toll and no official figures have been released by Maduro’s government. Earlier on Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Council said 850 people have been detained since January 23, the day Guaidó declared himself president amid anti-government protests. On January 23, 696 people were detained, the highest number of recorded detentions in… Read More »

30,000 Nigerians flee Boko Haram violence in two days, UN says

Thousands have also fled to neighboring Cameroon and Chad in recent weeks, the agency said. Hostilities have strained humanitarian operations and forced aid workers to pull out from some locations, and the destruction of livelihoods and infrastructure is widespread, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch said at a press briefing in Geneva. The recent upsurge in violence has also driven… Read More »

The death rate is rising in the Mediterranean

The UNHCR estimates that 2,275 migrants died in the Mediterranean in 2018. That’s the equivalent of one death for every 51 arrivals last year. For comparison, the death rate was one for every 269 arrivals in 2015, when more than one million migrants attempted the perilous crossing. The UNHCR report, released Tuesday, says the higher death rate is… Read More »

US intelligence chiefs reveal gulf with Trump on North Korea, Iran, ISIS

But the most senior intelligence officials in the Trump administration suggested Tuesday that many of the President’s sweeping assertions related to national security are inconsistent with their own assessments. When pressed by Senate lawmakers during a hearing about the most urgent global threats facing the US, Trump’s intelligence chiefs, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA… Read More »

US intelligence chiefs reveal gulf with Trump on North Korea, Iran, ISIS

But the most senior intelligence officials in the Trump administration suggested Tuesday that many of the President’s sweeping assertions related to national security are inconsistent with their own assessments. When pressed by Senate lawmakers during a hearing about the most urgent global threats facing the US, Trump’s intelligence chiefs, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA… Read More »