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November 19, 2018

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With murder rate rising, how do Venezuelans survive?

With murder rate rising, how do Venezuelans survive?

As if coping with constant food and medicine shortages were not enough for crisis-weary Venezuelans, many live in constant fear in a country where three people die violently every hour.The South American nation registered 26,000 homicides last year, 89 per 100

Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor".At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, t

More than 400 hurt in French fuel price protests: minister

More than 400 hurt in French fuel price protests: minister

More than 400 people were hurt, 14 seriously, in a day and night of "yellow vest" protests over rising fuel price hikes around France that claimed one life, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Sunday.The injury toll, more than double the last tally

Topless Femen activists disrupt rally of Franco fans in Madrid

Topless Femen activists disrupt rally of Franco fans in Madrid

Bare-breasted protestors from the feminist activist group Femen on Sunday disrupted a rally of some 200 people in Madrid to mark the anniversary of the death of the country's former dictator Francisco Franco.Police said nearly 200 Franco supporters had gather

Trans activists attacked during Ukraine march

Trans activists attacked during Ukraine march

Two activists were attacked with pepper-spray in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Sunday during a transgender rights march that was interrupted by dozens of far-right protesters.About 30 people were taking part in the demonstration, holding rainbow flags and b

Swimmer killed by stingray, two mauled by sharks in Australia

Swimmer killed by stingray, two mauled by sharks in Australia

A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend.The 42-year-old's death came more than a decade after world-renowned "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin