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Colombia aids Venezuelans fleeing food, economic crisis

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Colombia has been hosting Venezuelans fleeing the country from a serious food shortage and economic crisis.

Since 2016, the neighboring Colombia offered visas to Venezuelans seeking refuge.

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African migrants saved from Libyan Slave Trade return with HIV, PTSD

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Nigerian officials discover that a number of African migrants sent back from Libya have tested positive for HIV, prompting a massive recall of returnees.

The exact number of HIV positive deportees have not been disclosed, but health officials express concern that those returning back to their villages and towns will spread the disease.

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U.N. renounces Trump’s Jerusalem decision; Haley throws a ‘friendship’ party

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During a special emergency session on Thursday, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling for the revocation of President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Yemen’s Ambassador Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany introduced the U.N. resolution. Alyemany is part of a bloc of Middle-Eastern officials that condemned Trump’s announcement on December 6, which also included plans that the United States would move their headquarters from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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