NEWSWORTHY

World / Crime & Legal Feb 14, 2019

Germany sees 'frightening' rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

Anti-Semitic offences rose almost 10 percent in Germany last year, and violent attacks were up more than 60 percent, crime statistics showed Wednesday, sparking alarm in the Jewish community. Police recorded 1,646 offenses motivated by hatred against Jews, the highest level in a decade, said ...

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

World / Politics Feb 12, 2019

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

They were once manual laborers, taxi drivers, fishermen and merchants. But Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty and shortages of basic necessities have been forced into new work: picking coca leaves for Colombia's drug traffickers. Hundreds of Venezuelans work grueling days on coca leaf plantations, seduced by ...

ICE force-feeding immigration detainees on hunger strikes

World / Social Issues Feb 1, 2019

ICE force-feeding immigration detainees on hunger strikes

Immigrants have gone on hunger strikes over the past month to protest conditions inside detention facilities, prompting officials to force-feed six of them through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location, The Associated Press has learned. More detainees are refusing food at the El Paso ...