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Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
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World Water Day focuses on access to clean water and sanitation...

March 22 is World Water Day. Watch this video to learn more and see the progress communities are making toward access to clean water and sanitation.
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At U.N., Pompeo reaffirms support for Venezuelan people [video]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke before the United Nations Security Council in support of the people of Venezuela and their hope for a better future.
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Trinidad and Tobago helps fleeing Venezuelans [video]

The United States is working with the government of Trinidad and Tobago to help the Venezuelans who have fled the corrupt regime of Nicolás Maduro.
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U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

A new $2.5 million initiative will help provide food and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled poverty, hunger and tyranny.
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U.N. condemns Iran’s human rights abuses

The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution censuring Iran's human rights record, including torture and imprisoning human rights defenders.
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Stark evidence of Iranian missile threat [video]

American officials put on display recovered Iranian-made missiles as evidence of the escalating threat posed by Tehran's deadly arsenal.
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The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.
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Pompeo urges U.N. action on Iran’s ballistic missiles

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations Security Council to stop Iran from developing ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear weapons.