BAGHDAD (AP) - Angelina Jolie on Thursday visited a settlement for displaced Iraqis in northwest Baghdad in her role as a goodwill ambassador for UNHCR.
The actor met four families whose members said their children could not go to school and they could not afford to pay for medical treatment, the U.N. refugee agency said.
Jolie said during her one-day trip that there is progress in returning Iraqis to their homes after years of war, but more needs to be done, according to UNHCR.
"This is a moment where things seem to be improving on the ground, but Iraqis need a lot of support and help to rebuild their lives," the agency quoted Jolie as saying. It was the actor's third trip to Iraq.
UNHCR estimates that 1.6 million Iraqis were displaced within the country by sectarian violence, and that 300,000 have returned home amid improving security. It says hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees live in neighboring countries, mostly in Syria and Jordan.
Saturday, March 23 2019 5:41 PM EDT2019-03-23 21:41:22 GMT
By Inside Edition Staff, Inside Edition Some 1,300 cruise ship passengers were rescued in a high-risk operation when their vessel hit some stormy seas off Norway, according to reports. The Viking Sky issued a mayday call Saturday when it experienced engine trouble in bad weather. With 26-foot waves reportedly thrashing around the ship, the Viking Sky was trying to avoid running aground as it drifted toward Norway's western coast. Frigid and rough waters are common in the area. Res...
Some 1,300 cruise ship passengers were rescued in a high-risk operation when their vessel hit some stormy seas off Norway, according to reports.
Saturday, March 23 2019 4:41 PM EDT2019-03-23 20:41:21 GMT
By Inside Edition Staff, Inside Edition Patriots owner Robert Kraft is breaking his silence after being arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution, saying he has "extraordinary respect for women." "I am truly sorry," Kraft said Saturday in his first public statement since his arrest last month. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard." Kraft continued: "Throughout my li...
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is breaking his silence after being charged with soliciting prostitution, saying he has "extraordinary respect for women."
Saturday, March 23 2019 3:21 PM EDT2019-03-23 19:21:23 GMT
By Stephanie Officer, Inside Edition A woman in China reportedly almost died after injecting fruit juice into her bloodstream –– in a bid to be healthy. She used 20 kinds of fruit in the concoction and wound up spending five days in intensive care, according to the BBC. When she first injected the juice, her skin began to itch and her temperature began to soar. But she didn’t do anything about it until her husband convinced her to go to the hospital. The woman, who is not named, suffe...
Cardi B Reveals She Had Illegal Butt Injections at 19 While Working as a Stripper
Saturday, March 23 2019 2:41 PM EDT2019-03-23 18:41:23 GMT
By Inside Edition Staff, Inside Edition Mama's June's daughter Pumpkin is thanking fans for their support during the family's "rough patch." June Shannon was arrested on March 13 at an Alabama gas station. She allegedly had crack cocaine and a crack pipe on her at the time and was charged with drug possession. June's boyfriend, Geno Doak, was also arrested and reportedly charged with third-degree domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug parapher...
Mama's June's daughter Pumpkin is thanking fans for their support during the family's "rough patch."
Saturday, March 23 2019 1:21 PM EDT2019-03-23 17:21:23 GMT
By Inside Edition Staff, Inside Edition One sheep was rescued from a baaad day. A sheep was found tied to a tree in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday night, according to the New York City Police Department. The animal was soaking wet and dirty and needed a shear, cops said, but it appeared otherwise healthy. Police don't know how it got there or why. Authorities loaded the sheep into a trailer and took it to the nearby New York City Animal Care Center. "We set up a home for him and ma...
Saturday, March 23 2019 12:41 PM EDT2019-03-23 16:41:34 GMT
By Stephanie Officer, Inside Edition Ruth Beer Ginsburg? Samuel Adams dedicated it’s new lager to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Called "When There Are Nine," the Belgian Brut IPA is a nod to a quote from the justice who reportedly said, “There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine.” The new brew will make it’s debut next week during an event in Boston, according to CNBC. Proceeds will benefit the Pink Boots Society, an organization promoting women ...
It is not clear how RBG feels about her new brew, but she has been known to enjoy wine.
Saturday, March 23 2019 11:41 AM EDT2019-03-23 15:41:22 GMT
By Stephanie Officer, Inside Edition You might call it a case of divine intervention. A Catholic priest was stabbed during service in front of his congregation at St. Joseph’s Orartory, Canada’s largest church. The whole ordeal was streamed live on a Catholic television station. Luckily, Father Claude Grou only received minor injuries, according to the BBC. Video shows a 26-year-old man wearing a baseball cap rushing the altar Friday morning. He and the 77-year-old tussle, before a gr...
Divine Intervention? 150-Year-Old Bible Survives Church Fire Unscathed
Saturday, March 23 2019 10:21 AM EDT2019-03-23 14:21:23 GMT
By Stephanie Officer, Inside Edition These little piggies are not heading to the market. Nearly 3,000 piglets spilled onto an Illinois highway Friday, and got a mud bath. Illinois State Police announced that the truck carrying the pigs crashed, setting them free. Pictures they posted on social media showed them happily slopping around in the mud. Authorities say it took help from the Casey Police Department, Greenup Police Department, Effingham Equity and the Illinois Department of Tr...
Firefighters Cook Up Sausages Made of Pigs They Rescued From Fire
Saturday, March 23 2019 8:01 AM EDT2019-03-23 12:01:51 GMT
By SAL BONO, Inside EditionClick here to watch video. Hell bent on changing the musical landscape and acquiring fame, Los Angeles’ Motley Crue became emblematic of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll” in the late 1980s. Their epic story of success, addiction and friendship is chronicled in the new Netflix biopic “The Dirt,” based on the best-selling book of the same name by author Neil Strauss. “It is considered to be by many people ... to be the best biography on a band that has ever bee...
Hell bent on changing the musical landscape and acquiring fame, Los Angeles’ Motley Crue became emblematic of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll” in the late 1980s.
Saturday, March 23 2019 8:01 AM EDT2019-03-23 12:01:49 GMT
By Inside Edition Staff, Inside EditionClick here to watch video. It's time for a spring clean and these are the gadgets to get the job done. "Many of them are really inexpensive and multi-purpose," said lifestyle journalist and shopping expert Trae Bodge. First up: a microfiber brush that can easily clean blinds or ceiling fans. "You can also use it for other things that are hard to get into, like your heater," Bodge said. "What is great is that it comes with replacement [cloths]...
It's time for a spring clean and these are the gadgets to get the job done.