After visiting a camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, actress Angelina Jolie said the world is living through an era of mass displacement.
Jolie, reading from a prepared speech alongside United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees Antonio Guterres, told journalists that "never before have so many people been dispossessed or stripped of their human rights."
Jolie's visit is the latest in a series of visits to Turkey as part of her work as the UNHCR's special envoy. It is meant to bring attention to the plight of refugees, whose number has reached a record 60 million worldwide, according to the U.N.
As numbers increase, many countries are scrambling to find ways to close their doors. Hungary recently announced plans to build a 13-foot high fence on the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants from Asia and Africa.
Jolie spoke of the problem in general terms. "People are running out of places to run to," she said, emphasizing "the need to be open and tolerant to people … who may not be able to return home."
Turkey now officially hosts the world's largest refugee community — about 1.6 million, according the latest U.N. figures.
Kim's interview upsets NPR listeners
An appearance by Kim Kardashian on the National Public Radio show "Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!" has angered some listeners. NPR received hundreds of complaints about last week's episode of the humorous quiz show. Kardashian was in a segment called "Not My Job," in which she answered questions about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some have threatened to stop donating to NPR, but on this week's show, host Peter Sagal didn't seem to take the criticism too seriously. "You said a celebrity like her wasn't up to our standards of intellectual rigor," he said to audience laughter. But with his tongue planted firmly in cheek, he finished, "We let you down. And I hope that if you listen to this week's show, we can once again regain your trust by doing the great work that we do."
Arrested: A former child actor who starred in one of the "Star Wars" movie sequels faces charges after a high-speed chase in South Carolina. Colleton County Sheriff's deputies last week arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd. He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." The suspect was charged with reckless driving, accused of hitting speeds over 100 miles per hour before crashing into trees off Interstate 95. He remained in jail Sunday.