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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Changei
November 24, 2014 10:09 PM
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and her supporters will continue pushing to amend a constitutional clause that bars her from running for president next year. VOA's Than Lwin Htun reports from the capital Naypyitaw in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.

Video Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Change

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and her supporters will continue pushing to amend a constitutional clause that bars her from running for president next year. VOA's Than Lwin Htun reports from the capital Naypyitaw in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.

Video Mali Attempts to Shut Down Ebola Transmission Chain

Senegal and Nigeria were able to stop small Ebola outbreaks by closely monitoring those who had contact with the sick person and quickly isolating anyone with symptoms. Mali is now scrambling to do the same. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Mali on what the country is doing to shut down the chain of transmission.

Video Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads

New public opinion polls in Hong Kong indicate declining support for pro-democracy demonstrations after weeks of street protests. VOA’s Bill Ide in Guangzhou and Pros Laput in Hong Kong spoke with protesters and observers about whether demonstrators have been too aggressive in pushing for change.

Video Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine

During a commemoration for millions who died of starvation in Ukraine in the early 1930s, President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at Soviet-era totalitarianism for causing the deaths and accused today’s Russian-backed rebels in the east of using similar tactics. VOA’s Daniel Shearf reports from Kyiv.

Video US Immigration Relief Imminent for Mixed-Status Families

Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the Washington, D.C., area may benefit from a controversial presidential order announced this week. It's not a path to citizenship, as some activists hoped. But it will allow more immigrants who arrived as children or who have citizen children, to avoid deportation and work legally. VOA's Victoria Macchi talks with one young man who benefited from an earlier presidential order, and whose parents may now benefit after years of living in fear.

Video Tensions Build on Korean Peninsula Amid Military Drills

It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the U.S. and South Korean forces held joint military exercises in a show of force. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.

Video Memories of the Berlin Wall (On Assignment)

Reporter Henry Ridgwell talks with On Assignment's Rebecca Ward about his coverage of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Video Hispanics Welcome Obama Immigration Action with Reservations

Many Hispanics are welcoming the announcement by President Barack Obama that will shield millions of undocumented residents of the United States from deportation. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where many immigrants gathered to watch the televised announcement that some are applauding, but about which others have reservations.

Video Gay Evangelicals Argue That Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

More than 30 U.S. states now recognize same-sex marriages, and an increasing number of mainline American churches are blessing them. But evangelical church members- which account for around 30 percent of the U.S. adult population - believe the Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender evangelicals are coming out. Backed by a prominent evangelical scholar, they argue that the traditional reading of the bible is wrong.

Video New Skateboard Defies Gravity

A futuristic dream only a couple of decades ago, the hoverboard – a skateboard that floats above the ground - has finally been made possible. While still not ready for mass production, it promises to become a cool mode of transport... at least over some surfaces. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.

Video Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers

Since its outbreak in West Africa, Ebola has claimed more than 5,400 lives — including 329 health care workers, according to the World Health Organization. A team from a university in Maryland is working to improve protective equipment for these doctors and nurses. VOA’s June Soh reports.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes North Korea's special envoy Choe Ryong Hae during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 20, 2014.

US Experts: N. Korean Envoy Sent to Russia to Ease Diplomatic Isolation

Choe Ryong Hae, a high-ranking member of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, wrapped up a week-long trip to Russia Monday More


FILE - A South Sudanese army soldier stands next to a machine gun mounted on a truck in Malakal town, some 500 km (312 miles) northeast of the capital, Juba.

S. Sudan Warns UN Sanctions Could Fuel Confrontation

EU, US have already imposed bilateral sanctions for frequent breaches of a first peace agreement signed in January More

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A man walks past Raqqa Museum, which activists said was damaged by airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Islamic State-controlled Raqqa, eastern Syria, November 25, 2014.

Syrian Airstrikes on Raqqa Kill Dozens

Activists say Tuesday's strikes hit an industrial zone and a popular market near the city's museum; at least 36 of those killed were civilians More


FILE - A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Peace" during a march in Bogota, Nov. 19, 2014.

Colombia's FARC Free Two Soldiers to Restart Talks

Troops taken captive in restive eastern department of Arauca in November 9 military operation freed with help of ICRC More

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FILE - Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China, Nov. 13, 2014.

Talks on New UN Climate Treaty Set Next Week in Peru

Representatives from 200 countries will discuss emissions reductions, setting stage for broader talks in 2015 More

Arts & Entertainment

A placard showing a caricature of Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee (L) is displayed at the main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, Oct. 23, 2014.

Hong Kong Protesters Plan Rescue of Protest Art

With authorities preparing to break up another protest camp site, volunteers plan to carry about 100 selected pieces away to preserve them from destruction More


FILE - French students shout slogans while holding a hand-made sign, "Europe against the Far Right", as they participate in a demonstration to protest against the results by France's far-right National Front political party in the European election in Par

French Far-right National Front Reveals Russian Financing

Admission comes as France postpones contract to deliver two warships to Russia — a deal National Front had sought More


Participants at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves summit view monitors showing former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she delivers keynote remarks in New York, Nov. 21, 2014.

Clean Cookstoves Get a Global Boost

Pollution from smoky cook fires kills an estimated 4 million people each year; donors pledge $413 million to combat problem at New York summit More

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