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Adam Bailes
October 20, 2014 4:37 PM
Sierra Leone's first Ebola orphanage has opened in the Kailahun district. Hundreds of children orphaned since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak face stigma and rejection with nobody to care for them. Adam Bailes reports for VOA about a new interim care center that's aimed at helping the growing number of children affected by Ebola.
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Video Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's first Ebola orphanage has opened in the Kailahun district. Hundreds of children orphaned since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak face stigma and rejection with nobody to care for them. Adam Bailes reports for VOA about a new interim care center that's aimed at helping the growing number of children affected by Ebola.
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Video China Political Meeting Seeks to Improve Rule of Law

China’s communist leaders will host a top level political meeting this week, called the Fourth Plenum, and for the first time in the party’s history, rule of law will be a key item on the agenda. Analysts and Chinese media reports say the meetings could see the approval of long-awaited measures aimed at giving courts more independence and include steps to enhance an already aggressive and high-reaching anti-corruption drive. VOA’s Bill Ide has more from Beijing.
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Video Kobani Fighting Sends 400,000 Refugees to Turkey

The offensive by Islamic State militants against the northern Syrian city of Kobani has caused hundreds of thousands of residents to flee to Turkey. They receive help from Turkish authorities and individuals, but say much more is needed. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from the town of Suruc a few kilometers from the border.
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Video Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record. That’s up more than 20,000 from 2012, according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here. So who takes in these children? VOA's Carolyn Presutti introduces us to one Florida woman who is taking charge of hundreds.
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Video Fear and Anger in Guinea Over Ebola (On Assignment October 17 2014)

VOA's Carol Guesburg, recently back from Guinea, joins On Assignment to share what she witnessed in one of the countries worst affected by Ebola
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Video Obama Fights Ebola’s Political Fallout

The fear of Ebola has become a political factor in the United States, where President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is fighting to retain control of the Senate in congressional elections next month. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports the one fatality from Ebola on U.S. soil and two additional cases are posing a political challenge for Obama.
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Video South Korea Confronts Violence Within Military Ranks

Every able-bodied South Korean male between 18 and 35 must serve for 21 to 36 months in the country’s armed forces, depending upon the specific branch. For many, service is a rite of passage to manhood. But there are growing concerns that bullying and violence come along with the tradition. Reporter Jason Strother has more from Seoul.
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Video Turkey Campus Attacks Raise Islamic Radicalization Fears

Concerns are growing in Turkey of Islamic radicalization at some universities, after clashes between supporters of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) or ISIS, and those opposed to the extremists. Pro-jihadist literature is on sale openly on the streets of Istanbul. Critics accuse the government of turning a blind eye to radicalism at home, while Kurds accuse the president of supporting IS - a charge strongly denied. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Robot Locates Unexploded Underwater Mines

Many educators believe that hands-on experience is the best way to learn. Proving that the method works is a project developed by a group of students at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. They rose up to a challenge posted by the U.S. Department of Defense and successfully designed and built an underwater robot for locating submerged unexploded ordnance. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Syrian Defector Leaks Shocking Photos of Torture Victims

Shocking photographs purporting to show Syrian torture victims are on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The museum says the graphic images are among thousands of photographs recently smuggled out of Syria by a military policeman-turned-defector. As VOA reporter Julie Taboh reports, the museum says the photos provide further evidence of atrocities committed by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against its own people.
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Video Flooding Adds to Misery in South Sudan Camps

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese who fled to a U.N. base to escape violence in Unity State are now facing another enemy: rising floodwaters. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow has this exclusive report from the Bentiu protection site, where aid workers are scrambling to help a population with nowhere else to turn.
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Video Hong Kong Protests Expose Generation Gap

Most of the tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong are students seeking democracy. Idealistic youths say while the older generation worries about the present, they are fighting for the territory's future. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Hong Kong.

Africa

FILE - Voters line up to cast their votes at a polling station, in Maputo, Mozambique, Oct. 15, 2014.

Mozambique Awaits Overdue Election Results

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Middle East

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 20, 2014.

Multimedia Kurds Welcome Turkish Approval of Reinforcements for Kobani

US, some European nations have pushed Turkey to help the Syrian border town of Kobani that is besieged by Islamic State militants More

Americas

FILE - Retired colonel and former mayor of the town of Providencia, Cristian Labbe, in Santiago, Chile, June 21, 2005.

Former Chilean Mayor Arrested for Pinochet-era Human Rights Crimes

Cristian Labbe, a retired colonel who later served as mayor of Providencia, is a subject of probe into rights violations, a government spokesman said More

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Video Network-Sharing System Improves Internet, Cell Phone Connections

Scientists at Stevens Institute of Technology design system that automatically uses available Wi-Fi networks and switches between them without burdening any of them More

Arts & Entertainment

FILE - A group of comedians are seen at the Hollywood Laugh Factory.

Contest Seeks to Crown World's Funniest Person

Iranian-born US comedy club chain founder Jamie Masada scoured the globe for best comics, ten of whom will perform in semi-finals Monday More

Europe

FILE - European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Sept. 10, 2014.

Europe Vows to Step Up Aid for Ebola Crisis

Foreign ministers call for more money, more coordination and more health workers on the ground, consider pledging goal of $1.27B when they meet later this week More

Health

VIDEO: Two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola have contracted the disease. Both were moved from the Dallas hospital where they caught the virus to special biohazard treatment centers. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on precautions, concerns and fears about Ebola in the U.S.

Video US Ebola Fears Spread Faster Than Virus

Once three cases of Ebola were diagnosed in the US - a Liberian man died of the disease, two of his caregivers contracted the disease -- fears reached a crescendo More

Economy & Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a conference on economic opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Oct. 17, 2014.

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show US income, opportunity gap is approaching its widest point in nearly a century More

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