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    Thousands of Syrians Flee Aleppo to Escape Russian Airstrikes

    Tens of thousands fled their homes Friday, headed toward Turkey as Russia intensified its aerial bombardment in northern Syria against rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad


    Julian Assange emerged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to deliver a statement from the balcony. After the statement, he went back inside, Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo: L. Ramirez / VOA)

    Video WikiLeaks Founder Assange Calls UN Ruling 'Vindication'

    Julian Assange has been 'arbitrarily detained' at Ecuadorian embassy in London, but group has no authority over British police seeking to arrest him

    Daniele Ferreira dos Santos feeds her son Juan Pedro, who suffers from microcephaly, as they wait to be examined at the Altino Ventura Foundation, a treatment center that provides free health care, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2016.

    UN: Women's Rights Key to Stopping Zika Outbreak

    High Commissioner for Human Rights says respecting women’s rights and granting them access to reproductive health services are essential

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    German Artists to Memorialize Refugees with Life Jacket Exhibiti
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    Hamada Elsaram
    February 05, 2016 4:30 PM
    Sold in every kind of shop in some Turkish port towns, life jackets have become a symbol of the refugee crisis that brought a million people to Europe in 2015.  On the shores of Lesbos, Greece, German artists collect discarded life jackets as they prepare an art installation they plan to display in Germany.  For VOA, Hamada Elrasam has this report from Lesbos, Greece.

    German Artists to Memorialize Refugees with Life Jacket Exhibit

    Sold in every kind of shop in some Turkish port towns, life jackets have become a symbol of the refugee crisis that brought a million people to Europe in 2015.


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    Former Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Angers Lawmakersi
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    February 05, 2016 6:15 AM
    A former U.S. pharmaceutical business executive has angered lawmakers by refusing to explain why he raised the price of a life-saving pill by 5,000 percent. Martin Shkreli was removed from a congressional hearing on Thursday after citing his Fifth Amendment right to stay silent. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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    Female Oscar Nominees Talented, Young and Fiercely Competitivei
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    Penelope Poulou
    February 04, 2016 10:58 PM
    They are beautiful, talented and fiercely competitive. Many of this year’s Academy Award nominees in the categories of Best Actress in a Leading Role and Supporting Role are young, prolific thespians who are making their way into the Hollywood establishment. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.

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