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Kane Farabaugh
April 18, 2014
A 2013 State Department report on human trafficking says there are 26 million people around the world who are victims of modern day slavery, many of them young girls. The problem is a growing concern, particularly in India. VOA's Kane Farabaugh spoke recently with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the problem, which is addressed in his new book, "A Call to Action."

Video Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India

A 2013 State Department report on human trafficking says there are 26 million people around the world who are victims of modern day slavery, many of them young girls. The problem is a growing concern, particularly in India. VOA's Kane Farabaugh spoke recently with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the problem, which is addressed in his new book, "A Call to Action."

Video Millions Labor in Pakistan's Informal Economy

The World Bank says that in Pakistan, roughly 70 percent work in the so-called informal sector, a part of the economy that is unregulated and untaxed. VOA's Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on how the informal sector impact's the Pakistani economy.

Video Google Buys Drone Company

In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Ray Bonneville Sings the Blues and More on New CD

Singer/songwriter Ray Bonneville has released a new CD called “Easy Gone” with music that reflects his musical and personal journey from French-speaking Canada to his current home in Austin,Texas. The eclectic artist’s fan base extends from Texas to various parts of North America and Europe. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin.

Video Passover Celebrates Liberation from Bondage

Jewish people around the world are celebrating Passover, a commemoration of their liberation from slavery in Egypt more than 3,300 years ago. According to scripture, God helped the Jews, led by Moses, escape bondage in Egypt and cross the Red Sea into the desert. Zlatica Hoke reports that the story of the Jewish Exodus resonates with other people trying to escape slave-like conditions.

Video Basket Maker’s Skills Have World Reach

A prestigious craft show in the U.S. capital offers one-of-a-kind creations by more than 120 artists working in a variety of media. As VOA’s Julie Taboh reports from Washington, one artist lucky enough to be selected says sharing her skills with women overseas is just as significant.

Video UN Report Urges Speedier Action to Avoid Climate Disaster

A new United Nations report says the world must switch from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources to control the effects of climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the report (Sunday) following a meeting of scientists and government representatives in Berlin. The comprehensive review follows two recent IPCC reports that detail the certainty of climate change, its impacts and in this most recent report what to do about it. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has the details.

Video In Eastern Ukraine, Pro-unity Activists Emerge from Shadows

Amid the pro-Russian uprisings in eastern Ukraine, there is a large body of activists who support Ukrainian unity and reject Russian intervention. Their activities have remained largely underground, but they are preparing to take on their pro-Moscow opponents, as Henry Ridgwell reports from the eastern city of Donetsk.


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Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India

Abuse of Women "Worst Violation"

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Deadly Blast Rocks Syrian City of Homs

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Earthquake Rattles Mexico

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Science & Technology

An artist's rendition provided by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude, April 18, 2014.

Robotic Mission Kicks Up Lunar Dust

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Arts & Entertainment

Pharrell Williams performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending April 19

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FILE - Members of the Turkish Parliament convene in Ankara, March 19, 2014.

Turkish Law Gives Spy Agency Controversial Powers

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Economy & Business

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Argentina's Fight with Bondholders Reaches US Supreme Court

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