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U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training

U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video Hope, Prayer Enter Fight Against S. Africa Xenophobia

South Africa has been swept by disturbing attacks on foreign nationals. Some blame the attacks on a legacy of colonialism, while others say the economy is to blame. Whatever the cause, ordinary South Africans - and South African residents from around the world - say they're praying for the siege of violence to end. Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
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Video New Brain Mapping Techniques Could Ease Chronic Pain

From Boulder, Colorado, Shelley Schlender reports that new methods for mapping pain in the brain are providing validation for chronic pain and might someday guide better treatment.
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Video Italy Rescues Migrants After Separate Deadly Capsize Incident

Italy continued its massive search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Monday for the capsized boat off the coast of Libya that was carrying hundreds of migrants, while at the same time rescuing Syrian migrants from another vessel off the coast of Sicily. Thirteen children were among the 98 Syrian migrants whose boat originated from Turkey on the perilous journey to Europe.
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Video New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria

The World Health Organization estimates 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under the age of five and pregnant women being the most vulnerable. As World Malaria Day approaches (April 25), mortality rates are falling, and a new test -- well into the last stage of trials -- is having positive results in Kenya. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA from Nairobi.
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Video Fast Track Trade Bill Opens Economic, Political Divisions

U.S. lawmakers agreed on draft legislation this week to give the White House “fast track” authority to negotiate a free trade deal with Pacific nations. If approved, the bill gives lawmakers the authority to set trade objectives, but limits their ability to make changes once agreement is reached. Trade officials say the bill would help President Barack Obama realize his so called “Asia pivot,” but as Mil Arcega reports, it also sets the stage for economic and political divisions at home.
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Video Are Energy Needs Putting Thailand's Natural Beauty at Risk?

Thailand's appetite for more electricity has led to the construction of new dams along the Mekong River to the north and new coal plants near the country's famous beaches in the south. A proposed coal plant in a so-called "green zone" has touched off a debate. VOA's Steve Sandford reports.
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Video Eye Contact Secures Dog's Place in Human Heart

Dogs serve in the military, work with police and assist the disabled, and have been by our side for thousands of years serving as companions and loyal friends. We love them. They love us in return. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports on a new study that looks at the bio-chemical bond that cements that human-canine connection.
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Video At Brooklyn 'Free School,' Students Control Their Education

The democratic or “free school” movement, in which children have an equal say in school governance, and choose how to spend their days - whether in study or play - began more than 100 years ago. Today, there are several hundred such private schools scattered around the world, in countries as different as South Korea, Japan, India, Germany, Brazil and Colombia. By far, most are in the U.S. VOA's Carolyn Weaver visited the 11-year-old private Brooklyn Free School in New York.
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Video Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic - to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. Adam Bailes traveled with the team and has this report.

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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict, April 8, 2015.

Penalty Phase Begins in Boston Marathon Bomber's Trial

Nearly two weeks after convicting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, federal jury returns to work to determine whether to sentence him to death or life in prison More

Asia

U.S. citizens Heather Mack, left, and Tommy Schaefer sit in a prison bus at Denpasar court following their verdicts on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, April 21, 2015. Mack holds their child.

US Couple Sentenced in Bali Suitcase Killing

Court sentences Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison, Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing her mother while vacationing last August More

Middle East

FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iran Calls for Yemen Cease-Fire

President Rouhani says proposal for halt in fighting, talks among Yemeni parties and formation of inclusive government is way to solve Yemen's crisis More

Americas

FILE - Bishop Juan Barros, center, attends his first religious service as citizens, rear right, protest against him at the Osorno cathedral, south of Santiago, March 21, 2015.

Chileans Continue Protest Against Bishop With Links to Abuser

Juan Barros, recently appointed to southern Chile diocese, is accused of having shielded country's most notorious pedophile priest More

Science & Technology

Yanomami villagers had no known previous contact with Western civilization, but they harbored bacteria with genes that defeat the most modern antibiotics. (Credit: Oscar Noya)

Antibiotic Resistance Found in Isolated Amazonian Tribe

Yanomami villagers in Venezuela offer rare chance to see what microbes likely shared our bodies before civilizations evolved More

Arts & Entertainment

Movie-themed municipal art is seen on a traffic circle in the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate where dozens of foreign movies are filmed every year, Jan. 29, 2015.

Bible Stories, Thrillers Make Morocco a Top Filming Choice

It's been a banner year for country's status as a gigantic film-set, with $120M spent by foreign film productions in last year, more than past 5 years put together More

Europe

FILE - Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow, April 17, 2015.

Mother of Ukraine Pilot Held in Russia Seeks Global Support

Maria Savchenko launches global campaign in Germany, pleads for help to 'bring Nadiya back home to Ukraine,' to meet UN official in New York on Tuesday More

Economy & Business

FILE - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., third right, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, leading a delegation of U.S. lawmakers, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third left,  at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Feb. 19, 2015.

Japan, US Voice Optimism Over TPP Trade Talks

Two countries have been locked in negotiations over Trans-Pacific Partnership, a US proposal that would connect a dozen economies by cutting trade barriers, among many things More

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