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August 28, 2014 9:33 PM
NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO

NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africa

Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Made in America Socks Get Toehold in Online Fashion Market

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Video America's Most Popular Artworks Displayed in Public Places

Public places in cities across America were turned into open-air art galleries in August. Pictures of the nation’s most popular artworks were displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more. The idea behind “Art Everywhere,” a collaborative campaign by five major museums is to allow more people to enjoy art and learn about the country’s culture and history. Faiza Elmasry has more.
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Video India’s Leprosy Battle Stymied by Continuing Stigma

Medical advancements in the treatment of leprosy have greatly diminished its impact around the world, largely eliminating the disease from most countries. India made great strides in combating leprosy, but still accounts for a majority of the world’s new cases each year, and the number of newly infected Indians is rising - more than 130,000 recorded last year. Doctors there say the problem has more to do with society than science. Shaikh Azizur Rahman reports from Kolkata.
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Video Chinese Doctors Use 3-D Spinal Implant

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Syrian Extradited to US on Terrorism Charges

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Anti-Terror Drills Highlight China’s Push Into Central Asia

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, speaks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, back to a camera, during their meeting in Moscow, Aug. 29, 2014.

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A pro-Ukrainian fighter is held in a garage in the eastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk Aug. 29, 2014.

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FILE - Senegal's Health and Social Action Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck speaks during an interview on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly, May 20, 2014, in Geneva.

Senegal Confirms First Ebola Case

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the launch of a campaign aimed at opening millions of accounts for poor Indians in New Delhi, Aug. 28, 2014.

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