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Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo talks to the media during his visit at a reservoir development project in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 22, 2014.

July 24, 2014 4:52 AM
President's call to Widodo lends U.S. support to credibility of July 9 election; Indonesia plays crucial role in administration’s ‘rebalance’ of Asia-Pacific region More

Bank Settlements Create Windfall for US

US regulators, prosecutors receive massive fines from some of world's largest banks, but where is that money going? A lot is not allocated for anything in particular

Arizona Inmate Latest to Die in Apparently Botched Execution

Witnesses say convicted killer Joseph Wood repeatedly gasped for air after he was injected with an overdose of a sedative and painkiller combination

FAA Lifts US Flight Ban on Israeli Airport

Death toll in Gaza rises above 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire kills 16 people in Hamas-dominated coastal territory, Palestinian officials say

Chinese National Pleads Guilty to US Arms Smuggling

Bo Cai faces up to 35 years in prison for scheming with his cousin, a student in the US, to smuggle military sensors to China

US Bioterror Lab Director Resigns After Anthrax Scare

Potentially 80 lab workers were exposed to deadly bacteria that were accidentally released before being deactivated

US Boosts Iraq Surveillance Flights

Washington has'nt yet authorized unmanned drone strikes as requested by Baghdad on forces known as Islamic State who control swaths of Iraqi territory, a top State Department official says

US Scientists to Map Interior of Mount St. Helens Volcano

Team trying to get a better handle on magma stores and internal workings of the volcano to improve warning systems prior to eruption

'Batman Day' Marks Caped Crusader's 75th Anniversary

Fans celebrate ‘birthday’ of American fictional superhero featured in comic books, multitude of movies, television shows, and video games

Video Downed Malaysian Airliner’s Voice Recorder Intact

Device may hold clues to deadly crash in which pro-Russian rebels are suspected

Column: Ukraine Crisis Could Impact US Elections

Reaction in US to downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over rebel-held areas of Ukraine continues to be harshly critical of Russia, separatist rebels they back in region

US Ambassador Calls for LGBT Rights

John Berry spoke at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne

Is Air Travel Safe?

Aviation expert says despite tragic losses of Malaysian Airlines flights 370 and 17, industry experienced lowest fatality rate in recorded history last year

StubHub Hit by Cyber Fraud Ring; Arrests to Come Wednesday

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller

US Judge Orders Argentina, Creditors to Reach Deal

Lawyers for investors who declined to restructure bonds after country defaulted on about $100B in 2002 warned that time running out to reach a deal, avert fresh default

Video Kerry: 'Hamas Has a Fundamental Choice'

With Israel pressing its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing worse by the day, but it is up to Hamas to stop that suffering by agreeing to an Egyptian-led cease-fire. VOA's Scott Stearns reports from Cairo

Video US Carriers Suspend Travel to Israel

The United States is prohibiting American carriers from flying to Israel's airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, because of rising violence between Israel and Hamas militants. The action was announced on Tuesday, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip landed near the airport. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti tells us, international officials soon may have to determine which combat zones are too dangerous for commercial flights.

Video Researchers Target Low-Cost Avatar Technology

Scientists at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies say 3-dimensional representations could revolutionize social media. Elizabeth Lee has more from Los Angeles.

US Senate Panel Advances Global Disabilities Treaty

United Nations convention, ratified by 146 nations and the European Union, has failed to win approval in deeply divided Senate

Multimedia Aging New York Piano Virtuoso Looks Back

As a 16-year-old music prodigy in Nazi-occupied Austria, music was Walter Hautzig's only refuge

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US Carriers Suspend Travel to Israeli
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Carolyn Presutti
July 23, 2014 1:21 AM
The United States is prohibiting American carriers from flying to Israel's airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, because of rising violence between Israel and Hamas militants. The action was announced on Tuesday, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip landed near the airport. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti tells us, international officials soon may have to determine which combat zones are too dangerous for commercial flights.
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Video US Carriers Suspend Travel to Israel

The United States is prohibiting American carriers from flying to Israel's airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, because of rising violence between Israel and Hamas militants. The action was announced on Tuesday, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip landed near the airport. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti tells us, international officials soon may have to determine which combat zones are too dangerous for commercial flights.
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Video NASA Focuses on Earth-Like Planets

For decades, looking for life elsewhere in the universe meant listening for signals that could be from distant civilizations. But recent breakthroughs in space technology refocused some of that effort toward finding planets that may harbor life, even in its primitive form. VOA’s George Putic reports on a recent panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters, in Washington.
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Video IAEA: Iran Turns its Enriched Uranium Into Less Harmful Form

Iran has converted its stockpiles of enriched uranium into a less dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons, according to the United Nations’ Atomic Energy Agency. The move complies with an interim deal reached with Western powers on Iran's nuclear program last year, in exchange for easing of sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video Relic of Saint Draws Catholics Worried About Immigration Issue

A Roman Catholic saint who is a figure of devotion for those crossing the border into the United States is attracting believers concerned about the plight of undocumented immigrants. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where a relic of Saint Toribio has drawn thousands to local churches.
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Video US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

U.S. combat troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, on pace to leave the country by the end of this year. But on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama took time to honor a soldier whose actions while under fire in Afghanistan earned him the Medal of Honor. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.
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Video Ukraine Rebels Surrender MH17 Black Boxes

After days of negotiations, a senior separatist leader handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts early Tuesday. While on Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded that armed groups controlling the crash site allow safe and unrestricted access to the wreckage.
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Video In Cambodia, HIV Diagnosis Brings Deadly Shame

Although HIV/AIDS is now a treatable condition, a positive diagnosis is still a life altering experience. In Cambodia, people living with HIV are often disowned by friends, family and the community. This humiliation can be unbearable. We bring you one Cambodian woman’s struggle to overcome a life tragedy and her own HIV positive diagnosis.
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Video Nature of Space Exploration Enters New Age

Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and -- as Elizabeth Lee reports -- so has the nature of space exploration.

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