The United States has agreed to an indefinite delay in handing over wartime control of troops on the Korean peninsula to South Korea. The US has held wartime authority over South Korean troops since the Korean War in the early 1950s. A transfer of authority had been scheduled for next year. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has details.
Brothers indicted for defrauding American hunters by taking them on illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa
Plaintiffs blame a contingent of Nepalese peacekeepers for bringing disease to their nation after 2010 earthquake
Craig Spencer worked in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders; Officials are now looking for anyone who may have had contact with Spencer
Two more Americans remain held by Pyongyang, which has denied Washington’s repeated calls for their release
With President Obama saying Islamic State threat was ‘underestimated’ and intelligence community largely taking blame, some say issue points to deeper problems
Official says WHO is 'reasonably confident' countries bordering those hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak are not seeing the virus crossing their borders
Major League Baseball’s World Series is under way between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. While the Giants have won the baseball championship in recent years, it’s been almost three decades since the Royals made it this far. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the return of baseball’s biggest game here to Kansas City has energized baseball fans in the heart of the United States, while also providing an economic boost to area attractions.
Kansas City Royals are in their first World Series for nearly 30 years; the team's success has energized fans and boosted the area's economy
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says 200 Iraq Kurdish peshmerga fighters will be allowed through Turkey to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani
Fence jumper's father told a local TV station that his son suffered from paranoia and believed he was under surveillance
Chinese state media and pro-Beijing news outlets in Hong Kong have published a series of articles accusing the National Endowment for Democracy of funding, advising protesters
Irina Walker, the third daughter of former Romanian King Michael I, pleaded guilty to hosting cockfights on her Oregon ranch
For second time in little more than a month, man jumps White House fence; intruder apprehended with help of Secret Service dogs
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea has returned home to the United States to hugs and tears of joy from his family. As VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports, analysts say it is still too early to tell whether the release is an effort by Pyongyang to improve relations with Washington.
Health systems in the West African countries worst hit by Ebola are struggling to contain the epidemic. A report from a British charity accuses Western countries of recruiting hundreds of doctors and nurses from Africa, severely weakening the frontline health services in the very countries where the disease has taken hold. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
U.S. citizens of Latin American descent, or Latinos, could play an important role in the midterm elections November 4, when Americans vote for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and other state and local officials around the country. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports that in states like California, Latinos are a core constituency for Democrats, but both parties face a challenge in getting their vote.
Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren says two of 28 bundles dropped by US for Kurds fighting Islamic State militants did not make it to allies
Gold medalists Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt help kick off #TargetEbola campaign