Medical personnel inside a clinic take care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 27, 2014
Program gives street kids not only food and safety, but a chance for a better life without crossing US border
President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. VOA’s Brian Padden looks at one such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - which gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.
Jeremiah Heaton traveled from his Virginia home to an “unclaimed” piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, planted a flag there and named it the Kingdom of North Sudan. And he insists that his young daughter Emily is now a princess. VOA’s Laurel Bowman has more.
Earlier Thursday, Republican-led chamber abandoned plans to vote on $659 million bill that addresses influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied Central American children
Gaashaan rapid reaction force credited with quickly clearing Somali parliament building after militants stormed it on May 24 of this year
Secretary of State John Kerry says that India and US can become 'indispensable partners' in 21st century
Congressman Alan Grayson says travel ban he’s requesting would only apply to foreign visitors to US, not Americans returning from abroad
US first lady says women-run businesses will play a crucial role in growing Africa's economy
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama urged some of Africa's best and brightest to advocate for women's rights in their home countries. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, Obama spoke to some 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a six-week U.S.-based training and development program.
This will mark the second time in 13 years Argentina has defaulted on its debt
Thursday is the World Trade Organization's deadline for adopting new regulations
Republicans say president violated Constitution in 2013 by changing his health care reform law without approval from Congress
Officials grapple with ways to deal with problem, provide shelter for thousands of minors among illegal border crossers
The U.S. economy grew at rapid pace from April to June, rebounding at an annualized pace of four percent after a dismal winter that saw the nation’s gross domestic output shrink more than two percent. An upbeat President Obama says that’s no surprise. But others are taking a wait and see approach. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
Immigrants from Central America continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas, seeking asylum in the United States, as officials grapple with ways to deal with the problem and provide shelter for thousands of minors among the illegal border crossers. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the issue is complicated by internal U.S. politics and U.S. relations with the troubled nations that immigrants are fleeing.
Runners disappeared after competing in track meet in state of Oregon; not clear whether they are seeking asylum
Legal school segregation ended in the US 60 years ago, but research project finds it still occurs based on income and race
Changes, still to be approved by Senate, primarily aim to improve scandal-ridden system charged with providing medical care for former US service personnel
Even though legal school segregation ended in the United States 60 years ago, one study finds segregation still occurs in the U.S. based on income and race. The University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project finds that students in California are more segregated by race than ever before, especially Latinos. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.