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People's Climate March Sounds Climate Alarm in New York

People's Climate March Sounds Climate Alarm in New York

September 22, 2014 5:55 AM
One hundred thousand protesters took to New York City streets for the People's Climate March. Coming just two days before world leaders meet for the U.N. Climate Summit, demonstrators called for a new political reality to face the threat of a warming planet. VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports. More

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Photogallery People's Climate March in New York

One hundred-thousand protesters took to New York City streets for the People's Climate March.

Video Obama to Rally Coalition Against Islamic State at UN

US president to address General Assembly, lead special session of Security Council to garner support for campaign against the Sunni radicals

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This week, the Obama administration will continue efforts to build a broad international coalition against Islamic State militants, also known as ISIL and ISIS, that have seized territory in Iraq and Syria. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, President Barack Obama will address the U.N. General Assembly and lead a special session of the Security Council to rally support for the campaign against the Sunni radicals.

Kerry Holds Rare Face-to-Face Talks with Iran’s FM

Seeing opportunity for progress on nuclear talks, US top diplomat speaks for over an hour with Mohammad Javad Zarif at New York City hotel

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Each day brings with it new warnings about the deadly Ebola outbreak already blamed for killing more than 2,600 people across West Africa. And while countries and international organizations like the United Nations are starting to come through on promises of help for those most affected, the unprecedented speed with which the virus has spread is raising questions about the international response. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from Washington.

Photogallery People's Climate March - Sept. 21, 2014

Thousands of demonstrators marched on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change.

Multimedia Tens of Thousands March for Action on Climate Change

Organizers say the rally in New York City follows similar events in 166 countries including Britain, France, Afghanistan and Bulgaria

Ahead of UN Meeting, Iran Seeks Compromise on IS, Nuclear Programs

Iran wields influence in the Syrian civil war and on the Iraqi government, which both are fighting Islamic State militants

Video Natural Gas Export Plan Divides Maryland Town

A U.S. power company that has been importing natural gas now wants to export it. If approved, its plant in Lusby, Maryland, would likely be the first terminal on the United States East Coast to export liquefied natural gas from American pipelines. While some residents welcome the move because it will create jobs, others oppose it, saying the expansion could be a safety and environmental hazard. VOA’s Deborah Block examines the controversy.

White House Intruder Carried a Knife, Affidavit Says

On Saturday, second man was arrested for trespassing at the White House, although officials downplay his attempt to get onto the grounds

SpaceX On Its Way to ISS

Cargo ship carries supplies, experiments supplies including first 3-D printer, for International Space Station

US Pivot to Asia Demands Delicate Balancing Act

As tumult in Middle East distracts Obama administration, efforts to shift American focus eastward appear threatened

Video NFL to Improve Personal Conduct Policies

The National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his wife unconscious. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Video Obama Goes to UN With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda

Obama, elected on promises to reduce America's footprint in the world, is directing administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises

Video US Football to Alter Personal Conduct Policy to Help Curb Abuse of Women

League's commissioner has vowed to respond better to domestic violence, following release of video showing one of League's biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious

Video US Football to Alter Personal Conduct Policy to Help Curb Abuse of Women

The U.S. National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious. The league's commissioner vowed to respond better to domestic violence in the future. He spoke as the Obama administration took steps to change the culture of violence against women by encouraging victims to speak up and witnesses, especially men, to intervene. Zlatica Hoke reports.

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Colonel Steve ‘Spiros’ Pisanos left Greece and came to the U.S. to learn to fly. He flew fighters for the Allies in World War II, narrowly escaping death multiple times.Colonel Steve ‘Spiros’ Pisanos left Greece and came to the U.S. to learn to fly. He flew fighters for the Allies in World War II, narrowly escaping death multiple times.

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