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UN Official: Fight Against Terrorism Must Not Violate Human Rights

FILE - Jordan's Zeid Raad al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, shown in Geneva in October 2014.

March 05, 2015 9:19 AM
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says efforts by states to combat terrorism are resulting in large scale rights violations against the very citizens they claim to defend More

Video 50 Years Later African-Americans See New Voting Rights Battles Ahead

March 7th will mark the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' a historic civil rights march in Selma, Alabama; some civil rights pioneers recall the struggles then and now

'Pure Carnage' Recalled at Boston Marathon Trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer admitted the 21-year-old was involved in the deadly 2013 attack in her opening statement to the jury

Photogallery Kerry Tries to Reassure Gulf Allies on Iran Deal

Kerry tells Gulf state allies that any nuclear agreement would include US commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in Middle East and beyond

US Official: Review of Clinton Emails to Take Months

Clinton is under fire for using her personal email address to conduct official business during her tenure as America's top diplomat

Video US Officials Clear Officer in Ferguson Shooting

Officials in the United States announced on Wednesday that a police officer who fatally shot a teenager in the central state of Missouri, triggering protests around the country, will not face federal charges. But a parallel investigation of the town's police department shows evidence of a deeply biased and unjust agency the government says put at risk the very residents it was tasked with protecting. VOA's Victoria Macchi has more from Washington.

American Expedition Finds Sunken Japanese Warship

The discovery, replete with identifying photos, came after an eight-year hunt for the ship

Video Defense Concedes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Carried Out Boston Marathon Bombings

The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway at the federal courthouse in Boston Wednesday. The opening comments included a surprise move from the defense. VOAs Carolyn Presutti was inside the courtroom.

Activists: One-Child Policy Drives Some Chinese to US 'Maternity Hotels'

Immigration agents raid at least 20 sites in California that help expectant mothers give birth in US so babies get automatic citizenship

Pakistani Convicted in Al-Qaida Plot to Bomb NY Subway

Abid Naseer and seven other suspects also had targets in England, Denmark; he faces a life prison term

House Benghazi Panel Subpoenas Clinton's Personal Emails

Media reports have said former secretary of state may have violated rules by using personal email account exclusively to conduct official business

Photogallery US Ambassador to S. Korea Needs 80 Stitches After Attack

Mark Lippert tweets he is in good spirits after undergoing surgery to repair deep cuts to his face, hand after ultra-nationalist attacks him moments before speech

Snowden Says US Not Offering Fair Trial if He Returns

Russian lawyer says fugitive former spy agency contractor has been working with American, German lawyers on a US return

US Senate Fails to Override Keystone Pipeline Veto

Vote is most likely first of many aimed at enacting legislation over White House objections during Obama’s final two years in office

Maduro Reprisal Could Clog US Visa Process in Venezuela

President's order to slash US embassy staff will hit consular section, which in 2014 processed 232,500 applications

Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Obama Care

If challenge successful, it could lead to changes in law that would affect millions of Americans

Video Volunteer Gauge-Watchers Help Fine-Tune Weather Science

CoCoRaHS, made up of weather buffs who share data on the Web, is the largest provider of daily precipitation observations in the US

Video African Americans Recall 1960s Fight for Voting Rights

Fifty years ago Selma, Alabama witnessed historic voting rights march that became known as 'Bloody Sunday'

Video African Americans Recall 1960s Fight For Voting Rights

U.S. President Barack Obama and thousands of people will gather in the small southern U.S. city of Selma, Alabama, Saturday, March 7 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a historic voting rights march that became known as “Bloody Sunday." VOA’s Chris Simkins traveled to Alabama and introduces us to some of the foot soldiers of the voting rights struggles of the 1960s.

Report: Ferguson Police Violated Rights of its Black Citizens

Report: Ferguson Police Violated Rights of its Black Citizens

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Muslims Long Thrived in N Carolina Before Slaying of 3 Studentsi
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Jerome Socolovsky
March 05, 2015 9:04 PM
The killings of three Muslim students in North Carolina early last month came as Muslims across the United States have felt under siege, partly as a result of terrorist attacks being committed internationally in the name of their faith. But Muslims have long thrived in university cities in this part of the American South. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.
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Video Muslims Long Thrived in N Carolina Before Slaying of 3 Students

The killings of three Muslim students in North Carolina early last month came as Muslims across the United States have felt under siege, partly as a result of terrorist attacks being committed internationally in the name of their faith. But Muslims have long thrived in university cities in this part of the American South. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.
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Video Fuel Shortages in Nigeria Threaten Election Campaigns

Nigeria is suffering a gas shortage as the falling oil price has affected the country’s ability to import and distribute refined fuels. Coming just weeks before scheduled March 28 elections, the shortage could have a big impact on the campaign, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.
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Video Report: Human Rights in Annexed Crimea Deteriorating

A new report by Freedom House and the Atlantic Council of the United States says the human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated since the peninsula was annexed by Russia in March of last year. The report says the new authorities in Crimea are discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, and forcing residents to assume Russian citizenship or leave. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video 50 Years Later African-Americans See New Voting Rights Battles Ahead

Thousands of people will gather to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march on March 7th in Selma, Alabama. In 1965, dozens of people were seriously injured during the event known as “Bloody Sunday,” after police attacked African-American demonstrators demanding voting rights. VOA’s Chris Simkins introduces us to some civil rights pioneers who are still fighting for voting rights in Alabama more than 50 years later.
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Since the 1950’s, the U.S. beer industry has been dominated by a handful of huge breweries. But in recent years, the rapid rise of small craft breweries has changed the American market and, arguably, the way people drink beer. VOA’s Jeff Custer reports.
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Video Video Claims to Show Shia Forces in Iraq Executing Sunni Boy

A graphic mobile phone video is spreading on the Internet, claiming to show Iraqi forces or Shia militia executing a handcuffed Sunni boy. Experts have yet to verify the video, but already Islamic State followers are publicizing it across social media, playing on deep-rooted sectarian fears. VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports.
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Video Ukrainian Authorities Struggle to Secure a Divided Mariupol

Since last month's cease-fire went into effect, shelling around the port city of Mariupol has decreased, but it is thought pro-Russian separatists remain poised to attack. For the city’s authorities, a major challenge is gaining the trust of residents, while at the same time rooting out informants who are passing sensitive information to the rebels. Patrick Wells reports for VOA.
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An observation system called CoCoRaHS is working to improve weather science, thanks to thousands of volunteers across the country who measure precipitation in their own backyards, then share their data through the Internet. VOA's Shelley Schlender reports.
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Video NASA Spacecraft Approaches a Dwarf Planet

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will make history on Friday, March 6, when it becomes the first man-made object to orbit a dwarf planet named Ceres. It is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, almost 500 million kilometers from Earth. Among other objectives, Dawn will try to examine two mysterious bright white spots detected on the planet’s surface. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Young Muslims Radicalized Online

Young Muslims are being radicalized ‘in their bedrooms’ through direct contact with Islamic State or ISIL fighters via the Internet, according to terror experts. There are growing concerns that authorities and Internet providers are not doing enough to counter online extremism - which analysts say is spread by a prolific network of online supporters around the world. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Positive Messaging Transforms Ethiopia's Image

Ethiopia was once known for famine and droughts. Now, headlines more often point to its fast-growing economy and its emergence as a regional peacemaker. How has Addis Ababa changed the narrative? VOA's Marthe van der Wolf reports.
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Video Answers Elude Families of MH370 Passengers

For the families on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline official’s statement nearly one year ago that the plane had lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 AM is the only thing that remains confirmed. William Ide reports.

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