FILE - Ron Klain, new Ebola Czar appointed by President Obama.
A giant of American journalism, former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, has died at age 93. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that Bradlee played a critical role in the Post’s legal battle to publish secret U.S. documents about the Vietnam War, and oversaw the newspaper’s groundbreaking probe of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Bradlee, who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, died at home of natural causes
Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez was arrested by US federal agents while shopping in Texas
Ron Klain is a lawyer with a reputation as a formidable campaigner and administrator but no public health background
As Ron Klain begins his job as President Barack Obama’s Ebola Czar on Wednesday, his agenda will include not only stopping the Ebola virus from spreading, but also containing the political damage that the three cases on U.S. soil have brought upon the president and his Democratic Party. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
Haroon Rashid Aswat is escorted Tuesday from a psychiatric hospital in West London to a waiting US plane
Johannesburg-based Vuyani Dance Theatre's 'Umnikelo' was created for eight men and women
A festival of South African arts in New York, “Ubuntu,” features a dance company from Johannesburg. Vuyani Dance Theatre recently performed at New York City Center, where VOA’s Carolyn Weaver met up with them.
Crowd gathers in Los Angeles suburb of Westminster, one of largest Vietnamese communities in US
US citizen Jeffrey Fowle, who is headed home and said to be in good health, was arrested earlier this year
There is no known cure for Ebola, but several U.S. patients have received donations of blood and plasma from a survivor of the Ebola virus. VOA's Katherine Gypson looks at whether the blood of Ebola survivors has value in the medical community.
Poland to ask European Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Warsaw violated its human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil
Sizable parachuted cache reportedly grabbed by insurgents after US Air Force dropped supplies Sunday night; rights group also says jihadists may have secured second consignment intended for Kurdish militiamen
US has been urging Japan to reduce tariffs on agricultural imports, measures that are in place to protect Japanese farmers
National Nurses United criticizes sloppy procedures at the Dallas hospital that treated the first Ebola patient after two nurses who treated him became infected
Although there have only been three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, unease about contracting the disease has spread across the country. At the same time, nurses are asking President Obama to mandate uniform procedures for dealing with Ebola in all U.S. hospitals, where they say preparations are, for the most part, far from adequate. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, public officials are supporting these requests.
Detroit has turned off water to more than 27,000 people this year
Both teams entered the playoffs as Wild Card teams
Relatives and other sources tell VOA's Somali service teen girls flew to Germany from Denver without anyone's knowledge, they were apprehended in Frankfurt