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India's Modi Gets Big Welcome in New York

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while speaking at Madison Square Garden in New York, during a visit to the United States, Sept. 28, 2014.

September 28, 2014 8:19 PM
PM’s appearance before thousands of Indian Americans comes before White House meetings with President Barack Obama Monday and Tuesday More

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola in US for Observation

Officials say the patient will be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center for observation and to enroll in clinical study

Video US House Speaker: Congress Should Debate Authorization Against IS

John Boehner acknowledges president’s prerogative to order military strikes against Islamic State militants but says effort should have legislative backing

Europe Again Defeats US for Golf's Ryder Cup

Europe retains trophy, easily defeating US team in Scotland for its eighth victory in last 10 times in biennial event

Video US House Speaker: Congress Should Debate Authorization Against IS

As wave after wave of U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State militants, the speaker of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives says he would be willing to call Congress back into session to debate a formal, broad authorization for the use of military force. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where legislators left town 10 days ago for a seven-week recess.

Obama: US 'Underestimated' Rise of Islamic State

Conversely, US overestimated Iraqi army's ability of to fight militant groups, president acknowledges in CBS interview

Obama: Mistrust of Police Corrodes America

President refers to widespread mistrust of law enforcement exposed after the fatal police shooting last month of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri

Russia: Relations with US Need 'Reset 2.0'

In Russian TV interview, FM Sergei Lavrov blames US for strained ties but sidesteps Ukraine crisis, accusations of Russia's role in it

Ferguson Police: Shooting of Officer Not Related to Racial Strife

Ferguson has been scene of racial unrest since last month following shooting death of unarmed black teenager by white police officer

Russia Slams US, EU for Backing Ukraine 'Coup'

In address to the United Nations General Assembly, Moscow says 'Washington openly declares its right to unilateral use of force ... decides good, evil

Bill, Hillary Clinton Become Grandparents

Former US president, former secretary of state celebrate birth of their first grandchild on Friday night

Pyongyang Diplomat: No Meeting with Seoul Counterpart

South Korea's top diplomat had raised hopes for a bilateral meeting while the two officials were in New York for the U.N. General Assembly

Video Texas University ID's Bodies in Border Region

US officials say more than 6,000 immigrants have died crossing from Mexico over past 15 years

Obama: American Leadership is a 'Constant'

President said America is taking leadership role in several of the world's most pressing challenges, including fight to degrade and destroy IS, and effort to rally world against Russian aggression in Ukraine

Video After UNGA, Obama Issues Second Call for Global Effort on Ebola

President Barack Obama is again calling on global cooperation to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, delivering the message at Friday's Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House. VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports.

Video US Economy Rebounds Faster Than Expected in Second Quarter

The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than two years - growing at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent from April through June. That’s a positive sign for the rest of the year, after a disastrous first quarter saw the country’s domestic output shrink by more than two percent. Some economists say it’s a sure sign the U.S. economy is on the mend, but others say it’s too soon to celebrate. Mil Arcega has more.

Video US Economy Rebounds Faster Than Expected in Second Quarter

It's a positive sign for rest of year, after a disastrous first quarter saw country’s domestic output shrink by more than two percent

US Training Teams Arrive in Saudi Arabia

Teams are assessing Syrian rebel groups to determine which will be trained by US military personnel

Ferguson Police, Protesters Clash After Chief's Apology

Police chief had briefly joined demonstrators rallying but left when a scuffle broke out nearby

Video Identifying Bodies Found in Texas Border Region

Thousands of immigrants have died after crossing the border from Mexico into remote areas of the southwestern United States in recent years. Local officials in south Texas alone have found hundreds of unidentified bodies and buried them in mass graves in local cemeteries. Now an anthropologist and her students at Baylor University have been exhuming bodies and looking for clues to identify them. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Waco, Texas.

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Malaysia Struggles to Stop People Joining Jihadi
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September 30, 2014 2:16 PM
Malaysian authorities say militant groups like the so-called "Islamic State" have used social media to entice at least three dozen Malaysian Muslims to fight in what they call "jihad" in Syria and Iraq. As Mahi Ramkrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur, counterterrorism police are deeply worried about what could happen when these militants return home.
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Video Malaysia Struggles to Stop People Joining Jihad

Malaysian authorities say militant groups like the so-called "Islamic State" have used social media to entice at least three dozen Malaysian Muslims to fight in what they call "jihad" in Syria and Iraq. As Mahi Ramkrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur, counterterrorism police are deeply worried about what could happen when these militants return home.
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Video Could US Have Done More to Stop Rise of Islamic State?

President Obama says airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will likely continue for some time because, in his words, "there is a cancer that has grown for too long." So what if President Obama had acted sooner in Syria to arm more-moderate opponents of both the Islamic State and the Syrian government? VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the United Nations.
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Video Treasure Hunters Seek 'Hidden Treasure' in Central Kenya

Could a cave in a small village in central Kenya be the site of buried treasure? A rumor of riches, left behind by colonialists, has some residents dreaming of wealth, while others see it as a dangerous hoax. VOA's Gabe Joselow has the story.
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Video Iran's Rouhani Skeptical on Syria Strikes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed skepticism Friday that U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria could crush Islamic State militants. From New York, VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports the president was also hopeful that questions about Iran’s nuclear program could be resolved soon.
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Video US House Speaker: Congress Should Debate Authorization Against IS

As wave after wave of U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State militants, the speaker of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives says he would be willing to call Congress back into session to debate a formal, broad authorization for the use of military force. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where legislators left town 10 days ago for a seven-week recess.
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Video Ebola Patients Find No Treatment at Sierra Leone Holding Center

At a holding facility in Makeni, central Sierra Leone, dozens of sick people sit on the floor in an empty university building. They wait in filthy conditions. It's a 16-hour drive by ambulance to Kailahun Ebola treatment center. Adam Bailes was there and reports on what he says are some of the worst situations he has seen since the beginning of this Ebola outbreak. And he says it appears case numbers may already be far worse than authorities acknowledge.
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Video Identifying Bodies Found in Texas Border Region

Thousands of immigrants have died after crossing the border from Mexico into remote areas of the southwestern United States in recent years. Local officials in south Texas alone have found hundreds of unidentified bodies and buried them in mass graves in local cemeteries. Now an anthropologist and her students at Baylor University have been exhuming bodies and looking for clues to identify them. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Waco, Texas.
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Video Ebola Robs Liberians of Chance to Say Good-Bye to Loved Ones

In Liberia, where Ebola has killed more than 1,500 people, authorities have worked hard to convince people to allow specialized burial teams to take away dead bodies. But these safety measures, while necessary, make it hard for people to say good bye to their loved ones. VOA's Anne Look reports on the tragedy from Liberia.
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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