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US Judge Holds Argentina in Contempt Over Bond Payment Plan

Jonathan Blackman, left, an attorney representing Argentina in their ongoing debt issues, leaves the Federal court in New York, Sept. 29, 2014.

September 29, 2014 8:44 PM
In rare move, District Judge Thomas Griesa says country taking 'illegal' steps to evade his orders in longstanding dispute with hedge funds over defaulted debt More

Archive of Forgotten UCLA Speeches Offers Snapshot of History

Recordings of prominent voices in social change, politics, science and literature from 1960s, early 1970s now available on YouTube

US Pledges $83 Million in Aid for South Sudan

State Department says conflict threatens to create a famine and more than two million people are already facing crisis levels of food insecurity

Fence-jumper Ran Through Main Floor of White House

Man who breached security this month made his way farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday

US Urges Restraint in Hong Kong Protests

Protesters angered by Beijing's decision to only approve candidates that it sanctions for Hong Kong's leadership elections in 2017

Video Obama Confident in US Intelligence Despite Islamic State’s Rise

Earlier, president said US underestimated rise of extremist group, particularly in Syria

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.

California Signs Sexual Consent Law

The law requires students on university campuses to have clear consent before engaging in sexual activity and sets requirements for sexual assault investigations

Trial Questioning Legality of AIG Bailout to Begin

Judge, in rejecting US bid to dismiss lawsuit, says the case involved 'complex financial and economic issues' that deserved analysis

Photogallery India’s Modi to Meet President Obama at White House

On Sunday prime minister received an enthusiastic welcome from thousands of Indian-Americans in New York’s Madison Square Garden

US, Philippines Launch Military Exercise Near Spratly Islands

The two countries will practice boat raids, beach landings, live fire exercises and armored maneuvers

Photogallery New Afghanistan President Calls for End to War

'We are tired of war and our message is a message of peace, but it should not be considered our weakness,' new leader says in inaugural address

Photogallery India's Modi Gets Big Welcome in New York

PM’s appearance before thousands of Indian Americans comes before White House meetings with President Barack Obama Monday and Tuesday

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

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The Legacy of Jimmy Carter: The Preacher from Plainsi
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It is common in the United States to see tourists flock to sites associated with America's presidents. Some are privately owned and others are run by the National Park Service or the National Archives -- but most have helped draw business and people into the towns and cities where they are located. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there is one particular presidential hometown that is unique in what it has to offer those who make the trip.
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Video The Legacy of Jimmy Carter: The Preacher from Plains

It is common in the United States to see tourists flock to sites associated with America's presidents. Some are privately owned and others are run by the National Park Service or the National Archives -- but most have helped draw business and people into the towns and cities where they are located. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there is one particular presidential hometown that is unique in what it has to offer those who make the trip.
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Video Hong Kong Protests Draw New Supporters on National Holiday

On the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China, Hong Kong protesters are hoping to stage the largest pro-democracy demonstration since the 1989 Tiananmen protests. VOA's Brian Padden visited one of the protest sites mid-day, when the atmosphere was calm and where the supporters were enthusiastic about joining what they are calling the umbrella revolution.
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Video India's PM Continues First US Visit

India's prime minister is on his first visit to Washington, to strengthen political and economic ties between the world's oldest and the world biggest democracies. He came to the U.S. capital from New York, the first stop on his five-day visit to the country that denied him an entry visa in the past. From Washington, Zlatica Hoke reports Modi seemed most focused on attracting foreign investment and trade to increase job opportunities for his people.
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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 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.
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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