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Police in Ohio Fatally Shoot 12-year-old Holding Toy Gun

FILE - Police vehicles are seen on an Ohio street

November 24, 2014 11:27 AM
Police were sent to a park after someone placed emergency call to report "juvenile" waving around what was described as 'probably fake' gun More

Video To Combat Bullying, Some US Teens Turn to Filmmaking

With many young people around the globe facing peer-to-peer bullying, teens in Maryland school decided to document own struggles

Video Teenagers Combat Bullying with Films

Teens at a high school in Maryland are fighting back against bullying with creativity. For the second consecutive year, students in Mathew Parsons’ health studies class at Sherwood High School are writing and producing films about what’s become a global problem for young people.

Multimedia Riot-Hit Ferguson Braces for Second Night of Unrest

More than 2,000 National Guard soldiers have been deployed in Ferguson to guard against more rioting

Photogallery Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigning

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Video US Defense Chief Resigns

Resignation comes 'under pressure,' New York Times reports, citing senior administration officials

Corruption Fighters Want More From World’s Strongest Nations

Anti-corruption activists say final communique fell short of expectations and failed to fully address systemic problems

Multimedia Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Through June 30

Secretary of State Kerry says real progress has been made during last several days of talks, and officials have a better idea what a final agreement will look like

US Seeks to Step Up India Trade Talks After WTO Breakthrough

Obama, who hosted Modi in Washington in September, will in January become the first US president to visit India twice

Video Obama Resolute on Immigration Executive Order

Once again, President Barack Obama is defending his executive order shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, as Republican lawmakers decry the move but have yet to specify what, if anything, they plan to do in response. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington.

Biden Wraps Up Visit to Turkey

After talks on Syria with Turkish President Erdogan, US vice president concludes visit by meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Video Obama's Immigration Moves Debated on TV Talk Shows

President urges Republicans to pass legislation if they dislike executive orders he issued to address status of millions of illegals in US

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Hailed for early accomplishemnts in office, Barry made international headlines when caught in 1990 smoking crack cocaine in DC hotel room

Missouri Town Braces for Possible Racial Unrest

Situation in Ferguson hinges on whether white police officer will be indicted for August shooting death of unarmed black teen; decision could come Monday

Afghan Lawmakers Approve Security Accords with US, NATO

Approval came after US officials said President Barack Obama had issued new guidelines expanding the US military's ability to respond to militants

Officials Mulling Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

At Vienna P5+1 meeting with Iran, US Secretary of State Kerry reportedly suggests pushing negotiations beyond self-imposed November 24 deadline

US Transfers Saudi Prisoner From Guantanamo Bay Prison

Muhammed Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, who spent 12 years there, deemed no longer a threat to US interests

Russian Foreign Minister: West Wants 'Regime Change' in Moscow

Sergei Lavrov says Western leaders seek sanctions that will ruin Russia's economy, incite protests

House Panel: No Wrongdoing by US Military, CIA on Benghazi

Seventh high-level probe finds no intelligence failure, no bid to block rescue attempt by the CIA

Video Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been awarded the annual Chatham House Prize for making the most significant contribution to improved international relations. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Changei
November 24, 2014 10:09 PM
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and her supporters will continue pushing to amend a constitutional clause that bars her from running for president next year. VOA's Than Lwin Htun reports from the capital Naypyitaw in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.

Video Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Change

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and her supporters will continue pushing to amend a constitutional clause that bars her from running for president next year. VOA's Than Lwin Htun reports from the capital Naypyitaw in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.

Video Mali Attempts to Shut Down Ebola Transmission Chain

Senegal and Nigeria were able to stop small Ebola outbreaks by closely monitoring those who had contact with the sick person and quickly isolating anyone with symptoms. Mali is now scrambling to do the same. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Mali on what the country is doing to shut down the chain of transmission.

Video Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine

During a commemoration for millions who died of starvation in Ukraine in the early 1930s, President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at Soviet-era totalitarianism for causing the deaths and accused today’s Russian-backed rebels in the east of using similar tactics. VOA’s Daniel Shearf reports from Kyiv.

Video Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads

New public opinion polls in Hong Kong indicate declining support for pro-democracy demonstrations after weeks of street protests. VOA’s Bill Ide in Guangzhou and Pros Laput in Hong Kong spoke with protesters and observers about whether demonstrators have been too aggressive in pushing for change.

Video US Immigration Relief Imminent for Mixed-Status Families

Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the Washington, D.C., area may benefit from a controversial presidential order announced this week. It's not a path to citizenship, as some activists hoped. But it will allow more immigrants who arrived as children or who have citizen children, to avoid deportation and work legally. VOA's Victoria Macchi talks with one young man who benefited from an earlier presidential order, and whose parents may now benefit after years of living in fear.

Video New Skateboard Defies Gravity

A futuristic dream only a couple of decades ago, the hoverboard – a skateboard that floats above the ground - has finally been made possible. While still not ready for mass production, it promises to become a cool mode of transport... at least over some surfaces. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.

Video Tensions Build on Korean Peninsula Amid Military Drills

It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the U.S. and South Korean forces held joint military exercises in a show of force. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.

Video Mama Sarah Obama Honored at UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

President Barack Obama's step-grandmother is in the United States to raise money to build a $12 million school and hospital center in Kogelo, Kenya, the birthplace of the president's father, Barack Obama, Sr. She was honored for her decades of work to aid poor Kenyans at a Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations.

Video Ebola Economic Toll Stirs W. Africa Food Security Concerns

The World Bank said Wednesday that it expects the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak on the sub-Saharan economy to cost somewhere betweenf $3 billion to $4 billion - well below a previously-outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion. Some economists, however, paint a gloomier picture - warning that the disruption to regional markets and trading is considerable. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

Video Chaos, Abuse Defy Solution in Libya

The political and security crisis in Libya is deepening, with competing governments and, according to Amnesty International, widespread human rights violations committed with impunity. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.

Video US Hosts Record 866,000 Foreign Students

Close to 900,000 international students are studying at American universities and colleges, more than ever before. About half of them come from Asia, mostly China. The United States hosts more foreign students than any other country in the world, and its foreign student population is steadily growing. Zlatica Hoke reports.

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