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China Considers Suing ‘Economic Fugitives’ in US

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November 26, 2014 1:25 AM
China tried to persuade the United States to sign an extradition treaty, but Washington reportedly said it was not ready More

Multimedia Police: Beefed-up Presence Helps Curb Unrest in Ferguson

However, group of protesters smashed and set fire to police vehicle in front of Ferguson City Hall; police said 44 people were arrested overnight, down from at least 60 Monday night

Video Protests Reveal Lingering Racial Divisions in US

Americans are divided over a grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Some are angered by what they see as injustice toward African Americans, while others call for respect for the legal process. The shooting death in Ferguson has brought to the surface unresolved racial tensions that still exist in this country. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Video Protests Staged Across the US After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The protests in cities across the US were peaceful and calm, in contrast to those staged in Ferguson, Missouri itself

Video Ferguson Remains Tense in Wake of Decision in Teen's Shooting

National Guard troops continue to stand guard in Ferguson, Missouri, after violent protests followed the announcement that a grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The racially charged case in which Wilson, a white local policeman, killed the unarmed black teen triggered demonstrations around the country. VOA’s Victoria Macchi reports.

Danish Man Fined for Selling Spyware App in US

Hammad Akbar pleads guilty to marketing 'StealthGenie,' hit with $500,000 fine

US Introduces Calorie Count Rules to Fight Obesity

Rules require chain restaurants, movie theaters across country to post calorie counts on their menus

Video Is Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks a Positive Step?

It does give a break to both sides, but analysts wonder whether it's an indication of remaining deep divisions

Major Storm Could Snarl US Holiday Travel

Much of East Coast could see soaking rain, high winds Wednesday; areas to west under threat of heavy snow

Critics: UN Resolution on Nazism Too Restrictive on Rights

As Russia denies military involvement in Ukraine, it seems to be fighting image war at UN in what has become annual drill in condemning Nazism, racism for political purposes

Video Talks on New UN Climate Treaty Set Next Week in Peru

Representatives from 200 countries will discuss emissions reductions, setting stage for broader talks in 2015

Video Group Advocates Dimming Lights to Reclaim Night Sky

For a really good look at the night sky, stay out of the city. Artificial light — from street lamps, buildings, signs and cars — diminishes visibility of the nighttime sky. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble joins an advocate for darker skies in Washington, D.C., where his group wants to dim the lights for people's health and the health of the planet.

Video To Reclaim Night Sky, One Group Advocates Dimming Lights

Advocates for darker skies in Washington, DC, say light pollution obscures night sky, threatens health, environment

Two Americans Hit With IS-related Terrorism Charges

Charges are part of effort by officials to stem tide of Americans seeking to join Islamic militants in Syria, Iraq

US Economy Advance Fastest in a Decade

American economy jumps 3.9 percent from July through September

India, U.S. Hold First Trade Talks in 4 Years

Trade between two countries has grown fivefold since turn of millennium to about $100 billion, yet friction persists in areas such as drug patents, local content rules for manufacturers

Photogallery Reclaiming the Night Sky

Excess light doesn’t make you safer and it’s bad for your health. These images show over lighting and some measures taken to reduce it.

Video Ferguson Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict

A decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of African American teenager Michael Brown resulted in more violence and destruction in Ferguson, Missouri. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh has more on how despite pleas from community leaders, the reaction was anything but peaceful.

Iranian Leader: Western Powers Failed to Bring Iran to its Knees

Iran and a the so-called P5+! agreed to extend talks on Iran's nuclear program through the middle of next year

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South Africa Sees Male Circumcision as Way to Reduce HIV Infectionsi
November 28, 2014 3:31 PM
South Africa remains plagued by AIDS despite massive government and NGO efforts on prevention and life-sustaining Anti-Retro-Viral programs. But the country has opened up another front to reduce new HIV infections: promoting circumcision. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from a pioneering circumcision center in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.

Video South Africa Sees Male Circumcision as Way to Reduce HIV Infections

South Africa remains plagued by AIDS despite massive government and NGO efforts on prevention and life-sustaining Anti-Retro-Viral programs. But the country has opened up another front to reduce new HIV infections: promoting circumcision. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from a pioneering circumcision center in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.

Video To Make A Living, Nairobi Street Vendors Face Legal Hurdles, Physical Violence

The Nairobi City Council has been accused of brutality in dealing with hawkers in the Central Business District - in order to stop them from illegally selling their wares on the streets. Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA News from the Kenyan capital.

Video For Obama, Ferguson Violence is a Personal Issue

Throughout the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, President Barack Obama has urged calm, restraint and respect for the rule of law. But the events in Ferguson have prompted him to call — more openly than he has before — for profound changes to end the racism and distrust that he believes still exists between whites and blacks in the United States. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

Video Online Magazine Gets Kids Discussing Big Questions

Teen culture in America is often criticized for being superficial. But an online magazine has been encouraging some teenagers to explore deeper issues, and rewarding their efforts. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky went to this year’s Kidspirit awards ceremony in New York.

Video US Community Kicks Off Thanksgiving With Parade

Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday whose roots go back to the country's earliest days as a British colony. One way Americans celebrate the occasion is with parades. Anush Avetisyan takes us to one such event on the day before Thanksgiving near Washington, where a community's diversity is on display. Joy Wagner narrates

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.

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