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Kerry: 'Hamas Has a Fundamental Choice'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri talk at the presidential palace in Cairo July 22, 2014.

July 22, 2014 8:20 AM
Top US diplomat says militants can stop Palestinians' suffering by agreeing to cease-fire with Israel More

Texas Gov. Perry Orders State National Guard to Border

Governor says he took extraordinary measure to help secure the border, his critics say it is a political stunt

Multimedia Ukraine: MH17 Crash Victims’ Remains Being Processed

Upon train's arrival in Kharkiv, head of international team of forensic experts raised questions about precise number of bodies recovered from crash site

Suicide Attack Kills 5 Foreign Guards in Kabul

Authorities say bomber riding a motorcycle set off explosives near entrance of Camp Gibson that houses counter narcotics department and foreign security firm

Kerry, UN's Ban Seek Israel-Gaza Cease-fire

Bombing continues unabated Tuesday as Israel strikes hit five mosques, sports stadium, home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip

Video US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

U.S. combat troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, on pace to leave the country by the end of this year. But on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama took time to honor a soldier whose actions while under fire in Afghanistan earned him the Medal of Honor. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.

Video Relic of Saint Draws Catholics Worried About Immigration Issue

Saint Toribio, figure of devotion for those crossing the border into the United States, is popular in Southern California

Video Relic of Saint Draws Catholics Worried About Immigration Issue

A Roman Catholic saint who is a figure of devotion for those crossing the border into the United States is attracting believers concerned about the plight of undocumented immigrants. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where a relic of Saint Toribio has drawn thousands to local churches.

Video One Man Creates Army of Tiny Soldiers to Replicate Battle of Waterloo

Next year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, when French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by an international force led by England and Prussia. Just in time for the observance, a retired U.S. military officer is recreating the battlefield - in miniature, with a quarter-million tiny hand-painted soldiers. VOA’s June Soh got a preview. Carol Pearson narrates.

Video Army of Tiny Soldiers Replicates Battle of Waterloo

Retired US military officer recreating the battlefield - in miniature - with a quarter-million hand-painted soldiers

Texas Governor to Deploy National Guard to Border

Republican Rick Perry says move necessary because influx of unaccompanied children illegally entering US has diverted resources away from federal border patrol

Video US Court Ruling Could Help Foreign Business Interests

A U.S. court ruled last week that the Obama administration violated the due process rights of a U.S. corporation that is owned by Chinese interests. Experts say the decision, which involved a wind farm project off the coast of Oregon could change the way the U.S. deals with foreign investments that involve national security concerns. But as VOA's Hu Wei reports, it might not change many outcomes.

Video US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts fought off Taliban fighters during July 13, 2008 attack near northeastern village of Wanat six years ago

Video Building Hope for Babies Born With HIV

Research holds promise that, with treatment, infection won’t compromise full life

Key Business Leaders Say US Economy Bouncing Back

Survey of US business leaders finds sales and employment grew in April, May and June, after economy faltered at beginning of year

US Hospital to Pay $190M to Women Secretly Videotaped by Doctor

Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly recorded images of thousands of patients with pen-like camera as he gave them pelvic exams at Maryland's Johns Hopkins Hospital

Court Convicts Friend of Boston Bombing Suspect

Azamat Tazhayakov, foreign student from Kazakhstan, was found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in 2013 attack

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. Named Highest-earning Actor

Downey, 49, earned $75 million, mostly from 'Iron Man 3,' making him best paid actor for second consecutive year, according to Forbes

Pomp, Pageantry Reign at Washington Ceremony for Foreign Diplomats

New ambassadors from around globe meet with President Obama at White House in elaborate protocol conveying accreditation

Video HIV/AIDS Stigmatized Among African-Americans

African-Americans bear the brunt of the HIV crisis in the United States. They are more frequently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and more likely to die from this disease than any other racial or ethnic group in the country. There are many reasons, but as VOA's Carol Pearson reports, stigma is a major factor.

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Israel Targets Gaza Supply Tunnelsi
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July 24, 2014 4:42 AM
The Israeli military has launched a ground operation in Gaza to destroy the myriad tunnels that may have been used to smuggle weapons to Hamas. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports that could mean more hardship for the people of Gaza, who obtain some of their essential supplies through these underground passages
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Video Israel Targets Gaza Supply Tunnels

The Israeli military has launched a ground operation in Gaza to destroy the myriad tunnels that may have been used to smuggle weapons to Hamas. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports that could mean more hardship for the people of Gaza, who obtain some of their essential supplies through these underground passages
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Video MH17's 'Black Boxes' Could Reveal Crash Details

The government of Malaysia now has custody of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was hit by a missile over Ukraine before crashing last week. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports, the so-called black boxes may hold information about the final minutes of the flight.
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Video Living in the Shadows Panel Discussion

Following a screening of the new VOA documentary, "AIDS - Living in the Shadows," at the World AIDS conference in Melbourne, a panel discussed the film and how to combat the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
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Video IAEA: Iran Turns its Enriched Uranium Into Less Harmful Form

Iran has converted its stockpiles of enriched uranium into a less dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons, according to the United Nations’ Atomic Energy Agency. The move complies with an interim deal reached with Western powers on Iran's nuclear program last year, in exchange for easing of sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video Relic of Saint Draws Catholics Worried About Immigration Issue

A Roman Catholic saint who is a figure of devotion for those crossing the border into the United States is attracting believers concerned about the plight of undocumented immigrants. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where a relic of Saint Toribio has drawn thousands to local churches.
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Video US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

U.S. combat troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, on pace to leave the country by the end of this year. But on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama took time to honor a soldier whose actions while under fire in Afghanistan earned him the Medal of Honor. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.
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Video Ukraine Rebels Surrender MH17 Black Boxes

After days of negotiations, a senior separatist leader handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts early Tuesday. While on Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded that armed groups controlling the crash site allow safe and unrestricted access to the wreckage.
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Video In Cambodia, HIV Diagnosis Brings Deadly Shame

Although HIV/AIDS is now a treatable condition, a positive diagnosis is still a life altering experience. In Cambodia, people living with HIV are often disowned by friends, family and the community. This humiliation can be unbearable. We bring you one Cambodian woman’s struggle to overcome a life tragedy and her own HIV positive diagnosis.

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