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California Governor on 3-day Trade Trip to Mexico

California Governor Jerry Brown, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne, pose for photos next to a mural by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros before a press conference at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City, July 28, 2014.

July 29, 2014 1:06 AM
With immigration facilities bursting at the seams, Jerry Brown says child migration is on the agenda during his trade visit More

Officials Seek Contacts of Ebola Victim Who Died in Nigeria

Patrick Sawyer boarded a flight in Liberia, had a layover in Ghana, and changed planes in Togo for a flight to Nigeria, where he died on Friday from Ebola virus

UN Blacklists Operator of North Korean Ship Seized With Soviet-era Arms

North Korean ship Chong Chon Gang was detained a year ago carrying arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tons of sugar

Argentina Seeks to Avoid 2nd Debt Default in 13 Years

Argentina says it will make another effort to reach a deal with a group of US creditors

US Loses Track of Arms Given to Afghan Security Forces

IG report finds multiple databases maintained by US government missing information

House Passes Bill to Overhaul US International Broadcasting

Supporters of bipartisan bill say US needs to fight back more effectively in the war of information, opponents fear it will undermine journalistic integrity

Video Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Aspiring Young Africans

U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Obama made the comment Monday to a group of 500 young people attending the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the aspiring young African leaders have just finished a six-week program of academic study at 20 institutions across the United States.

Video US: Respecting Religious Freedoms Safeguards Stability

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says countries that undermine religious freedoms ultimately threaten their own security. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports on the annual U.S. report on international religious freedom.

Video In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surge

Inaccurate claims suggest US will give amnesty to young migrants

Video In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges

False rumors in Central America are fueling the current surge of undocumented young people being apprehended at the U.S. border. The inaccurate claims suggest the U.S. will give amnesty to young migrants from the region. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Honduras, these rumors trace back to President Obama's 2012 executive order to halt deportations for some young undocumented immigrants already living in the United States.

Obama: World Needs Self-reliant Africa

First Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders comes ahead of US-Africa Leaders' Summit that will be attended by about 50 African leaders next week

Report: US Surveillance Programs Threaten Press Freedom

Programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to journalists anonymously, two rights groups say

Donors Pay to Test Seawater for Traces of Fukushima Radiation

Radiation experts do not believe there is cause for alarm on American shores, but some coastal residents are stepping forward to pay for seawater testing just to be sure

US Lawmakers Expand Probe of Federal Biolab Mishaps

Biosecurity lapses at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led to mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens

Video Young African Leaders to Branch Out in US

After six weeks spent sharpening their business skills, some participants have chosen to stay in US even longer and take part in internships with organizations across country

N. Korean Official Threatens White House Nuclear Strike

Military officer at armistice event accuses US of fomenting tensions

UN Panel Meets on Global Aging

HelpAge presents nearly 300,000 signatures calling for UN Treaty

US Capital Seeks Stay on Gun Ban

DC may appeal judge’s decision overturning prohibition on handguns

McDonald's Meat Supplier Overhauls China Operations

After food safety scandal, OSI to set up quality control center in Shanghai

Photogallery Netanyahu Warns of 'Prolonged Campaign' in Gaza

Israeli airstrike hit a building housing several media companies in central Gaza city, including Al-Aqsa TV and Al-Aqsa Radio, early Tuesday

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Video Rapid Spread of Ebola in West Africa Prompts Global Alert

Across West Africa, health officials are struggling to keep up with what the World Health Organization describes as the worst ebola outbreak on record. The virus has killed hundreds of people this year. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are watching the developments closely as they weigh what actions, if any, are needed to help contain the disease.
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Video Michelle Obama: Young Africans Need to Embrace Women's Rights

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama urged some of Africa's best and brightest to advocate for women's rights in their home countries. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, Obama spoke to some 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a six-week U.S.-based training and development program.
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Video Immigrant Influx on Texas Border Heats Up Political Debate

Immigrants from Central America continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas, seeking asylum in the United States, as officials grapple with ways to deal with the problem and provide shelter for thousands of minors among the illegal border crossers. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the issue is complicated by internal U.S. politics and U.S. relations with the troubled nations that immigrants are fleeing.
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Video Study: Latino Students Most Segregated in California

Even though legal school segregation ended in the United States 60 years ago, one study finds segregation still occurs in the U.S. based on income and race. The University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project finds that students in California are more segregated by race than ever before, especially Latinos. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.
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Video Vietnamese Staging Chinese Product Boycott After Oil Rig Spat

China recently pulled an oil rig from an area of the disputed South China Sea that Vietnam also claims. Despite the action, the incident has had a lingering effect on consumers in Vietnam. VOA's Reasey Poch reports from Hanoi on an effort to boycott Chinese products.
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Video A Summer Camp for All the World

VIDEO: During workshops and social gatherings, the Global Youth Village summer camp encourages young people to cooperate and embrace their differences, while learning to communicate with people from other countries. VOA's Deborah Block has more.
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He’s perhaps best known as Mad Eye Moody, the whimsical wizard in the Harry Potter franchise. But character actor Brendan Gleeson's resume includes dozens of films, and he embraces all the characters he inhabits with equal passion. In an interview with VOA’s Penelope Poulou, Gleeson discussed his new drama "Calvary" and his secret to success.

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