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Kerry: 'Serious Gaps' Remain as Iran Nuclear Deadline Looms

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier , left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meet during closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Nov. 22, 2014.

November 22, 2014 7:30 AM
US Secretary of State John Kerry says 'careful progress' is being made in talks in Vienna on the future of Iran’s nuclear program, and negotiators are working to close 'big gaps' More

Report: Obama Broadens US Combat Role in Afghanistan

The New York Times says resident Barack Obama has signed a classified order extending the role of US troops in Afghanistan for another year

Biden Pushes Turkey for Help in Fight Against Islamic State

Visit follows weeks of public bickering between two NATO allies over reluctance of Turkish leaders to become militarily involved in campaign against jihadists

Photogallery Winter Weather Slams U.S.

An Arctic blast brought freezing temperatures to a large portion of the United States, and early snowfall to others, early in the week of Nov. 17, 2014. While cold temperatures affected much of the country, western New York state was hit with over two meters of snow, paralyzing much of the region.

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Video Law Enforcement, Activists in Ferguson Agree to Keep Peace

Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say they have agreed with protest leaders to maintain peace when a grand jury reaches its decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager. Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, has been the scene of intermittent violence since the August 9 shooting intensified long-simmering antagonism between the police and the African-American community. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

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.

Obama to Be 'Chief Guest' at India's Republic Day in January

It will be first time in history a sitting US president will attend celebration, and White House says talks will strengthen, expand US-Indian relations

NYC Immigrant Advocates Praise Obama Move, Vow to Continue Fight

Threatened refusal by Republican congressional leaders to cooperate will backfire politically, attorney insists

Obama's Immigration Action: What It All Means

Attorney Camille Mackler is director of legal initiatives at advocacy group New York Immigration Coalition, and she discusses specifics of the action

Multimedia Ferguson Police, Protesters Agree to 'Rules of Engagement'

Grand jury decision upcoming on whether or not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager

Rigors of Shoveling Snow Can Be Perilous to Heart

Expert notes activity's effect on heart rate, blood pressure, advises people 55 or older to refrain

Video Excessive Police Force Cases Spark Racial Violence

Tensions are on edge in the Saint Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson as the community awaits a court decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed African American teenager last August. As VOA's Chris Simkins reports, cases involving allegations of excessive force by police have sparked racial violence in the past.

Video Excessive Police Force Cases Spark Racial Violence

As tense Missouri community awaits court decision on possible indictment of white police officer, analysts offer insight on past police actions, racial unrest

Video Director Miller Discusses Carell's Turn Toward Drama in 'Foxcatcher'

Bennett Miller directs the new crime drama "Foxcatcher," the stranger-than-fiction, real-life tale of the relationship between socially awkward multimillionaire John E. du Pont and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. Based on Schultz’s autobiography, the film has garnered acclaim through a tour de force by Steve Carell, a comic actor taking a decisive step toward drama. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.

Microsoft Employs Robots as Security Guards

K5 devices patrol outdoor areas, garages and parking lots, scanning situations with cameras, sensors

Report: World Locked in 1.5 C Temperature Rise

Studies say that as the planet warms, heat waves and other climate extremes that have been occurring cyclically would become the “new normal”

Video Obama's Immigration Decision Roils US Politics

President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation through executive order carries the prospect of both great political risk and reward. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the political factors behind one of the most consequential decisions of the Obama presidency.

Lawmakers Sue Obama Administration

House Speaker decries what he calls repeated abuse of executive authority after immigration speech

Video Obama's Immigration Decision Roils US Politics

But analysts say controversial move may turn out to be defining moment in Obama's presidency

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Changei
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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