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One US Ebola Patient Cured, Another Stricken

One US Ebola Patient Cured, Another Stricken

October 24, 2014 6:13 PM
A U.S. nurse who earlier this month contracted Ebola from a patient in Texas has been pronounced free of the disease, while at the same time, New York City authorities have announced the discovery of their first Ebola case. VOA's George Putic has more. More

Analysts: Delaying Transfer of Korean Wartime Forces Control Is Right

New agreement calls for transfer of operational control to be 'conditions-based approach,' meaning there is no specific deadline for handover of combined forces on Korean peninsula

Co-Defendant in Murder of US Journalist Pearl Acquitted in Pakistan

Court frees Qari Hashim, citing lack of evidence

2 Dead, 4 Wounded in Washington State High School Shooting

Shooter, freshman described as popular youth, turns gun on self after killing fellow student

Video Farmers Diversify Businesses to Attract Tourists

Agricultural tourism is a fast growing sector of US economy

Video Farmers Diversify Businesses to Attract Tourists

Fun on the farm is in full swing across the United States, as many farms host festivals and other activities to attract tourists. Whether visitors go to pick their own apples, take a wagon ride, or wander through a corn maze, they all want to have a unique experience. This trend, called agricultural tourism, has become a fast growing sector in the U.S.

Kenya Pushes to Have Kenya Movies Shot on Location

For financial reasons, foreign producers are finding their iconic Kenyan landscapes elsewhere, notably South Africa

FARC Rebel Gets 27 Years in US Prison for Hostage-Taking

Alexander Beltran Herrera responsible for kidnapping three Americans whose plane crash-landed in Colombia

US Probes Reports of IS Chlorine Gas Attacks

Kerry calls allegations serious but says they won't deter US-led coalition in fight against militants

Asian-Americans Assume Office in Record Numbers

Steadily deepening engagement in local politics pays off for politicians like Chinese-American Judy Chu

Multimedia US Nurse ‘Cured of Ebola,’ NIH Says

Nina Pham, Texas nurse who treated first Ebola patient in US, received no experimental drugs; WHO expects vaccine surge in 2015

US Scales Back 'Cobra Gold' War Games in Thailand

US Embassy in Bangkok told VOA Friday Cobra Gold 2015 exercises set for February will be 'refocused and scaled down'

New York Hatchet Attack Called Act of Terrorism

Police commissioner says search of suspect's computers finds Islamic extremist websites

Video US Forms Rapid Response Teams for Ebola

The United States is forming medical teams that will rush to any part of the country where a new Ebola case is suspected. The Centers for Disease Control Ebola Response Teams, or CERTs for short, are made up of experts who are specially trained to diagnose and treat Ebola. Preparatory teams called Facility Assessment and Support Teams, or FASTs, will check hospitals that have volunteered to treat Ebola patients to make sure they can handle an Ebola case. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Video US, S. Korea Delay Transfer of Wartime Forces Control

US has held wartime authority over South Korean troops since Korean War in early 1950s

Video US, S Korea Delay Transfer of Wartime Forces Control

The United States has agreed to an indefinite delay in handing over wartime control of troops on the Korean peninsula to South Korea. The US has held wartime authority over South Korean troops since the Korean War in the early 1950s. A transfer of authority had been scheduled for next year. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has details.

US Indicts 2 South African Brothers for Selling Illegal Rhino Hunts

Brothers indicted for defrauding American hunters by taking them on illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa

Haiti Cholera Victims Seek Damages from UN in US Court

Plaintiffs blame a contingent of Nepalese peacekeepers for bringing disease to their nation after 2010 earthquake

Video New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Craig Spencer worked in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders; Officials are now looking for anyone who may have had contact with Spencer

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October 25, 2014 4:21 PM
Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet again next week in an effort to settle their dispute over natural gas supplies that threatens to leave Ukraine short of heating fuel for the coming winter. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London the dispute is complex, and has both economic and geopolitical dimensions.
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Video Talks to Resume on Winter Gas for Ukraine

Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet again next week in an effort to settle their dispute over natural gas supplies that threatens to leave Ukraine short of heating fuel for the coming winter. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London the dispute is complex, and has both economic and geopolitical dimensions.
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Video Smugglers Offer Cheap Passage From Turkey to Syria

Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria. Ankara has stepped up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters who want to join Islamic State militants fighting for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani. But porous borders and border guards who can be bribed make illegal border crossings quite easy. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video China Political Meeting Seeks to Improve Rule of Law

China’s communist leaders will host a top level political meeting this week, called the Fourth Plenum, and for the first time in the party’s history, rule of law will be a key item on the agenda. Analysts and Chinese media reports say the meetings could see the approval of long-awaited measures aimed at giving courts more independence and include steps to enhance an already aggressive and high-reaching anti-corruption drive. VOA’s Bill Ide has more from Beijing.
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Video After Decades of Pressure, Luxembourg Drops Bank Secrecy Rules

European Union finance ministers have reached a breakthrough agreement that will make it more difficult for tax cheats to hide their money. The new legislation, which had been blocked for years by countries with a reputation as tax havens, was approved last week after Luxembourg and Austria agreed to lift their vetoes. But as Mil Arcega reports, it doesn’t mean tax cheats have run out of places to keep their money hidden.
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Video Kobani Refugees Welcome, Turkey Criticizes, US Airdrop

Residents of Kobani in northern Syria have welcomed the airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medicine to Kurdish militia who are resisting the seizure of their city by Islamic State militants. The Turkish government, however, has criticized the operation. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from southeastern Turkey, across the border from Kobani.
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In contemporary America, death usually is a topic to be avoided. But the growing “death café” movement encourages people to discuss their fears and desires about their final moments. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky reports.
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Sierra Leone's first Ebola orphanage has opened in the Kailahun district. Hundreds of children orphaned since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak face stigma and rejection with nobody to care for them. Adam Bailes reports for VOA about a new interim care center that's aimed at helping the growing number of children affected by Ebola.

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