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Secretary of State Kerry Meets India's Prime Minister Modi

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence in New Delhi, India, Aug. 1, 2014.

August 01, 2014 5:32 AM
Kerry, meeting Modi for the first time Friday, presses India to drop its opposition to global trade reforms More

Iraqi Kurds, Battling Islamic State, Press US for Weapons

Kurdish fighting forces request military supplies, including tanks, sniper equipment, armored personnel carriers, artillery and ammunition, and body armor

US Senate Confirms John Tefft as Envoy to Russia

Tefft has served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Ukraine and former President George W. Bush's ambassador to Georgia, Lithuania

Snowden Asks to Stay in Russia

Temporary political asylum Snowden received last July was good only through midnight Thursday

Video Philadelphia Laundry Succeeds by Being Green

Social innovator launched Wash Cycle Laundry four years ago and not only achieved his initial goals but has plans to expand the business to other cities

Video Washing Company is Green and Competitive

When Gabriel Mandujano opened Wash Cycle Laundry in Philadelphia four years ago, the 26-year-old social innovator had three goals in mind: making a profit, developing community and staying green. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, four years later, he has not only succeeded in achieving these goals, but he is expanding the business as well.

US to Evacuate at Least 1 American Ebola Victim from West Africa

Hospital officials at Atlanta's Emory University confirmed patient would be treated in a special isolation unit there, but declined to identify the person

Video Women Lead US Economic Recovery

US unemployment situation improving gradually but unevenly, with women, especially, recovering the jobs they lost in the recession and adding more

US Health Officials Announce Surge of Support to Combat Ebola

Director of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to send 50 more experts to affected countries within next 30 days

Video US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

Program gives street kids not only food and safety, but a chance for a better life without crossing US border

Video US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. VOA’s Brian Padden looks at one such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - which gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.

Video Virginia Man Proclaims New Nation to Make his Daughter a Princess

Jeremiah Heaton traveled from his Virginia home to an “unclaimed” piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, planted a flag there and named it the Kingdom of North Sudan. And he insists that his young daughter Emily is now a princess. VOA’s Laurel Bowman has more.

US Senate Kills Immigration Bill, House to Vote Friday

Earlier Thursday, Republican-led chamber abandoned plans to vote on $659 million bill that addresses influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied Central American children

US-Trained Somali Commandos Fight Al-Shabab

Gaashaan rapid reaction force credited with quickly clearing Somali parliament building after militants stormed it on May 24 of this year

India, US Express Optimism After Strategic Dialogue

Secretary of State John Kerry says that India and US can become 'indispensable partners' in 21st century

US Lawmaker: Ban Travel to US from Ebola-stricken Countries

Congressman Alan Grayson says travel ban he’s requesting would only apply to foreign visitors to US, not Americans returning from abroad

Michelle Obama Urges Young Africans to Embrace Women's Rights

US first lady says women-run businesses will play a crucial role in growing Africa's economy

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.

Argentina, US Creditors Fail to Reach Deal; Default Imminent

This will mark the second time in 13 years Argentina has defaulted on its debt

Kerry Urges India Not to Block Global Trade Reforms

Thursday is the World Trade Organization's deadline for adopting new regulations

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The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Kyiv.
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Video Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine

The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Kyiv.
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Video When Fighting Eases, Gazans Line Up at Bakeries

When there is a lull in the conflict in Gaza, residents who have been hunkered down in their apartments rush out to stock up on food and other necessities. Probably the most important destination is the local bakery. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Gaza City.
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Video US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. VOA’s Brian Padden looks at one such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - which gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.
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Video 'Fab Lab' Igniting Revolution in Kenya

The University of Nairobi’s Science and Technology Park is banking on 3-D prototyping to spark a manufacturing revolution in the country. Lenny Ruvaga has more for from Nairobi's so-called “FabLab” for VOA.
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Video Gazans in Shelled School Sought Shelter

Israel's air and ground assault against Hamas-led fighters in Gaza has forced many Palestinians to flee their homes, seeking safety. But safe places are hard to find, as VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Jabaliya.
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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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