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FBI: A 'Most Wanted Terrorist' Killed in Philippines

The raid in which Zulkifli bin Hir was killed also left 44 police commandos dead, and a Philippine senate panel held President Benigno Aquino responsible for the bungled operation. Above, protesters march toward the presidential palace in Manila, March 20, 2015.

April 01, 2015 8:27 PM
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Video Another Asian-American Comedy Back on American TV

It’s been two decades since an American television show featured an Asian-American family. So it’s not surprising that Asian-American viewers are excited about the new situation-comedy Fresh Off the Boat, on the ABC network. As VOA's Carolyn Weaver reports from New York, the show is about a Taiwanese-American boy and his family.

US Senator Menendez Indicted for Corruption

Case raises possibility of Republicans gaining 55th Senate seat to strengthen hand in policy fights with president

Video California City Strives to Avoid Police-Community Conflict

Stockton, California is a mix of scenic communities and troubled neighborhoods, plagued by gang violence

Video Stockton Community, Police, Work to Improve Relations

Relations are tense between minority communities and police departments around the United States following police shootings that have generated widely-publicized protests. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports from Stockton, California, where police and community groups are working toward solutions, with backing from Washington.

Video For Obama, More Business Than Friendship With World Leaders

In six years in office, President Obama is not known to have forged many close friendships with world leaders

Questions Over Travel, Other Benefits at Center of Probes of US Lawmakers

Allegations have already resulted in resignation of Rep. Aaron Schock and indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez

Video Latin American Groups Seek Fans at Texas Music Festival

Latin American music groups played all over Austin, Texas, during the recent South by Southwest festival, and some made fans out of locals as well as people from around the world who had come to hear music. Such exposure can boost such groups' image back home. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.

Menendez's Fate Could Sharpen Republicans' Edge in US Senate

Democratic senator's indictment on corruption charges Wednesday raises possibility of Republicans gaining a 55th Senate seat

Video For Obama, It's More Business Than Friendships With World Leaders

The rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put a spotlight on the importance of the American leader’s personal relationships with other world leaders and what role such friendships play in foreign policy. VOA's Aru Pande reports.

For 2016, a Mix of Big Names and Longshots

Probable frontrunners with last names of 'Bush' and 'Clinton' are not deterring others from considering White House runs in 2016

Video US Homeowners, Utility Companies Clash Over Rooftop Solar

Solar energy production in the U.S. continues to grow at a rate of 60 percent a year. But as more and more homeowners adopt solar energy, some others are complaining that the trend unfairly shifts the cost of maintaining the nation's electrical grid to nonsolar customers. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports.

Total Lunar Eclipse to Be Visible on US West Coast

It's set to begin at 4:58 a.m. PDT, but it won't last very long

S. Korea Man Charged in Knife Attack on US Ambassador

Kim Ki-jong faces attempted murder charges for slashing Mark Lippert's face and hand in Seoul last month; Kim was angry over joint US-South Korea military drills

US House Speaker in Israel as Iran Talks Continue

While John Boehner and Israel's Netanyahu don't discuss nuclear negotiations, analysts say timing of visit is a reminder of strong opposition in US, Israel to possible deal

New US Sanctions Target Overseas Cyber Attackers

First-ever sanctions program would financially punish individuals and groups outside US who are engaged in malicious cyber attacks

US Asks Sweden to Freeze $30M Linked to Uzbek Corruption Case

The case centers on a shell company allegedly controlled by the daughter of Uzbekistan's long-ruling president, Islam Karimov

White House Criticized for Resuming Weapons Deliveries to Egypt

Aid was suspended in Oct. 2013 after current president, then-army-chief Sissi toppled first freely-elected civilian President Mohamed Morsi

Japanese PM Could Comment on WWII Atrocities During US Visit

There are expectations Shinzo Abe will use address to US Congress as occasion to answer regional demands for public apology for Tokyo's wartime atrocities

Video Indiana Controversy Highlights Divergent Meanings of Religious Freedom

Indiana’s state government has triggered a nationwide controversy by approving a law that critics say is aimed at allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians. The controversy stems from divergent notions of religious freedom in America. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.

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The rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put a spotlight on the importance of the American leader’s personal relationships with other world leaders and what role such friendships play in foreign policy. VOA's Aru Pande reports.
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Video For Obama, It's More Business Than Friendships With World Leaders

The rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put a spotlight on the importance of the American leader’s personal relationships with other world leaders and what role such friendships play in foreign policy. VOA's Aru Pande reports.
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Video Buhari: Nigeria Has ‘Embraced Democracy’

Nigeria woke up to a new president-elect Wednesday, Muhammadu Buhari. But people say democracy is the real winner as the country embarks on its first peaceful handover of power since the end of military rule in 1999. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Abuja.
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Video Tiny Camera Sees Inside Blood Vessels

Ahead of any surgical procedure, doctors try to learn as much as possible about the state of the organs they plan to operate on. A new camera developed in the Netherlands can now make that easier - giving surgeons an incredibly detailed look inside blood vessels, all the way to the patient’s heart. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Latin American Groups Seek Fans at Texas Music Festival

Latin American music groups played all over Austin, Texas, during the recent South by Southwest festival, and some made fans out of locals as well as people from around the world who had come to hear music. Such exposure can boost such groups' image back home. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Stockton Community, Police, Work to Improve Relations

Relations are tense between minority communities and police departments around the United States following police shootings that have generated widely-publicized protests. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports from Stockton, California, where police and community groups are working toward solutions, with backing from Washington.
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Video Indiana Controversy Highlights Divergent Meanings of Religious Freedom

Indiana’s state government has triggered a nationwide controversy by approving a law that critics say is aimed at allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians. The controversy stems from divergent notions of religious freedom in America. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.
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Video Report: State of Black America a 'Tale of Two Nations'

The National Urban League has described this year's "State of Black America" report as a "tale of two nations." The group's annual report, released earlier this month (March), found that under an equality index African Americans had only 72% parity compared to whites in areas such as education, economics, health, social justice and civic engagement. It’s a gap that educators and students at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College are looking to close. VOA's Daniela Schrier reports from the school.
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Video Film Tells Story of Musicians in Mali Threatened by Jihadists

At this year's annual South by Southwest film and music festival in Austin, Texas, some musicians from Mali were on hand to promote a film about how their lives were upturned by jihadists who destroyed ancient treasures in the city of Timbuktu and prohibited anyone from playing music under threat of death. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin, some are afraid to return to their hometowns even though the jihadists are no longer in control there.
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Video Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa

Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people in West Africa. Since last summer, researchers have rushed to get anti-Ebola vaccines into clinical trials. While it's too early to say that any of the potential vaccines work, some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some of the studies. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Philippines Wants Tourists Spending Money at New Casinos

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in the Philippines. Close to five million foreign visitors traveled there last year, perhaps lured by the country’s tropical beaches. But Jason Strother reports from Manila that the country hopes to entice more travelers to stay indoors and spend money inside new casinos.
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Video Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Ukraine

The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the separatist fighters. Many of the new recruits are residents of Ukraine made bitter by new grievances, as well as old. VOA's Patrick Wells reports.
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Video Cambodian Land Grabs Threaten Traditional Communities

Indigenous communities in Cambodia's Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life, making many fear that their identity will soon be lost. Local authorities, though, have denied this is the case. VOA's Say Mony went to investigate and filed this report, narrated by Colin Lovett.

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