In front of a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., Burma's President Thein Sein meets with President Barack Obama, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, May 20, 2013.
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Disease affects some population, while it often goes unnoticed, it sometimes can be devastating for patients
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Burmese President Thein Sein opened a visit to Washington Sunday, joining a town hall meeting at the Voice of America. He met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's ties to Dagestan may provide valuable clues to Boston marathon attack
The news of the Boston Marathon bombings circled the globe, and resonated here in Dagestan, a majority Muslim republic in Russia, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Last year, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of two brothers suspected of the bombings and a long-time Boston resident, returned to Dagestan, where he had lived for a year during his youth. Dagestan was the land of his maternal ancestors. But in the last two years, this republic of 3 million people has gained notoriety as the region with the highest level of political and religious violence in all of Russia. VOA's James Brooke reports from Makhachkala, Russia.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels Monday to the Middle East for talks on holding a Syrian peace conference. As VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he doubts the U.S./Russian initiative can stop the fighting.
Thein Sein's meeting with US President Obama is first visit to White House by a Burmese leader in nearly half a century
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he doubts the US/Russian initiative can stop the fighting