U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos speaks at a news conference on Ebola at the United Nations in Geneva, Sept. 16, 2014.
In the debate about immigration in the United States, one group often overlooked is the estimated 1.3 million illegal immigrants from Asia. President Barack Obama’s recent executive order can provide a temporary reprieve from deportation to about 400,000 of these people, but for many more, the future is uncertain. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Major West Coast cities are must-see destinations for Chinese tour groups, which take in sights that include San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge
Panels with new product can reduce indoor temperatures to nearly 5 degrees Celsius below the temperature outside
San Francisco is a major stop for Chinese visitors, and an agreement between China and the United States, announced in Beijing this month (in November), promises to draw even more Chinese tourists to US destinations. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan spent a day in San Francisco, California, with some visitors from China to learn why they are coming.
Estimated population is 1.3 million; recent Obama executive order protects only about 400,000
Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday whose roots go back to the country's earliest days as a British colony. One way Americans celebrate the occasion is with parades. Anush Avetisyan takes us to one such event on the day before Thanksgiving near Washington, where a community's diversity is on display. Joy Wagner narrates
The Pentagon is making assurances that it's “business as usual” following Monday's resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has this report narrated by Carolyn Presutti on some of the challenges that will face Hagel's successor.
Bobby Smith founded, runs volunteer organization, Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone, to help disadvantaged in his homeland - and group is playing key role in fighting deadly disease
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, a time when family and friends share a hearty meal and express gratitude for the things they have. But in recent years, more retailers have begun using the day to get a head start on the holiday shopping season, and Thanksgiving traditionalists aren't happy about it. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
Many retail workers are particularly unhappy about not being able to observe the occasion with loved ones
On Thanksgiving day in the United States, Americans give thanks for their blessings. Among them is Bobby Smith, who emigrated to here 25 years ago from Sierra Leone. To give back, three years ago Smith began a small volunteer organization, Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone, to help the disadvantaged in his homeland -- one of the poorest countries in the world. As VOA’s Deborah Block reports, he now is sending medical supplies to help combat Ebola, which continues to devastate Sierra Leone.
Birds named Mac, Cheese will go to a farm, not a dinner table, but it's Cheese who gets the official 'pardon'
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 9 touched off days of unrest and racial tension in the suburb outside Saint Louis. The incident also highlighted the problem of racial animosity between police and Ferguson's African American community. Now, some African-Americans parents and social workers are talking to young people about how to act when stopped by police. VOA's Chris Simkins has more on the story.
Next month, tests of three possible treatments to begin in Guinea, Liberia; human trial results expected soon in Mali
Quinnipiac survey also shows Republicans must respond carefully or risk alienating minorities
Missouri officials say deployment of more than 2,000 National Guard soldiers helps curb second night of rampant arson and looting in Midwestern town
Allegro, a rare miss for the legendary musical team of Rogers and Hammerstein, is getting a rare revival off-Broadway
81-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted address a blockage in her right coronary artery
Gen. Philip Breedlove says Russian military buildup in Black Sea peninsula includes cruise and surface-to-air missiles able to exert 'military influence' on region