Turkey Wants NATO to Sustain Patriot Defenses

Ankara appeals to allies to shore up missile defenses aimed at shooting down Syrian rockets, as Germany and US say they plan to withdraw Patriot batteries More

Russian Tanks, Iranian-trained Militias Headed to Syria

Russian battalion armed with advanced tanks and artillery expected to launch offensive with up to 10,000 Tehran-trained troops More


FILE -- Men inspect damage at site of barrel bomb attack by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, al-Shaar neighborhood, Aleppo, February 26, 2015.

In Turkey, Wounded Syrian Youths Adjust to Life After Barrel Bombs

Despite 2014 UN Security Council ban, Syrian army barrel bombs have killed some 9,000 people — 95 percent of whom were civilians, many of them children More


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Jessica Berman
October 07, 2015 8:18 PM
An image of a rotating heart and floating intestine hover in the air in front of doctors, who use the virtual images to diagnose disease and prepare for surgery. VOA’s Jessica Berman has more.

Video Virtual Medicine Takes Shape with Floating Body Parts

An image of a rotating heart and floating intestine hover in the air in front of doctors, who use the virtual images to diagnose disease and prepare for surgery. VOA’s Jessica Berman has more.

Video Device Shows Promise of Stopping Motion Sickness

It’s a sickening feeling — the dizziness, nausea and vomiting that comes with motion sickness. But a device now being developed could stop motion sickness by suppressing certain signals in the brain. VOA’s Deborah Block reports.

Video 'Black Lives Matter' Movement Keeps Pressing For End to Police Brutality

The Black Lives Matter movement is renewing its call to end police brutality and pushing for criminal justice reform across the United States. VOA's Chris Simkins reports the movement, made up of mostly young African American activists, is trying to influence public opinion and pressure politicians to take up their cause.

Video Activists Decry Lagos Slum Demolition

Acting on a court order, authorities in Nigeria demolished a slum last month in the commercial capital, Lagos. But human rights activists say the order was illegal, and the community was razed to make way for a government housing project. Chris Stein has more from Lagos.

Video Self-Driving Cars Getting Closer

We are at the dawn of the robotic car age and should start getting used to seeing self-driving cars, at least on highways. Car and truck manufacturers are now running a tight race to see who will be the first to hit the street, while some taxicab companies are already planning to upgrade their fleets. VOA’s George Putic has more.

Video Children of Refugee Families Play Soccer in Phoenix

Their families fled war-torn countries and refugee camps for a better life in the United States. But these kids need something to help them learn English and integrate into American society. With help from the community, refugee kids with little or no financial resources have a chance to play soccer on a special team. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports from Phoenix.

Video US Scientists Probe How Heat Damages Human Hair

Many women and some men are very particular about their hair. One of the ways for keeping it in shape involves applying heat, but just how much of it and for how long has been mostly left to experience. A scientist from Purdue University, Indiana, is trying to find a scientific answer. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Making a Mint

While apples, corn, and cranberries top the list of fall produce in the US, it’s also the time to harvest gum, candy, and toothpaste—or at least the oil that makes them minty fresh. Erika Celeste reports from South Bend, Indiana on the mint harvest.

Video Ukranian Artist Portrays Putin in an Unusual Way

As Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressing the United Nations in New York last month, he was also being featured in an art exhibition in Washington. It’s not a flattering exhibit. It’s done by a Ukrainian artist in a unique medium. And its creator says it’s not only a work of art - it’s a political statement. VOA’s Tetiana Kharchenko has more.

Video Organizations in Illinois Anticipate Increase in Syrian Refugees

Responding to the growing refugee crisis in Europe stemming from the civil war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States is increasing the number of refugees it accepts from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017. About 1500 refugees from Syria have resettled in the U.S. since the war began. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, organizations in the Midwestern state of Illinois are preparing for an increase in those numbers as the war in Syria drags on.


FILE - U.S. serviceman Spencer Stone waves as he departs the Clinique Lille Sud, which specializes in hand injuries, in Lesquin, France, Aug. 22, 2015.

US Hero in French Train Attack Stabbed in California

Spencer Stone, one of several Americans who subdued an armed terror suspect in August, was treated for multiple stab wounds in Sacramento More


A resident rides a motorcycle on the haze-shrouded Betrix bridge in Sarolangun, on Indonesia's Jambi province, Oct. 7, 2015

Indonesia Seeks Help from Several Countries to Fight Fires

Jakarta asks several countries including China, Singapore, Russia, and Japan for help to put out fires that have sent choking smoke drifting across region More


FILE - Rwanda's President Paul Kagame addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. Headquarters, Sept. 29, 2015.

Rwandan Court Paves Way for Kagame Third Term

Rwanda's Supreme Court ruled that amending the constitution to remove the current two-term limit for presidents is legal, as long as the process respects the law More

Middle East

FILE - Dutch soldiers are seen standing next to a Patriot missile battery at a military base in Adana, southern Turkey, Jan. 26, 2013.

Turkey Wants NATO to Sustain Patriot Defenses

Ankara appeals to allies to shore up missile defenses aimed at shooting down Syrian rockets, as Germany and US say they plan to withdraw Patriot batteries More


Isabel Morel, the widow of Orlando Letelier, a former Foreign Minister of Salvador Allende Government, who was killed when his car exploded 30 years ago in Washington in 1976, puts flowers on Letelier's grave in Santiago, Sept. 21, 2006.

US to Publish Records on Chile 1976 Assassination

Orlando Letelier was killed, along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt, by a car bomb in the center of Washington More

Science & Technology

FILE - A tourist swims on the Great Barrier Reef in this undated file picture.

Scientists Warn Ocean Heat Wave Killing Coral

Experts, including NOAA, say record high temperatures in parts of oceans, stoked by climate change, is expected to kill more than 12,000 square kilometers of reefs More


Migrants walk along a street after they arrived by train in Hegyeshalom, at the Austrian border, 169 km west of Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 7, 2015.

With Far-right at Gates, Left Seeks to Defend Fortress Vienna

Sudden arrival of crowds fleeing poverty, war in Middle East has stirred controversy over border control; recent surveys found more support for Social Democrats than Freedom Party More


FILE - A woman, who suffers from diabetes, is seen walking on a treadmill as part of an exercise program to help control the disease.

Exercise Pills Promise Benefits Without the Workout

But experts counter by pointing to benefits of physical exercise, including improved cardiovascular health and diabetes management More

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