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Germany's Mario Goetze kisses the World Cup trophy as he celebrates their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014.

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Large Immigrant Influx on Texas Border Creates Huge Challengei
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Greg Flakus
July 12, 2014 2:47 AM
The tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who have come across the Mexican border into the US state of Texas in recent months seeking refuge from violence and poverty represent not only a legal problem -- but a humanitarian challenge for government officials and private charities in border cities. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, Texas, the crisis is likely to continue for many more months.
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Video Large Immigrant Influx on Texas Border Creates Huge Challenge

The tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who have come across the Mexican border into the US state of Texas in recent months seeking refuge from violence and poverty represent not only a legal problem -- but a humanitarian challenge for government officials and private charities in border cities. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, Texas, the crisis is likely to continue for many more months.
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Video New Lab to Test Energy-Saving Technologies

Most of the electrical energy in the U.S. is consumed by buildings and the building sector has the fastest growing rate, but up to now the country did not have a facility for comprehensive testing of new technologies that aim to make buildings more energy efficient. That has changed with Thursday’s opening of a cutting edge laboratory, in California, for evaluating the efficiency of new building methods and materials. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Gaza Fighting Takes Civilian Toll

Fighting between Hamas forces in Gaza and Israel's military has left about 100 people dead in the coastal Mediterranean strip, most of them civilians. Israelis living close to the border with Gaza have a well-developed system of air raids and bomb shelters where they retreat as needed. In Gaza, there are no sirens and no bomb shelters. Zlatica Hoke reports on how civilians on both sides are faring fare during the conflict.
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Video For Ramadan US Muslims Reach Into Their Hearts, and Pockets

For millions of Muslims around the world Ramadan is a time to reach deep into their hearts. And for those who can afford it, it’s also a time to reach deep into their pockets and earn more blessings during this holy month. VOA’s Sarah Zaman attended a fundraiser organized by an American Islamic charity.
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Video Hotel in Rio Favela Attracts Jazz Enthusiasts

You might not expect to find a hotel in one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas -- the local name for the city's shantytowns. But VOA’s Brian Allen has the unlikely success story of “The Maze.” Though it's located in one of the poorest parts of the city, it has also been named as one of the best places to hear live jazz music in the world.
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Video Pakistani Offensive Empties Biggest Town in Militant Sanctuary

Pakistan's military recently took a group of journalists to Miranshah, North Waziristan, the main city in a region that has been stronghold of militant and terrorist groups. Ayaz Gul brings us a first-person view of the trip to a city that is now empty of residents, but full of evidence of the militants who were once based there.
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Video California Dance Company Aims to Break Belly Dance Stereotype

In the United States, and some other countries, belly dancing is often perceived as a seductive dance, performed mostly at specialty restaurants. One California dance company is trying to get more people to appreciate it as form of art. The group Bellydance Evolution is hoping to redefine people's view of belly dancing by fusing western dance styles with belly dancing and performing around the world. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.
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Video The Jazz World's Wonder Boy (VOA On Assignment July 11, 2014)

At just 13 years-old, trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante is already a celebrated jazz musician. VOA's Julie Taboh tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about her profile of Geoff and the words of wisdom he shared.

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FILE - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in an undated image provided by the U.S. Army.

Reports: American POW Bergdahl to Return to Active Duty

Defense officials say Bowe Bergdahl’s transfer from therapy phase to regular soldier’s job is part of his reintegration into Army life More

Asia

FILE - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan PM Abe Wants Summit with China at APEC

Abe has been in office since late 2012 and has yet to meet Chinese leaders, despite worsening ties More

Americas

Germany's Mario Goetze kisses the World Cup trophy as he celebrates their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014.

Video Germany Wins World Cup

Mario Goetze scores in 113th minute, leads team to 1-0 victory over Argentina More

Science & Technology

This undated image made available by the National Institutes of Health and National Center for Microscopyshow cancer cells.

Scientists Identify Cause of Cancer Wasting

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Arts & Entertainment

In Loving Memory of Louis Zamperini  1917-2014. (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

Video Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' Movie Trailer Released

Movie based on true story of World War II-era prisoner of war Louis Zamperini will open in theaters on December 25 More

Europe

FILE - A pro-Russian separatist guards a road checkpoint outside the town of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Bringing Troops Up to Border

National Security Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko tells reporters Russian units and military equipment have come across border from Sumy and Luhansk border points More

Health

Mindful Movement Becomes a ‘Revolution’ as Stressed Americans Look for Relief

Video Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

Previously used at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, mindfulness meditation now is practiced in offices, schools, prisons and even the US military More

Economy & Business

New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil

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Group of five - Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa - will convene for two-day meeting in Fortaleza to focus on internal cooperation, sustainable development More

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