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VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow was in Rwanda as the country marked two decades since its devastating 1994 genocide. Sharing his experience with On Assignment's Alex Villarreal, Gabe says there are still lingering wounds.
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Video Rwandans Still Hurting 20 Years After Genocide (VOA On Assignment Apr. 18, 2014)

VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow was in Rwanda as the country marked two decades since its devastating 1994 genocide. Sharing his experience with On Assignment's Alex Villarreal, Gabe says there are still lingering wounds.
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Video Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India

A 2013 State Department report on human trafficking says there are 26 million people around the world who are victims of modern day slavery, many of them young girls. The problem is a growing concern, particularly in India. VOA's Kane Farabaugh spoke recently with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the problem, which is addressed in his new book, "A Call to Action."
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Video Donetsk Governor: Ukraine Military Assault 'Delicate But Necessary'

Around a dozen state buildings in eastern Ukraine remain in the hands of pro-Russian protesters who are demanding a referendum on self-rule. The governor of the whole Donetsk region is among those forced out by the protesters. He spoke to VOA's Henry Ridgwell from his temporary new office in Donetsk city.
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Video Critics Say Venezuelan Protests Test Limits of Military's Support

During the two months of deadly anti-government protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has accused the opposition of trying to initiate a coup. Though a small number of military officers have been arrested for allegedly plotting against the government, VOA’s Brian Padden reports the leadership of the armed forces continues to support the president, at least for now.
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Video Drones May Soon Send Data From High Seas

Drones are usually associated with unmanned flying vehicles, but autonomous watercraft are also becoming useful tools for jobs ranging from scientific exploration to law enforcement to searching for a missing airliner in the Indian Ocean. VOA’s George Putic reports on sea-faring drones.
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Video Boston Gears for First Marathon After 2013 Bombings

The northeastern U.S. city of Boston is getting ready for its first marathon after the 2013 race in which terrorist bombs killed three people and wounded 265 others. This year, the annual Boston Marathon takes place April 21, with about 36,000 participants registered -- thousands more than last year. Zlatica Hoke reports that organizers, survivors and participants are determined not to allow painful memories of last year's bloodshed to undermine a tradition that started in 1897.
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Video More Millenials Unplug to Embrace Board Games

A big new trend in the U.S. toy industry has more consumers switching off their high-tech gadgets to play with classic toys, like board games. This is especially true among the so-called millenial generation - those born in the 1980's and 90's. Elizabeth Lee has more from an unusual café in Los Angeles, where the new trend is popular and business is booming.
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Video Millions Labor in Pakistan's Informal Economy

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Video Ray Bonneville Sings the Blues and More on New CD

Singer/songwriter Ray Bonneville has released a new CD called “Easy Gone” with music that reflects his musical and personal journey from French-speaking Canada to his current home in Austin,Texas. The eclectic artist’s fan base extends from Texas to various parts of North America and Europe. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin.

USA

Police stand by near the finish line ahead of Monday's 118th Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Following Last Year’s Bombing, Thousands to Participate in Boston Marathon

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Asia

FILE - Win Tin, a former political prisoner and an opposition party stalwart poses for a picture at his home in Rangoon, Burma.

Veteran Burmese Pro-Democracy Campaigner Dies

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Africa

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South Sudan Urges Sudan to Stop Attacks By Armed Groups

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Middle East

FILE- Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein

Top Palestinian Cleric, Israel Trade Barbs

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Americas

Anti-government protesters burn an effigy depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas April 20, 2014.

Venezuelan Protesters Burn Leaders in Effigy

Hundreds take to streets of Caracas Easter Sunday demanding ‘resurrection of democracy; President Maduro’s image among those burnt More

Science & Technology

A rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon ship lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 18, 2014.

SpaceX Rocket Lifts Off for Space Station Cargo Run

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Europe

FILE - Air Force Two, the plane traditionally carrying U.S. vice presidents, is seen on the tarmac at nighttime.

Video White House Sending VP Biden to Ukraine

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Health

A boy gets an influenza vaccine injection at a health care clinic, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 12, 2013.

Wikipedia Proves Useful for Tracking Flu

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Economy & Business

FILE - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Argentina's Fight with Bondholders Reaches US Supreme Court

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Saxophonist Craig Handy has an exciting new band called 2nd Line Smith, which combines the organ-jazz repertoire of Jimmy Smith with the “second line” rhythms of New Orleans parade music. Craig Handy joins "Beyond Category" host Eric Felten at Washington’s Bohemian Caverns jazz club to talk about the music and perform with the band.

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