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U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training

U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video Hope, Prayer Enter Fight Against S. Africa Xenophobia

South Africa has been swept by disturbing attacks on foreign nationals. Some blame the attacks on a legacy of colonialism, while others say the economy is to blame. Whatever the cause, ordinary South Africans - and South African residents from around the world - say they're praying for the siege of violence to end. Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
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Video Italy Rescues Migrants After Separate Deadly Capsize Incident

Italy continued its massive search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Monday for the capsized boat off the coast of Libya that was carrying hundreds of migrants, while at the same time rescuing Syrian migrants from another vessel off the coast of Sicily. Thirteen children were among the 98 Syrian migrants whose boat originated from Turkey on the perilous journey to Europe.
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The World Health Organization estimates 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under the age of five and pregnant women being the most vulnerable. As World Malaria Day approaches (April 25), mortality rates are falling, and a new test -- well into the last stage of trials -- is having positive results in Kenya. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA from Nairobi.
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Video Fast Track Trade Bill Opens Economic, Political Divisions

U.S. lawmakers agreed on draft legislation this week to give the White House “fast track” authority to negotiate a free trade deal with Pacific nations. If approved, the bill gives lawmakers the authority to set trade objectives, but limits their ability to make changes once agreement is reached. Trade officials say the bill would help President Barack Obama realize his so called “Asia pivot,” but as Mil Arcega reports, it also sets the stage for economic and political divisions at home.
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Thailand's appetite for more electricity has led to the construction of new dams along the Mekong River to the north and new coal plants near the country's famous beaches in the south. A proposed coal plant in a so-called "green zone" has touched off a debate. VOA's Steve Sandford reports.
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Video Eye Contact Secures Dog's Place in Human Heart

Dogs serve in the military, work with police and assist the disabled, and have been by our side for thousands of years serving as companions and loyal friends. We love them. They love us in return. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports on a new study that looks at the bio-chemical bond that cements that human-canine connection.
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Video At Brooklyn 'Free School,' Students Control Their Education

The democratic or “free school” movement, in which children have an equal say in school governance, and choose how to spend their days - whether in study or play - began more than 100 years ago. Today, there are several hundred such private schools scattered around the world, in countries as different as South Korea, Japan, India, Germany, Brazil and Colombia. By far, most are in the U.S. VOA's Carolyn Weaver visited the 11-year-old private Brooklyn Free School in New York.
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Video Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic - to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. Adam Bailes traveled with the team and has this report.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his remarks at the 45th annual Washington Conference on the Americas on "U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere" at the State Department in Washington, April 21, 2015.

Kerry Hails Changes in US-Latin American Cooperation

US secretary of state makes comments to government, industry, and policy leaders gathered for annual Washington Conference on the Americas More

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Sudan Seeks Answers After Medical Students Join Islamic State

After four British-Sudanese medical students abandoned their studies, school re-examining what went wrong, what can be done to prevent radicalization More

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Helicopters fly from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Apr 13, 2015.

Pentagon: US Warships Preserving ‘Options’ in Yemen Crisis

Iranian convoy in waters near Yemen was ‘one of the factors’ behind decision to strengthen naval presence in Gulf of Aden, US military officials say More

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A police expert examines the remnants of a suspicious object after it was defused by sappers on a street in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 2, 2015.

Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations

Massive operations guarding against possible attacks by separatists or Russian agents planned for May 8-9 events, security chiefs say More

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, foreground, delivers his annual report to lawmakers in the State Duma (lower parliament chamber) in Moscow, Russia, April 21, 2015.

Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality

Country had seen worse in the past and could cope, says PM in speech before parliament, admitting economic losses due to sanctions, low oil prices More

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