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September 18, 2014 5:52 PM
The long upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider is over. The scientific instrument responsible for the discovery of the Higgs boson -- the so-called "God particle" -- is being brought up to speed in time for this month's 60th anniversary of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN. Physicists hope the accelerator will help them uncover more secrets about the origins of the universe. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video CERN Accelerator Back in Business

The long upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider is over. The scientific instrument responsible for the discovery of the Higgs boson -- the so-called "God particle" -- is being brought up to speed in time for this month's 60th anniversary of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN. Physicists hope the accelerator will help them uncover more secrets about the origins of the universe. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Belgian Researchers Discover Way to Block Cancer Metastasis

Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases, despite many new methods to combat it. Modern medicine has treatments to prevent the growth of primary tumor cells. But most cancer deaths are caused by metastasis, the stage when primary tumor cells change and move to other parts of the body. A team of Belgian scientists says it has found a way to prevent that process. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Mogadishu's Flood of Foreign Workers Leaves Somalis Out of Work

Unemployment and conflict has forced many young Somalians out of the country in search of a better life. But a newfound stability in the once-lawless nation has created hope — and jobs — which, some say, are too often being filled by foreigners. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
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Video Russian Economy Reeling After New Western Sanctions

A new wave of Western sanctions is hitting Russia’s economy hard. State-owned energy firms continue to bleed profits and Russia’s national currency plunged to a new low this week after the U.S. and the European Union announced new sanctions to punish Russia's aggressive stance in eastern Ukraine. But as Mil Arcega reports, the sanctions could also prove costly for European and American companies.
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Video A Dinosaur Fit for Land and Water

Residents and tourists in Washington D.C. can now examine a life-size replica of an unusual dinosaur that lived almost a hundred million years ago in northern Africa. Scientists say studying the behemoth named Spinosaurus helps them better understand how some prehistoric animals adapted to life on land and in water. The Spinosaurus replica is on display at the National Geographic museum. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Future of Ukrainian Former President's Estate Uncertain

More than six months after Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych fled revolution to Russia, authorities have yet to gain control of his palatial estate. Protesters occupy the grounds and opened it to tourists but they are also refusing to turn it over to the state. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Mezhigirya, just north of Kyiv.
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Video US Attempts Crackdown on Trafficking Along Southern Border

Nogales, Arizona, is notoriously known as a 'tunnel city,' utilized by drug traffickers to smuggle narcotics into the United States. The U.S. Border patrol and local authorities have responded with new technologies and a heavier presence in the area to help uncover and destroy the tunnels before they are completed. VOA's Ramon Taylor has more from Tucson.
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Video NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX to Carry Astronauts Into Space

The U.S. space agency, NASA, has chosen Boeing and SpaceX companies to build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the year 2017. The deal with private industry enables NASA to end its dependence on Russia to send space crews into low Earth orbit and back. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Kenya Coastal Town Struggles With Deadly June Attacks

Relative calm has returned to the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, southwest of Lamu, after weeks of deadly attacks claimed by the militant group al-Shabab that killed more than 100 people, authorities said. Three months later, some residents are still bitter about the attacks and question who was really responsible. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf reports.
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Video US Muslim Leaders Condemn Islamic State

Leaders of America's Muslim community are condemning the violent extremism of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. Muslim leaders say militants are exploiting their faith in a failed effort to justify violent extremism. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.

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Video Dehydration Is Top Killer of Southern Arizona's Migrants

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FILE - Activist Adam Adli is escorted by police at a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Law Student Sentenced to Prison for Sedition

Student and activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim, 25, was sentenced to 1 year in prison for seditious public statements More

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5 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali

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Airlines Suspend Flights to Yemen Amid Heavy Fighting

Recent fighting is a result of a series of low-level clashes between Yemen's army and the Houthi rebels, which belong to the Zaidi Shi'ite sect More

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Video Arizona Non-Profit Helps Keep Dehydrated Migrants Alive

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Cast member George Clooney arrives for the premiere of his movie "The Monuments Men" in New York, Feb. 4, 2014.

George Clooney to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Hollywood Foreign Press Association's president says award is for Oscar-winning actor/director/producer's 'outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera' More

Europe

Supporters from the "No" Campaign celebrate in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 19, 2014.

Scotland Stays in UK, But Britain Faces Change

Results show that 55 percent of votes were in favor of remaining part of Britain compared to 45 percent who voted for independence More

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Video Belgian Researchers Discover Way to Block Cancer Metastasis

Tests in mice on melanoma and breast cancer cells showed that administering an antioxidant stopped the production of superoxide More

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New York, Sept. 19, 2014.

Alibaba Makes NYSE Debut

Executive chairman Jack Ma starts the trading day as China's leading e-commerce site begins trading under the ticker 'BABA' More

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