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A Pakistani army soldier stands guard in Miranshah bazaar after driving out militants from Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border,  July 9, 2014.

Photogallery Pakistani Offensive Empties Largest Town in North Waziristan

Army commander says troops have found about a dozen bomb-making facilities, underground network of tunnels; troops must clear huge amount of IEDs More

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Israel, Hamas Trade Blame, Dig ini
Brian Padden
July 10, 2014 6:31 PM
The military conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, continues to escalate. As VOA’s Brian Padden reports, both sides blame each other for provoking the conflict and neither side at this point is ready to back down.

Video Israel, Hamas Trade Blame, Dig in

The military conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, continues to escalate. As VOA’s Brian Padden reports, both sides blame each other for provoking the conflict and neither side at this point is ready to back down.

Video Virginia Site Tests Drones for FAA Rules

Blacksburg, a college town in southwestern Virginia, is one of six locations chosen by the FAA - the Federal Aviation Administration - to test drones. Researchers are sending feedback to the FAA as the agency develops national drone regulations. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti traveled to the town to check what’s up in the air there.

Video Restored Papyrus Swamps Can Help Fight Pollution, Conserve Water

Papyrus is a light but strong reed that grows well in shallow, fresh water. The plant stood at the center of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It was used as paper and the reed's shape inspired the fluted columns of ancient Greece. Most of the papyrus swamps gradually disappeared from Egypt and other parts of Africa. As VOA's Faiza Elmasry discovered, though, restoring the papyrus swamps could hold the key to solve many of today’s problems, from pollution to water wars. Faith Lapidus narrates.

Video African-born Pastor Brings ‘Holy Laughter’ Revival to Washington

A South African-born televangelist based in Florida has brought his ministry to Washington for a three-week event he is calling “Celebrate America.” Rodney Howard-Browne is calling for a religious revival in the United States. But as VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports, his preaching style is far from mainstream.

Video Shock, Tears Prevail in Brazil After 7-1 World Cup Loss to Germany

Brazilians are still reeling from the stunning defeat of their World Cup team in Tuesday's semi-finals, in which Germany routed the hosts in Belo Horizonte by a score of 7-1. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Rio de Janeiro.

Video 45 Years Later: Space Race is a Thing of the Past

Forty-five years ago, two U.S. astronauts became the first humans to step on the moon. This remarkable achievement was the culmination of a fierce competition in space technology between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. VOA’s George Putic looks back at the 'Space Race' that gradually evolved into today’s cooperation.

Video Displaced South Sudanese Face Worsening Conditions in Camps

Floods, malaria and malnutrition are making life worse for internally displaced people staying at camps in South Sudan. In Malakal, the country's second largest city, most people prefer to face difficulties at the UN camp rather than return home, where the security situation remains fragile. Emilie Iob reports from Malakal for VOA News.

Video Guitars Not Only Make Art, But Are Pieces of Art Too

Artists have been creating musical masterpieces on guitars for centuries. But at a music shop in Maryland, artists are creating masterpieces, not with, but literally on guitars. As Faiza Elmasry reports, the guitars became canvases, and were turned into art. Faith Lapidus narrates.


FILE - Defendants Azamat Tazhayakov (R) and Dias Kadyrbayev are pictured in a courtroom sketch, appearing in front of a Federal Magistrate at the United States Federal Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, May 1, 2013.

Obstruction Trial in Boston Bombing Focuses on Web Searches

Spotlight on internet searches conducted by Kazakh exchange student Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev More


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Myanmar Sentences Five Journalists to 10 Years in Prison

Executive editor, four reporters of 'Unity Journal' arrested in January after they ran a report about a suspected chemical and weapon factory More


Somali soldiers sit on a pickup truck near the wreckage of a car bomb that was detonated at the main gate of the presidential palace in Mogadishu, July, 9, 2014.

Somali Radio: Al-Shabab Attacker Was Informant in Presidential Palace

Multiple sources tell VOA suspect, Hassan Muhiyadin, was captured following the attack, in which three other gunmen were killed More

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Video Iran Talks Enter Crucial Phase

Iranian, international negotiators heading into their final 10 days of negotiations on the future of Iran’s nuclear program and international economic sanctions More


Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts after clashing with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal, June 24, 2014.

Multimedia Suarez Loses Biting Ban Appeal

Controversial Liverpool striker sank his teeth into Chiellini's shoulder during Uruguay's 1-0 win over the Italians on June 2 at World Cup More

Arts & Entertainment

Television Academy Chairman & CEO Bruce Rosenblum (C), actress Mindy Kaling (L) and television host Carson Daly (R) stand together during the nominations announcement for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in North Hollywood, California, July 10, 2014.

TV Newcomers 'True Detective,' 'Orange' Dominate Emmy Nominations

Crime drama, dark prison comedy, racked up a dozen nods each on Thursday, against stalwarts like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' More


Inventor Arthur Zang in his office in Yaounde, Cameroon. (Moki Edwin Kindzeka/VOA)

Young Inventor’s Cardiopad Undergoing Trials in Cameroon

The cardiopad transmits a cardiac signal over a mobile network, allowing heart patients in remote areas vital medical assistance More

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Video China Agrees to Scale Back Currency Controls

US, Chinese officials close two days of talks in Beijing that included discussions on cyber-security, economic issues, and rival territorial claims in S. China Sea More

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