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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.

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Shock, Tears Prevail in Brazil After 7-1 World Cup Loss to Germanyi
Scott Bobb
July 09, 2014 8:16 PM
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 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 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.

Video Xi: US, China Confrontation Would Be 'Disaster'

U.S. and Chinese officials have opened talks in Beijing, where Chinese President Xi Jinping says Washington and Beijing are working to avoid confrontation that he says would be a "disaster." VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns has more on the story.

Video American Roadside Attraction 'Dinosaur Land' Lures Visitors

A big part of the American landscape of the middle 20th century was the roadside attraction - small zoos, amusement parks or quirky museums along the highways families traveled on their way to vacation destinations. Most of those attractions are gone, but one in Virginia, a couple of hours from Washington, called Dinosaur Land, is still going strong.

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 Burma Football Friendly Brings Together Battlefield Opponents

As most of Myanmar’s ethnic armies maintain a fragile ceasefire with the government, some of the troops were able to let off a little steam, World Cup - style. Steve Sandford reports from Karen State, Myanmar, also known as Burma, on a peace initiative aimed at building trust between the opposing sides of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.

Video Civilians Fear Mideast Violence Could Turn Into Full-Scale War

Violence in the Middle East is escalating at a time when there are no new peace talks in sight. Israeli and Palestinian leaders have condemned the brutal deaths of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teen, and have vowed to punish those responsible. But both sides also seem to be gearing up for more fighting. Zlatica Hoke reports.


FILE - U.S. troops are seen on patrol during joint U.S.-Philippines military exercises in Tarlac province, north of Manila.

US Scaling Back Counter-terrorism Help in Southern Philippines

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FILE - A farmer sets rice seedlings into paddy fields at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kirinyaga district, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Africa Takes Steps Toward Attaining Millennium Development Goals

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FILE - Newly elected Iraqi Kurd members of parliament attend the first session of parliament in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, July 1, 2014.

Baghdad Halts Kurdish Cargo Flights After Ministers' Boycott

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Presidential Council on Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Kremlin, Moscow, July 3, 2014.

Kremlin: Russia, France, Germany Want New Ukraine Truce

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

Young Inventor’s Cardiopad Undergoing Trials in Cameroon

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FILE - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd-R), flanked by Senegal's Culture Minister Abdou Azize Mbaye (R), visits the construction site of Senegal's Chinese-funded Museum of "Civilisations Noires" (Black civilizations) in Dakar, January 11, 2014.

China Says More than Half of Its Foreign Aid Given to Africa

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