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    Thousands of Syrians Flee Aleppo to Escape Russian Airstrikes

    Tens of thousands fled their homes Friday, headed toward Turkey as Russia intensified its aerial bombardment in northern Syria against rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad


    Barbara Bush jokes with her son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, while introducing him at a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H., Feb. 4, 2016.

    Candidates' Comments Fly Like New Hampshire Snowflakes

    Four days ahead of the country's first-in-the-nation Republican and Democratic party primary elections, surveys show the parties' contests tightening

    Daniele Ferreira dos Santos feeds her son Juan Pedro, who suffers from microcephaly, as they wait to be examined at the Altino Ventura Foundation, a treatment center that provides free health care, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2016.

    UN: Women's Rights Key to Stopping Zika Outbreak

    High Commissioner for Human Rights says respecting women’s rights and granting them access to reproductive health services are essential

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    Once a Lifeline for Cold War Berlin, Disused Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelteri
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    February 05, 2016 10:00 PM
    A German airport made famous during the Cold War is being used as emergency accommodation to house refugees, as the country struggles to cope with the continued arrival of thousands of asylum seekers. Henry Ridgwell reports from Berlin.

    'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter

    A disused German airport, made famous during the Cold War, is being used as emergency accommodation to house refugees, as the country struggles to cope with the continued arrival of thousands of asylum seekers.


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    German Artists to Memorialize Refugees With Life Jacket Exhibiti
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    Hamada Elsaram
    February 05, 2016 4:30 PM
    Sold in every kind of shop in some Turkish port towns, life jackets have become a symbol of the refugee crisis that brought a million people to Europe in 2015.  On the shores of Lesbos, Greece, German artists collect discarded life jackets as they prepare an art installation they plan to display in Germany.  For VOA, Hamada Elrasam has this report from Lesbos, Greece.
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    E-readers Help Ease Africa's Book Shortagei
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    Deborah Block
    February 05, 2016 4:38 PM
    Millions of people in Africa can't read, and there's a chronic shortage of books. A non-profit organization called Worldreader is trying to help change all that one e-reader at a time. VOA’s Deborah Block tells us about a girls' school in Nairobi, Kenya where Worldreader is making a difference.

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