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Illegal fishing accounts for 20 percent of the global market -- one out of every five fish caught. That’s worth $23.5 billion a year. "Fishing Piracy" on the high seas -- as some call it -- hastens fishery decline, threatens food security, depletes economic resources and harms the environment. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, a new high-tech tool to patrol the world's oceans and bring criminals to justice was introduced at a video news conference.
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Video 'Eyes on the Sea' Curtail Illegal Fishing

Illegal fishing accounts for 20 percent of the global market -- one out of every five fish caught. That’s worth $23.5 billion a year. "Fishing Piracy" on the high seas -- as some call it -- hastens fishery decline, threatens food security, depletes economic resources and harms the environment. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, a new high-tech tool to patrol the world's oceans and bring criminals to justice was introduced at a video news conference.
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As oil prices have fallen over the past several months, drilling operations have slowed in some parts of the United States - including Texas, the state that surpasses all others in energy production. The Lone Star State’s energy output has been boosted in recent years by development of resources trapped deep below ground in the Eagle Ford shale deposit, which stretches across south central Texas. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Karnes City, Texas, the drop in oil prices has created concerns,
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Video Progress, Some Areas of Disagreement in Cuba Talks

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Video Worldwide Photo Workshops Empower Youth

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Video US, Japan Offer Lessons as Eurozone Launches Huge Stimulus

The Euro currency has fallen sharply after the European Central Bank announced a bigger-than-expected $67 billion-a-month quantitative easing program Thursday - commonly seen as a form of printing new money. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London on whether the move might rescue the eurozone economy -- and what lessons have been learned from similar programs around the world.
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Nigeria’s north-central state of Kaduna has long been the site of fighting between Muslims and Christians as well as between people of different ethnic groups. As the February elections approach, community and religious leaders are making plans they hope will keep the streets calm after results are announced. Chris Stein reports from the state capital, Kaduna.

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Valentin Borriello, from Paris, France, has his photograph made by a friend while lying on Seventh Avenue during a snow storm in Times Square, New York, Jan. 27, 2015.

Downgraded US Storm Affects Millions

With memories still fresh of Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged region in 2012, governors of at least eight East Coast states declare emergencies More

Asia

Protesters chant "Free Goto" during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Jan. 27, 2015.

Japan Official in Jordan, Seeking Hostage's Release

Deputy foreign minister says Japanese negotiators will not give up until journalist Kenji Goto is freed, but he gives no details on steps being taken More

Middle East

FILE - Late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah.

Obama to Pay Respects to Late Saudi King

US president will lead 30-member delegation to Riyadh that includes Secretary of State John Kerry, CIA Director John Brennan More

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Greek singer Demis Roussos performs at the Edineyat international festival in Ehden town, northern Lebanon, Aug. 10, 2013.

Famous Greek Singer Demis Roussos Dead at 68

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Europe

Local residents receive humanitarian aid after Saturday's shelling at Vostochniy district of Mariupol, Ukraine, Jan. 26, 2015.

Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in War-torn East

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EU Offers Mixed Reaction to Syriza Victory

European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels have suggested they are open to giving Greece more time to pay back its debt, but there is little support for a total write-off More

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