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VOA's Jeffrey Young tells On Assignment about his reporting trip to Iraq, where he spent a day with Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces.
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Video On Patrol with Kurdish Forces in Iraq (VOA On Assignment Aug. 29, 2014)

VOA's Jeffrey Young tells On Assignment about his reporting trip to Iraq, where he spent a day with Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces.
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Video Coalition to Fight Islamic State Could Reward Assad

The United States along with European and Mideast allies are considering a broader assault against Islamic State fighters who have spread from Syria into Iraq and risk further destabilizing an already troubled region. But as VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, confronting those militants could end up helping the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Video New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO

NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africa

Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Made in America Socks Get Toehold in Online Fashion Market

Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.
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Video America's Most Popular Artworks Displayed in Public Places

Public places in cities across America were turned into open-air art galleries in August. Pictures of the nation’s most popular artworks were displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more. The idea behind “Art Everywhere,” a collaborative campaign by five major museums is to allow more people to enjoy art and learn about the country’s culture and history. Faiza Elmasry has more.
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Video India’s Leprosy Battle Stymied by Continuing Stigma

Medical advancements in the treatment of leprosy have greatly diminished its impact around the world, largely eliminating the disease from most countries. India made great strides in combating leprosy, but still accounts for a majority of the world’s new cases each year, and the number of newly infected Indians is rising - more than 130,000 recorded last year. Doctors there say the problem has more to do with society than science. Shaikh Azizur Rahman reports from Kolkata.
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Video Chinese Doctors Use 3-D Spinal Implant

A Chinese boy suffering from a debilitating bone disease has become the first patient with a part of his spine created in a three-dimensional printer. Doctors say he will soon regain normal mobility. VOA’s George Putic reports.

USA

New York immigration activists are calling on VIDEO: President Barack Obama to unilaterally end deportations and allow undocumented immigrants to work legally by the end of the summer. Daniela Schrier has more from New York.

Video New York 'Town Hall' Urges Obama to Act Alone on Immigration

At New York immigration rally, women demand that president use executive authority to enact reforms without Congress More

Asia

Pakistani protesters run during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Aug. 30, 3014.

Reports: Hundreds Injured in Islamabad Protests

Clashes erupt when thousands of protesters camping outside parliament to demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster try to storm his official residence, drawing tear gas canisters and rubber bullets from police More

Africa

Monrovia, Liberia

Video Liberia Lifts Ebola-Related Quarantine

Government removes barricades around seaside district of West Point, prompting celebrations from residents More

Middle East

Quneitra border crossing, Golan Heights, Syria

UN: Philippine Peacekeepers Seized in Golan Heights Now Safe

UN Disengagement Observer Force says all 40 Philippine peacekeepers were able to leave their location under cease-fire agreement. More

Europe

Ukrainian troops evacuate from the rebel-held town of Starobesheve, eastern Ukraine, Aug. 30, 2014.

EU Leaders Threaten More Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

Merkel, Cameron among leaders at EU summit telling Moscow to change its ways or risk further separation from the West More

Health

VIDEO: A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak is occurring. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.

Video West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

If planned lab trials are successful, next step would be larger trial in countries where outbreak is taking lives More

Economy & Business

A migrant worker unloads sacks of rice from a barge to a cargo ship on The Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2014.

Labor Shortage Dents Thai Plans to Boost Rice Exports

Lack of manpower at ports after hundreds of thousands of foreign workers fled amid fears of a military crackdown on illegal migrants More

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Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More

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Pianist Myra Melford’s new CD “Life Carries Me This Way” features solo piano interpretations of drawings by modern artist Don Reich. She performs songs from the album, talks about turning art into music, and joins host Eric Felten in some Chicago boogie-woogie on "Beyond Category."

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