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Pakistan’s Parched Baluchistan Nears Water Crisisi
Ayaz Gul
July 06, 2015 1:05 PM
An acute water shortage has gripped Pakistan’s impoverished southwestern province of Baluchistan. Though this has been a recurring problem, the situation is nearing a breaking point that critics say the government is doing little to address. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad.

Video Pakistan’s Parched Baluchistan Nears Water Crisis

An acute water shortage has gripped Pakistan’s impoverished southwestern province of Baluchistan. Though this has been a recurring problem, the situation is nearing a breaking point that critics say the government is doing little to address. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad.

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In 2012, Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka went to make a documentary among civil war refugees in Sudan’s Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains region. What he found surprised him: music was helping to save people from bombing raids by their own government. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.

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The Farnsworth House in the Midwest State of Illinois is one of the most iconic homes in America. Thousands of tourists visit the site every year. Its location near a river inspired the design of the house, but, as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, that very location is now threatening the existence of this National Historic Landmark.

Video New Exhibit Explores American History Through Business History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington, with more than 5 million visitors each year. The museum has just opened a new exhibition (on July 1) that traces America’s development from a dependent agriculture nation to one of the world’s most vibrant and trend-setting economies. VOA’s June Soh takes us to the “American Enterprise” exhibit that celebrates entrepreneurial spirit.

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The Islamic State group appears to be attracting new followers in yet another country, with Afghan fighters raising the black flag in parts of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. In this report narrated by Roger Wilkison, VOA's Ashna TV reporter Sarwan Rahim Gul has more from Nangarhar's Bati Kot district.

Video Somalia Hires First Six Female Prosecutors

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Video Images in Museum Exhibit Reflect a Transforming America

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Video China Seals Economic, Trade Deals With Europe

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is wrapping up a visit to Europe, where he’s signed a series of economic accords and trade deals. Several European countries have signed up to China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - seen by some as a rival to the World Bank based in the US. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

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