US Seeks ‘Constructive’ Response from Russia

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#AidRefugees Campaign Provides Ways to Help

White House, high-tech firms work to provide ways to let citizens contribute money, food, provide housing for migrants in Europe More


Francoise Saulnier, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)  legal counsel gestures next to Joanne Liu, President of MSF International, during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 7, 2015.

Photogallery MSF Seeks Probe Into Kunduz Hospital Bombing

Doctors Without Borders says attack needs to be investigated impartially and independently and that medical charity cannot rely on internal probes promised by US, Afghanistan and NATO More

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Their families fled war-torn countries and refugee camps for a better life in the United States. But these kids need something to help them learn English and integrate into American society. With help from the community, refugee kids with little or no financial resources have a chance to play soccer on a special team. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports from Phoenix.

Video Children of Refugee Families Play Soccer in Phoenix

Their families fled war-torn countries and refugee camps for a better life in the United States. But these kids need something to help them learn English and integrate into American society. With help from the community, refugee kids with little or no financial resources have a chance to play soccer on a special team. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports from Phoenix.

Video US Scientists Probe How Heat Damages Human Hair

Many women and some men are very particular about their hair. One of the ways for keeping it in shape involves applying heat, but just how much of it and for how long has been mostly left to experience. A scientist from Purdue University, Indiana, is trying to find a scientific answer. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Making a Mint

While apples, corn, and cranberries top the list of fall produce in the US, it’s also the time to harvest gum, candy, and toothpaste—or at least the oil that makes them minty fresh. Erika Celeste reports from South Bend, Indiana on the mint harvest.

Video Ukranian Artist Portrays Putin in an Unusual Way

As Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressing the United Nations in New York last month, he was also being featured in an art exhibition in Washington. It’s not a flattering exhibit. It’s done by a Ukrainian artist in a unique medium. And its creator says it’s not only a work of art - it’s a political statement. VOA’s Tetiana Kharchenko has more.

Video Organizations in Illinois Anticipate Increase in Syrian Refugees

Responding to the growing refugee crisis in Europe stemming from the civil war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States is increasing the number of refugees it accepts from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017. About 1500 refugees from Syria have resettled in the U.S. since the war began. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, organizations in the Midwestern state of Illinois are preparing for an increase in those numbers as the war in Syria drags on.

Video Pacific Rim Countries Reach Landmark Trade Agreement

The United States and 11 other countries reached agreement Monday on a massive free trade deal that will lower trading barriers and set common standards among Pacific Rim countries that together account for nearly half of the world’s global output. News of the landmark trade agreement was announced Monday in Atlanta. Now it’s up to lawmakers in all of the countries to determine if the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is in their country’s best interests. Mil Arcega has more.

Video South Carolina Reels Under Worst-ever Flooding

South Carolina is reeling from the worst flooding in recorded history that forced residents from their homes and left thousands without drinking water and electricity. Parts of the state, including the capital, Columbia, received about 60 centimeters of rain in just a couple of days. Authorities warn that the end of rain does not mean the end of danger, as it will take days for the water to recede. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Video Myanmar's Buddhist Nationalists Rally Support Ahead of Poll

With just over a month until Myanmar’s landmark elections, there are rising concerns over the use of religion to stoke fears and marginalize minorities. Buddhist Nationalist group Ma Ba Tha - known for its anti-muslim stance - has become more vocal, leading to worries that it is intimidating the country's Muslim minority. Katie Arnold reports.

Video Oregon Mass Shooting Rekindles Debate on Gun Violence

Last week’s mass-shooting at an Oregon college that left 10 people dead has revived the politically-polarizing issue of gun violence in the United States and what, if anything, should be done about it.

Video Rough Seas Cut Migrant Flow to Greece

More migrants are continuing to arrive in Greece and the EU from Turkey. Rough winter seas have deterred some but not all from making the dangerous journey in small boats not designed for such trips. From the Greek island of Lesbos, VOA's Jeff Swicord reports.


Harvard's Prestigious Debate Team Loses to NY Inmates

In two years since they started debate team, prisoners have beaten teams from US Military Academy at West Point and University of Vermont More


Members of Bangladeshi police and detective branch stand by the site where Italian citizen Cesare Tavella was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, Sept. 29, 2015.

Killing of Foreigners in Bangladesh Prompt Concern

Killings prompt debate over whether so-called Islamic State or other violent radical Islamist groups are behind such attacks More

Middle East

A Palestinian girl hurls stones at Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron Oct. 7, 2015. A suspected Palestinian militant stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, snatched his gun and was shot dead by special forces, police said.

Knife Attacks in Israel Escalate Tensions

Two separate stabbing incidents spark gunfire response, killing 1 suspected Palestinian militant, wounding another More


A group of Syrian refugees gather with their belongings in Independence Square in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sept. 7, 2015.

Syrian Refugee in Uruguay Douses Self With Gas in Protest

Last year, South American nation of 3.3 million took in five Syrian families as refugees, but they have complained of high costs of living there, lack of government help More

Science & Technology

A view of the screen showing the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, during a press conference,  in Stockholm, Oct. 7, 2015.

Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded for Advances in DNA Repair

Laureates are: Tomas Lindahl of Sir Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in Britain, Paul Modrich of Duke University, and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill More

Arts & Entertainment

Actor Tom Hanks' tweet of woman's ID he found while strolling in New York city, Oct. 7, 2015.

Woman Who Lost ID Found Thanks to Tom Hanks' Tweet

Lauren Whitmore, a senior at the New York City university, who lost ID card while jogging in Central Park was located by local TV station More


Two Syrian refugees try to carry an elderly woman off a dinghy as it arrives from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Oct. 6 , 2015.

EU Launches Anti-Human Trafficking Push

'Operation Sophia' began Wednesday, with naval vessels given permission to board, search, and seize vessels suspected of human trafficking More


Youths need better health care and improved access, according to new U.N. standards. Adolescent females, for instance, are disproportionally affected by HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of PEPFAR)

UN Upgrades Adolescent Health Standards

Health officials say current care and prevention services for youths are substandard even in wealthy countries More

Economy & Business

FILE - A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Sept. 16, 2015.

UN Agency Warns of Global Economy's 'House of Cards'

Recent global financial turmoil highlights need for new approaches to trade, development, UN Conference on Trade and Development report says More

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