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January 25, 2015 8:38 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama has blamed Russia for an attack by Ukrainian separatists that left dozens dead in the port of Mariupol and cast further doubt on the viability of last year’s cease-fire with the Kyiv government. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington.
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Video US, EU Threaten New Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama has blamed Russia for an attack by Ukrainian separatists that left dozens dead in the port of Mariupol and cast further doubt on the viability of last year’s cease-fire with the Kyiv government. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington.
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Video Kerry Warns Against Violence in Nigeria Election

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Nigeria Sunday in a show of the level of concern within the U.S. and the international community over next month’s presidential election. Chris Stein reports.
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Video Progress, Some Areas of Disagreement in Cuba Talks

U.S. and Cuban officials are reporting progress from initial talks in Havana on re-establishing diplomatic ties. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State (for Western Hemisphere Affairs) Roberta Jacobson said while there was agreement on a broad range of issues, there also are some “profound disagreements” between Washington and Havana. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
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Video Saudi, Yemen Developments Are Sudden Complications for Obama

The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and the collapse of Yemen’s government have cast further uncertainty on U.S. efforts to fight militants in the Middle East and also contain Iran’s influence in the region. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports on the new complications facing the Obama administration and its Middle East policy.
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Video Worldwide Photo Workshops Empower Youth

Last September, 20 young adults from South Sudan took part in a National Geographic Photo Camp. They are among hundreds of students from around the world who have learned how to use a camera to tell the stories of the people in their communities through the powerful medium of photography. Three camp participants talked about their experiences recently on a visit to Washington. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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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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Video Nigerian Elections Pose Concern of Potential Conflict in 'Middle Belt'

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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The pursuit of happiness is so important, America's founding fathers put it in the Declaration of Independence. Any zookeeper will tell you animals need enrichment, just like humans do. So painting, and even music, are part of the Smithsonian National Zoo's program to keep the animals happy. VOA’s June Soh met some animal artists at the zoo in Washington. Faith Lapidus narrates.

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FILE - Businessman David Koch attends a Gala in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.

Republican Hopefuls Appear at US Billionaires' Retreat

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China Corruption Probe Widens

Top Chinese security official, 16 senior People’s Liberation Army officers are reported to be the latest high-level suspects swept up in President Xi’s anti-corruption campaign More

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People gather to browse through newspapers at a news stand in Abuja, Nigeria, Jan. 26, 2015.

Nigerian Military Battles Boko Haram to Retake Barracks

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Middle East

FILE - Women sit outside the clinic of Dr. Raslan Fadl, the doctor who performed the procedure of female genital mutilation on 13-year-old Soheir al-Batea that resulted in her death a year ago, in Aga, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian Doctor Convicted in Landmark FGM Case

Soheir al-Batea died in 2013, the victim of a botched female genital mutilation operation, which more than 90 percent of girls and women in Egypt undergo More

Science & Technology

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2004 BL86, which will come no closer than about three times the distance from Earth to the moon on Jan. 26, 2015.

Asteroid to Fly By Earth Monday

BL86 is estimated to be about a half a kilometer across, so it will be bright enough to be seen by telescopes used by amateur astronomers, even large binoculars More

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US singer Katy Perry performs during "Prismatic World tour" at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico, Oct. 14, 2014.

Katy Perry Lights Way for Super Bowl's Girl Power Moment

Pop star's selection to headline US football championship's halftime show extends NFL's trend of selecting artists who appeal to younger viewers More

Europe

FILE - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for his visit to the Harris City Academy in south London, Dec. 8, 2014.

Hoax Call Put Through to British PM Cameron Prompts Security Review

Security will be reviewed after apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be director of Britain's spy agency is able to speak to David Cameron More

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FILE - Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization.

WHO's Late Efforts in Tackling Ebola Highlight Need for Reform

Health experts debate measures to reform agency’s response to global public health emergencies in special one-day session on deadly outbreak More

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