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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Changei
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November 24, 2014 10:09 PM
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and her supporters will continue pushing to amend a constitutional clause that bars her from running for president next year. VOA's Than Lwin Htun reports from the capital Naypyitaw in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.
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Video Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition to Keep Pushing for Constitutional Change

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and her supporters will continue pushing to amend a constitutional clause that bars her from running for president next year. VOA's Than Lwin Htun reports from the capital Naypyitaw in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.
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Video Mali Attempts to Shut Down Ebola Transmission Chain

Senegal and Nigeria were able to stop small Ebola outbreaks by closely monitoring those who had contact with the sick person and quickly isolating anyone with symptoms. Mali is now scrambling to do the same. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Mali on what the country is doing to shut down the chain of transmission.
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Video Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads

New public opinion polls in Hong Kong indicate declining support for pro-democracy demonstrations after weeks of street protests. VOA’s Bill Ide in Guangzhou and Pros Laput in Hong Kong spoke with protesters and observers about whether demonstrators have been too aggressive in pushing for change.
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Video Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine

During a commemoration for millions who died of starvation in Ukraine in the early 1930s, President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at Soviet-era totalitarianism for causing the deaths and accused today’s Russian-backed rebels in the east of using similar tactics. VOA’s Daniel Shearf reports from Kyiv.
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Video US Immigration Relief Imminent for Mixed-Status Families

Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the Washington, D.C., area may benefit from a controversial presidential order announced this week. It's not a path to citizenship, as some activists hoped. But it will allow more immigrants who arrived as children or who have citizen children, to avoid deportation and work legally. VOA's Victoria Macchi talks with one young man who benefited from an earlier presidential order, and whose parents may now benefit after years of living in fear.
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Video Tensions Build on Korean Peninsula Amid Military Drills

It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the U.S. and South Korean forces held joint military exercises in a show of force. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.
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Video Memories of the Berlin Wall (On Assignment)

Reporter Henry Ridgwell talks with On Assignment's Rebecca Ward about his coverage of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Video Hispanics Welcome Obama Immigration Action with Reservations

Many Hispanics are welcoming the announcement by President Barack Obama that will shield millions of undocumented residents of the United States from deportation. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where many immigrants gathered to watch the televised announcement that some are applauding, but about which others have reservations.
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Video Gay Evangelicals Argue That Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

More than 30 U.S. states now recognize same-sex marriages, and an increasing number of mainline American churches are blessing them. But evangelical church members- which account for around 30 percent of the U.S. adult population - believe the Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender evangelicals are coming out. Backed by a prominent evangelical scholar, they argue that the traditional reading of the bible is wrong.
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Video New Skateboard Defies Gravity

A futuristic dream only a couple of decades ago, the hoverboard – a skateboard that floats above the ground - has finally been made possible. While still not ready for mass production, it promises to become a cool mode of transport... at least over some surfaces. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.
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Video Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers

Since its outbreak in West Africa, Ebola has claimed more than 5,400 lives — including 329 health care workers, according to the World Health Organization. A team from a university in Maryland is working to improve protective equipment for these doctors and nurses. VOA’s June Soh reports.

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Business owner Jim Bolin and Mary Sue Patterson work to clean up their vandalized car care center following a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Nov. 26, 2014.

Multimedia Police: Beefed-up Presence Helps Curb Unrest in Ferguson

However, group of protesters smashed and set fire to police vehicle in front of Ferguson City Hall; police said 44 people were arrested overnight, down from at least 60 Monday night More

Asia

Liaonong Province, China

China: Coal Mine Fire Kills 24 Workers

Incident at mine run by state-owned Fuxin Coal Company is latest deadly mining disaster in China, where 589 mining-related accidents occurred last year More

Middle East

FILE - A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares a locally made shell before firing it toward forces loyal to Syria President Bashar al-Assad in Bani Zeid neighborhood, Aleppo, Nov. 10, 2014.

Sources: Qatar Runs Covert Training Camp for Syrian Rebels

Gulf state is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with US help to fight both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Islamic State group, unnamed sources say More

Americas

FILE - A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Peace" during a march in Bogota, Nov. 19, 2014.

Colombia's FARC Free Two Soldiers to Restart Talks

Troops taken captive in restive eastern department of Arauca in November 9 military operation freed with help of ICRC More

Arts & Entertainment

A placard showing a caricature of Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee (L) is displayed at the main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, Oct. 23, 2014.

Hong Kong Protesters Plan Rescue of Protest Art

With authorities preparing to break up another protest camp site, volunteers plan to carry about 100 selected pieces away to preserve them from destruction More

Health

FILE - A heavyset man rests on a bench in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 4, 2014.

Excess Weight Linked to 481,000 Cancers Worldwide in 2012

23 percent of new cases occur in North America, but researchers expect incidence to rise in less developed areas over next two decades . More

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