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From Aleppo To Berlin: Band of Brothers Escapes Civil Wari
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May 03, 2015 1:12 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the civil war in their country and journeyed to Europe by boat across the Mediterranean. It is a terrifying ordeal with dangers at every turn. A group of Syrian brothers and their friends describe their ordeal as they try to reach Germany. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports. ...
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Video From Aleppo To Berlin: Band of Brothers Escapes Civil War

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the civil war in their country and journeyed to Europe by boat across the Mediterranean. It is a terrifying ordeal with dangers at every turn. A group of Syrian brothers and their friends describe their ordeal as they try to reach Germany. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports. ...
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Video Middle East Atheist Channel Defies Taboo

In Egypt, a deeply religious country in a deeply religious region, atheism is not only taboo, it is dangerous. It is sometimes even criminal to publicly declare nonbelief. Despite the danger, one group of activists is pushing back with a new online channel that defends the right not to believe. VOA’s Heather Murdock reports.
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Video Rural Nepal Suffers Brunt of Quake’s Devastation

Nepal is still coming to grips with the full extent of the devastation and misery caused by last Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Some of the hardest-hit communities have been cut off by landslides making it difficult to assess the precise toll. A VOA News crew has been among the first to reach a few of the smaller, remote communities. Correspondent Steve Herman reports from the Sindhupolchak district, east of Kathmandu, which suffered greatly in Nepal’s worst quake in more than 80 years.
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Video Black Families Use Baltimore Case to Revisit 'Police Talk'

Following Freddie Gray’s death in police custody this month, VOA interviewed black families throughout the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore about how they discuss the case. Over and over, parents pointed to a crucial talk they say every black mother or father has with their children. Victoria Macchi has more on how this conversation is passed down through generations.
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Video Lessons for Germany, Europe Remain on Anniversary of WWII's End

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be marked May 8-9 in all European countries except Germany, which lost the war. How is the war viewed there, and what impact is it still having? From Berlin, VOA’s Al Pessin reports.
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Video 'Woman in Gold' Uses Artwork as Symbol of Cultural Identity

Simon Curtis’ legal drama, "Woman in Gold," is based on the true story of an American Jewish refugee from Austria who fights to reclaim a famous Gustav Klimt painting stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. It's a haunting film that speaks to the hearts of millions who have sought to reclaim their past, stripped from them 70 years ago. VOA's Penelope Poulou reports.
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Video Nepal Quake Survivors Tell Their Stories

Against all hope, rescuers have found a few more survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal last Saturday. Mountain climbers and hikers trapped in remote places also have been airlifted to safety, and aid is finally reaching people in the areas closest to the quake's epicenter. Survivors and rescuers are now recounting their experience. Zlatica Hoke has this story.
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Video Study: One in Six Species Threatened with Extinction

Climate change is transforming the planet. Unless steps are taken to reduce global warming, scientists predict rising seas, stronger and more frequent storms, drought, fire and floods. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, a new study on species extinction underscores the need to take action to avoid the most catastrophic effects of rising temperatures.
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Video New Studio Yields Most Detailed Motion Capture in 3D

Sports coaches often use video cameras to analyze athletes’ movements in order to improve their performance. A new multi-camera studio developed at Carnegie Mellon University promises to bring video analysis to an unprecedented level. VOA’s George Putic reports
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Video Taviani Brothers' 'Wondrous Boccaccio' Offers Tales of Love, Humor

The Italian duo of Paolo and Vittorio Taviani have been making movies for half a century: "The Night of the Shooting Stars," "Padre Padrone," "Good Morning, Babylon." Now in their 80s, the brothers have turned to one of the treasures of Italian culture for their latest film. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports.
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Video Women Face Unique Challenges in US Politics

While the number of women who are in the U.S. Congress has reached a record high, they make make up just 20% of the House and Senate combined - much less than the U.S. population at large where just over half the number of Americans are women. The percentage of women in the U.S. holding public office lags behind other countries, including some not considered "high income" nations.
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Video Nepal Town Destroyed By Quake Counts Itself Lucky

Foreign search teams on Wednesday began reaching some of the communities outside Kathmandu that suffered worse damage than Nepal’s capital from last Saturday’s massive earthquake. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman is in Sankhu - a town of about 10,000 people - where there is relief the death toll is not higher despite widespread destruction.
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Video Washington Post: Imprisonment of US-Iranian Journalist 'Preposterous'

The executive editor of The Washington Post says espionage and other charges against a correspondent of the paper imprisoned in Iran are 'preposterous and ludicrous.'
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Video First Surgical Glue Approved for Use Inside Body

While medical adhesives are becoming more common, none had been approved for use inside the body until now. Earlier this year, the first ever biodegradable surgical glue won that approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports on the innovation and its journey from academia to market.
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Video Somali Hotel Chain Owner Strives to Make a Difference

Many in the Somali diaspora are returning home to make a new life despite the continuing risks. Since 2011 when a military campaign against Al-Shabab militants began making progress, members of the diaspora community have come back to open hospitals, schools, hotels, restaurants and other businesses. Abdulaziz Billow in Mogadishu profiles the owner of a chain of hotels and restaurants who is helping to bring change to the once-deadly Somali capital.

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Former president Bill Clinton gestures while wearing a bracelet given to him by Kenyan students, as he and and his daughter Chelsea Clinton talk about their foundation's "No Ceilings" project at Farasi Lane Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, May 1, 2015.

Bill Clinton: Foundation Has Done Nothing Wrong

Critics raising questions about donations made by foreign governments as Hillary Clinton pursues second run for White House More

Asia

FILE - This combination of two file photos shows Australian drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran (l), and Andrew Chan during their trial in Bali, Indonesia.

Australian Police Defend Bali 9 Investigation

AFP denies it has 'blood on its hands' over cooperation with Indonesia but concede they knew their actions a decade ago could expose individuals to death penalty More

Americas

Men stand next to the wreckage of a tractor-trailer set ablaze by members of a drug cartel in Guadalajara, Mexico, May 1, 2015.

Ministry: Gunmen Open Fire on Mexican Army Helicopter, 3 Killed

Violence also flared up on Friday in Jalisco's capital, Guadalajara, second-largest city in Mexico, with vehicles set ablaze in and around the metropolitan area More

Science & Technology

FILE - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about new features being rolled out by the social media giant.

Facebook Opens Internet.org Platform to Developers

Social media giant says move would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets More

Europe

FILE - A woman walk past Greek flags for sale in central Athens, Greece as it runs perilously short of cash amid an impasse in bailout talks with its international creditors, April 22, 2015.

EU, Greece Say Progress Made in Bailout Talks

Athens stresses it will need swift payment of bailout funds, without which country faces possibility of going bankrupt in coming weeks More

Health

Global Immunizations Much Lower This Year, WHO Reports

Video Global Immunizations Much Lower This Year, WHO Reports

As a result, 1.5 million children, in countries rich and poor, could die from preventable diseases such as measles or polio More

Economy & Business

FILE - Container ships are seen docked at the Port of Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2015.

Obama Turns Up Heat on Trade Legislation

US president’s controversial new trade initiatives seem to enjoy Republican support but are opposed by his usual allies in labor and environmental protection More

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