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VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow was in Rwanda as the country marked two decades since its devastating 1994 genocide. Sharing his experience with On Assignment's Alex Villarreal, Gabe says there are still lingering wounds.
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Video Rwandans Still Hurting 20 Years After Genocide (VOA On Assignment Apr. 18, 2014)

VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow was in Rwanda as the country marked two decades since its devastating 1994 genocide. Sharing his experience with On Assignment's Alex Villarreal, Gabe says there are still lingering wounds.
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Video Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India

A 2013 State Department report on human trafficking says there are 26 million people around the world who are victims of modern day slavery, many of them young girls. The problem is a growing concern, particularly in India. VOA's Kane Farabaugh spoke recently with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the problem, which is addressed in his new book, "A Call to Action."
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Video Donetsk Governor: Ukraine Military Assault 'Delicate But Necessary'

Around a dozen state buildings in eastern Ukraine remain in the hands of pro-Russian protesters who are demanding a referendum on self-rule. The governor of the whole Donetsk region is among those forced out by the protesters. He spoke to VOA's Henry Ridgwell from his temporary new office in Donetsk city.
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Video Critics Say Venezuelan Protests Test Limits of Military's Support

During the two months of deadly anti-government protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has accused the opposition of trying to initiate a coup. Though a small number of military officers have been arrested for allegedly plotting against the government, VOA’s Brian Padden reports the leadership of the armed forces continues to support the president, at least for now.
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Drones are usually associated with unmanned flying vehicles, but autonomous watercraft are also becoming useful tools for jobs ranging from scientific exploration to law enforcement to searching for a missing airliner in the Indian Ocean. VOA’s George Putic reports on sea-faring drones.
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Video Boston Gears for First Marathon After 2013 Bombings

The northeastern U.S. city of Boston is getting ready for its first marathon after the 2013 race in which terrorist bombs killed three people and wounded 265 others. This year, the annual Boston Marathon takes place April 21, with about 36,000 participants registered -- thousands more than last year. Zlatica Hoke reports that organizers, survivors and participants are determined not to allow painful memories of last year's bloodshed to undermine a tradition that started in 1897.
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Video More Millenials Unplug to Embrace Board Games

A big new trend in the U.S. toy industry has more consumers switching off their high-tech gadgets to play with classic toys, like board games. This is especially true among the so-called millenial generation - those born in the 1980's and 90's. Elizabeth Lee has more from an unusual café in Los Angeles, where the new trend is popular and business is booming.
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Video Millions Labor in Pakistan's Informal Economy

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Video Ray Bonneville Sings the Blues and More on New CD

Singer/songwriter Ray Bonneville has released a new CD called “Easy Gone” with music that reflects his musical and personal journey from French-speaking Canada to his current home in Austin,Texas. The eclectic artist’s fan base extends from Texas to various parts of North America and Europe. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin.

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Participants link arms during an interfaith memorial service at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas April 17, 2014.

Thousands Mourn Victims of Anti-Semitic Gunman in Kansas City

Fourteen-year-old Reat Underwood and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, were both killed on their way to the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park More

Asia

People line up to buy cartons of bottled water at a supermarket after reports on heavy levels of benzene in local tap water, in Lanzhou, Gansu province, April 11, 2014.

China's Environmentalists Face Steep Challenges

In western city Lanzhou, a group of citizens tried to file a lawsuit after a chemical leak contaminated their water source, but local court swiftly rejected case More

Africa

South Sudan's Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin speaks during a press conference with Interior minister Aleu Ayienyi Aleu (L), in Juba, South Sudan, April 18, 2014. The Government of South Sudan strongly condemns the attack on innocent civilians in

Fifty-Eight Killed in Attack on UN South Sudan Base

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Middle East

FILE - Damaged buildings are seen in the besieged area of Homs, Syria.

Deadly Blast Rocks Syrian City of Homs

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Americas

Haitian woman Romaine, one of the thousands made homeless by the 2010 earthquake, leans on a wall being built by the owners of the land where she lives in Shelter Camp 3, one of 385 informal 'tent cities' still existing since the disaster, in the Delmas suburb of Port-au-Prince, April 22, 2013.

Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short

Results show post-earthquake USAID program has delivered only a quarter of planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost More

Science & Technology

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee

Video Scientists Will Test New Drugs on Artificial Micro-Organs

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Arts & Entertainment

Residents hold lighted candles as they pay homage in front of the house of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Aracataca, April 17, 2014.

Mourning, Memories in Garcia Marquez's Languid Hometown

Nobel Prize-winning author, who died on Thursday, spent the first years of his life in Aracataca and drew on it for some of the characters and tales in 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' More

Europe

Pope Francis bows his heads and closes his eyes during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession in Rome, April 18, 2014.

Pope's Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of Suffering

Pope Francis, in run-up to second Easter of his pontificate, presides at traditional 'Via Crucis' (Way of the Cross) service around ancient Colosseum in Rome More

Health

A boy gets an influenza vaccine injection at a health care clinic, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 12, 2013.

Wikipedia Proves Useful for Tracking Flu

Technique gave better results than Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Google’s Flu Trends More

Economy & Business

FILE - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Argentina's Fight with Bondholders Reaches US Supreme Court

The case concerns whether investors can force banks with which Argentina does business to disclose information about the country's non-US assets More

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Beyond Category

Saxophonist Craig Handy has an exciting new band called 2nd Line Smith, which combines the organ-jazz repertoire of Jimmy Smith with the “second line” rhythms of New Orleans parade music. Craig Handy joins "Beyond Category" host Eric Felten at Washington’s Bohemian Caverns jazz club to talk about the music and perform with the band.

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