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Destruction of Iraq Artifacts Shocks Archaeologistsi
Kane Farabaugh
March 03, 2015 10:36 PM
The city of Mosul was once one of the most culturally rich and religiously diverse cities in Iraq. That tradition is under attack by members of the Islamic State who have made Mosul their capital city. The Mosul Museum is the latest target of the group’s campaign of terror and destruction, and is of grave concern to archaeologists around the world. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.

Video Destruction of Iraq Artifacts Shocks Archaeologists

The city of Mosul was once one of the most culturally rich and religiously diverse cities in Iraq. That tradition is under attack by members of the Islamic State who have made Mosul their capital city. The Mosul Museum is the latest target of the group’s campaign of terror and destruction, and is of grave concern to archaeologists around the world. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.

Video Cyber War Rages Between Iran, US

A newly published report indicates Iran and the United States have increased their cyber attacks on each other, even as their top diplomats are working toward an agreement to guarantee Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon and to free Iran from international sanctions. The development is part of a growing global trend. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.

Video Mourners Gather for Funeral of Slain Russian Opposition Leader

Mourners gathered in Moscow to pay their final respects to one of the Kremlin's most vocal critics, Boris Nemtsov, the 55-year old opposition leader and former deputy prime minister who was recently shot to death not far from the Kremlin. VOA's Amanda Scott reports from Washington.

Video Positive Messaging Transforms Ethiopia's Image

Ethiopia was once known for famine and droughts. Now, headlines more often point to its fast-growing economy and its emergence as a regional peacemaker. How has Addis Ababa changed the narrative? VOA's Marthe van der Wolf reports.

Video Simulated Astronauts Get Taste of Mars, in Hawaii

For generations, people have dreamed of traveling to Mars to explore Earth's closest planetary neighbor. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports that while space agencies like NASA are planning manned missions to the planet, some volunteers in Hawaii are learning how humans will cope with months in isolation on a Mars base.

Video Land Disputes Arise Amid Uganda Oil Boom

Ugandan police say there has been a sharp increase in land disputes, with 10 new cases being reported each day. The claims come amid an oil boom as investors appear to be cashing in by selling parcels of land to multiple buyers. Meanwhile, the people who have been living on the land for decades are chased away, sometimes with a heavy hand. VOA's Serginho Roosblad reports.


They are called the “Cubs of Caliphate”, but they are really just children, some as young as five, recruited or forced into joining the army of the Islamic State. UNICEF says insurgents in Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan are also kidnapping children and putting them in uniform. Why is this tactic so prevalent, what is the long-term damage, and what can be done to stop the practice? This week’s HashtagVOA takes a closer look.

Video Answers Elude Families of MH370 Passengers

For the families on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline official’s statement nearly one year ago that the plane had lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 AM is the only thing that remains confirmed. William Ide reports.

Video Afghan Refugees Complain of Harassment in Pakistan

Afghan officials have expressed concern over reports of a crackdown on Afghan refugees in Pakistan following the Peshawar school attack in December. Reports of mass arrests and police harassment coupled with fear of an uncertain future are making life difficult for a population that fled its homeland to escape war. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports from Islamabad.

Video Smartphones May Help in Diagnosing HIV

Diagnosing infections such as HIV requires expensive clinical tests, making the procedure too costly for many poor patients or those living in remote areas. But a new technology called lab-on-a-chip may make the tests more accessible to many. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Horseback Riders Kick Off Rodeo Season in Houston

The annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the largest event of its kind in the world, kicked off on Saturday with a downtown parade featuring trail riders from all over Texas and even as far as the Mexican border region. The trail rides are themselves part of a tradition that dates back to 1952. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports, that tradition remains strong, even though Houston's urban area has grown much larger.

Video Supporters of Slain Putin Critic Hold Memorial March in Moscow

In Moscow, tens of thousands of supporters held a memorial march Sunday for Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader who was assassinated late Friday while walking on a bridge in view of the Kremlin. Many blamed President Vladimir Putin for the killing, saying his policies have created an atmosphere of intolerance and hate in Russia. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow

Video Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol

Despite the ongoing ceasefire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack. The separatists must take or encircle the city if they wish to gain land access to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia early last year. But Ukrainian forces, many of them volunteers, say they are determined to defend it. Patrick Wells reports from Mariupol.

Video US, Cuba Report Progress in Latest Talks to Restore Ties

The United States and Cuba say they have made progress in the second round of talks on restoring diplomatic relations more than 50 years after breaking off ties. Delegations from both sides met in Washington on Friday to work on opening embassies in Havana and Washington and iron out key obstacles to historic change. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas reports from the State Department.

Video 'Jihadi John’ Unmasking Raises Questions for British Security Services

The identity of the masked man who has appeared in several Islamic State videos showing the beheading of foreign hostages has been widely reported as Kuwaiti-born Briton Mohammed Emwazi. He was previously known to British security services -- and questions are now being asked of why they did not prevent him from traveling to Syria. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

Video Moscow Restaurants Suffer in Bad Economy, Look for Opportunity

As low oil prices and Western sanctions force Russia's economy into recession, thousands of Moscow restaurants are expected to close their doors. Restaurant owners face rents tied to foreign currency, while rising food prices mean Russians are spending less when they dine out. One entrepreneur in Moscow has started a dinner kit delivery service for those who want to cook at home to save money but not skimp on quality. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports.


FILE - Men walk through flooding left by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York, Nov. 1, 2012.

NYC Climate Panel's Report Predicts More Heat, Flooding

Report's co-author and project leader sees 'a real threat to our future' and changes that will affect day-to-day life More


An Indonesian police vehicle carries Australian death row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran during their transfer at a prison in Bali, March 4, 2015.

Indonesia Prepares to Execute 9 for Drug Offenses

Eight men and one woman, arrested at Bali airport in 2005, were convicted of trying to carry heroin to Australia More


FILE - Displaced people are seen gathered around a water truck to fill containers at a United Nations compound which has become home to thousands of people displaced by fighting, in the capital Juba, South Sudan.

UN Sets Up Sanctions Regime for S. Sudan

In a unanimous vote, Security Council establishes legal framework for sanctioning individuals and entities deemed spoilers of peace process More

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Video Simulated Astronauts Get Taste of Mars, in Hawaii

Six volunteers are isolated high atop volcanic mountain Mauna Loa, living for eight months in terrain that looks much like the surface of the Red Planet More

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Sam Shum, Sotheby's senior specialist on Chinese Works of Art Department, displays a "Guan" vase from the Southern Song (1127-1279) dynasty, which has been unseen in the market for four decades, during a preview in Hong Kong, March 2, 2015

Rare Chinese Vase Set to Fetch Record Price

Starting bid is $7.7M for vase dating back to 12th and 13th centuries during Southern Song Dynasty, auction scheduled for April 7 More


FILE - Alexei Navalny, shown being detained by a policeman after violating a house arrest order in January, says either state security services or a "pro-government organization" was behind the killing of Boris Nemtsov.

Russian Activist Thinks Kremlin Ordered Nemtsov's Death

Alexei Navalny says comments of Russian liberals who think government wasn't involved are 'nonsense.' More


FILE - Patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia are seen during a therapy session inside the Alzheimer Foundation in Mexico City.

Skin Test May Aid in Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

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