Multimedia Liberian Man Tests Positive for Ebola in Nigeria

The revelation makes Nigeria the fourth West African country to confirm the presence of ebola, which has killed hundreds of people this year in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia More

Iranians Gives Gazans Huge Show of Support

In massive rallies, demonstrators chant ‘death to Israel,’ ‘death to America’ More


Feature Story

FILE - Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy Ship "Grecale" at Pozzallo harbour, Sicily, May 13, 2014.

Scores of Migrants Murdered on Smuggler’s Boat

Boat sailed from Libya with 750 migrants aboard and arrived in Italy with 569 More


Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Not Even Monks Spared From Thailand’s Junta-Backed Morality Pushi
X
July 25, 2014 2:58 PM
With Thailand’s military government firmly in control after May’s bloodless coup, authorities are carrying out plans they say are aimed at restoring discipline, morality and patriotism to all Thais. The measures include a crackdown on illegal gambling, education reforms to promote students’ moral development, and a new 24-hour phone hotline for citizens to report misbehaving monks. Steve Sandford reports from Bangkok.
Video

Video Not Even Monks Spared From Thailand’s Junta-Backed Morality Push

With Thailand’s military government firmly in control after May’s bloodless coup, authorities are carrying out plans they say are aimed at restoring discipline, morality and patriotism to all Thais. The measures include a crackdown on illegal gambling, education reforms to promote students’ moral development, and a new 24-hour phone hotline for citizens to report misbehaving monks. Steve Sandford reports from Bangkok.
Video

Video AIDS Conference Welcomes Exciting Developments in HIV Treatment, Prevention

Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Melbourne, Australia.
Video

Video Researchers Target Low-Cost Avatar Technology

Scientists at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies say 3-dimensional representations could revolutionize social media. Elizabeth Lee has more from Los Angeles.
Video

Video NASA Focuses on Earth-Like Planets

For decades, looking for life elsewhere in the universe meant listening for signals that could be from distant civilizations. But recent breakthroughs in space technology refocused some of that effort toward finding planets that may harbor life, even in its primitive form. VOA’s George Putic reports on a recent panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters, in Washington.
Video

Video IAEA: Iran Turns its Enriched Uranium Into Less Harmful Form

Iran has converted its stockpiles of enriched uranium into a less dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons, according to the United Nations’ Atomic Energy Agency. The move complies with an interim deal reached with Western powers on Iran's nuclear program last year, in exchange for easing of sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
Video

Video US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

U.S. combat troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, on pace to leave the country by the end of this year. But on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama took time to honor a soldier whose actions while under fire in Afghanistan earned him the Medal of Honor. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.
Video

Video Relic of Saint Draws Catholics Worried About Immigration Issue

A Roman Catholic saint who is a figure of devotion for those crossing the border into the United States is attracting believers concerned about the plight of undocumented immigrants. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where a relic of Saint Toribio has drawn thousands to local churches.
Video

Video One Man Creates Army of Tiny Soldiers to Replicate Battle of Waterloo

Next year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, when French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by an international force led by England and Prussia. Just in time for the observance, a retired U.S. military officer is recreating the battlefield - in miniature, with a quarter-million tiny hand-painted soldiers. VOA’s June Soh got a preview. Carol Pearson narrates.

Asia

Not Even Monks Spared From Thailand’s Junta-Backed Morality Push

Video New Thailand Hotline Targets Misbehaving Monks

Officials say move aims to restore country’s image of Buddhism, tarnished by recent high profile scandals such as opulent lifestyle, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as child sex abuse More

Africa

Restaurateur Vusi Kunene makes sushi in this image taken from the Blackanese restaurant's Twitter feed.

Johannesburg Restaurateur Creates Sushi for African Palate

Vusi Kunene attempts to "Africanize" sushi by adding traditional South African ingredients, such as springbok and kudu antelope, to his recipes More

Middle East

On going fighting in Syria caused damage to the building pictured, in the town of Morek in Hama province, July 21, 2014.

Norway Says Islamist Militants Planning Attack in West Left Syria

Norwegian security analyst warns that militants from Syria are en route to carry out terror attacks in West in coming days More

Americas

Jonathan Blackman, left, a lawyer representing Argentina, leaves federal court in New York, July 22, 2014.

US Judge Orders Argentina, Creditors to Reach Deal

Lawyers for investors who declined to restructure bonds after country defaulted on about $100B in 2002 warned that time running out to reach a deal, avert fresh default More

Arts & Entertainment

A man takes a photo of a Batman comic book during Batman Day at a comics store in New York July 23, 2014.

'Batman Day' Marks Caped Crusader's 75th Anniversary

Fans celebrate ‘birthday’ of American fictional superhero featured in comic books, multitude of movies, television shows, and video games More

Economy & Business

FILE - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers remarks on the world's economy at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C, Jan. 15, 2014.

IMF Reports Cuts Growth Forecast

International Monetary Fund reports slower growth than initially predicted, citing 'downside risks' as continuing worry for world economy More

News Alerts From VOA

New in Music Alley

The Hamilton Live

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller has made a name for herself appearing with such high-profile artists as Beyonce, Esperanza Spalding, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Tia and her quartet performed music from her CD “Angelic Warrior” on our latest edition of "The Hamilton Live."

Special Project

Blogs

What Our Readers Are Saying

Israel Rejects Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal

Latest Comment (21 total)

Lunada Bay: Israel will defend - Hamas must stop picking fights and then whining about ... More

Explosion Hits UN-run School in Gaza

Latest Comment (15 total)

Anonymous: Just confirmed by the UNRWA that rockets fired by Hamas within Gaza struck ... More