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William Ide, Prospero Laput
November 22, 2014 6:28 PM
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 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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Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, shout slogans while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 23, 2014.

Ferguson Grand Jury Expected to Reconvene

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Africa

FILE - Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly.

West Africa Musicians Launch Own Ebola Song

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Jessie J poses for photographers upon arrival at the Mobo Awards, in central London, Oct. 22, 2014.

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Europe

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, greets Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite in Kyiv, Nov. 24, 2014.

Poroshenko: Lithuania to Supply Ukraine With Military Aid

Not clear however if Lithuania is following fellow NATO member the United States in providing non-lethal military equipment, or supplying weaponry More

Health

Participants at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves summit view monitors showing former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she delivers keynote remarks in New York, Nov. 21, 2014.

Clean Cookstoves Get a Global Boost

Pollution from smoky cook fires kills an estimated 4 million people each year; donors pledge $413 million to combat problem at New York summit More

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Oil Price Seen Falling to $60 if OPEC Output Not Cut

Analysts put the likelihood of an output cut being agreed to at an upcoming OPEC meeting at no more than 50 percent More

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