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Fleeing the Fighting: Refugees Traumatized by Islamic State (On Assignment)i
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What's life like for those forced to flee Islamic State militants? VOA Middle East correspondent Scott Bobb gives On Assignment's Alex Villarreal his eyewitness account from camps in Iraq and Turkey
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Video Fleeing the Fighting: Refugees Traumatized by Islamic State (On Assignment)

What's life like for those forced to flee Islamic State militants? VOA Middle East correspondent Scott Bobb gives On Assignment's Alex Villarreal his eyewitness account from camps in Iraq and Turkey
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Video In Ukraine's Nikishino, No House Untouched by Fighting

In the village of Nikishino, in eastern Ukraine, recent fighting has brought utter devastation. Ninety percent of the houses are damaged or destroyed after government forces tried and failed to stop rebels advancing on the strategically important town of Debaltseve nearby. Patrick Wells reports for VOA from Nikishino.
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Video Malaysia Airlines, One Year Later: Similar Disappearance Could Happen Again

On March 8, 2014 a Malaysia Airlines flight took off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. All transmission from the plane ended 40 minutes after take-off. The plane has not been found and is presumed to have crashed into the ocean. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes a look at what happened and whether this type of incident could occur again.
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Video Research Links Cleaner Air, Improved Children's Health

Air pollution is known to be harmful to children, and researchers who have monitored the impact of contaminated air around Los Angeles say improvements in air quality have led to better health among young residents. The authors say their findings hold hope for polluted cities in other parts of the world. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.
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Video Yearlong Space Trip Provides Rare Medical Study Opportunity

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to go to the International Space Station this month aboard a Russian spacecraft launched in Kazakhstan. His mission will last more than a year. Scientists hope it will provide important information about the physical and mental effects of living in space for a long period. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video In Their Own Words: Citizens of Kobani

Civilians are slowly returning to Kobani, after Kurdish fighters backed by coalition airstrikes fought off a four-month siege of the northern Syrian town by Islamic State militants. VOA Kurdish Service reporter Mahmoud Bali talked to some of those who have returned. We hear about the devastation of Kobani through their own words.
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Video Crime Scenes Re-Created in 3-D Visualization

Police and prosecutors sometimes resort to re-creations of crime scenes in order to better understand the interaction of all participants in complicated cases. A Swiss institute says advanced virtual reality technology can be used for quality re-creations of events at the moment of the crime. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Fuel Shortages in Nigeria Threaten Election Campaigns

Nigeria is suffering a gas shortage as the falling oil price has affected the country’s ability to import and distribute refined fuels. Coming just weeks before scheduled March 28 elections, the shortage could have a big impact on the campaign, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.
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Video Report: Human Rights in Annexed Crimea Deteriorating

A new report by Freedom House and the Atlantic Council of the United States says the human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated since the peninsula was annexed by Russia in March of last year. The report says the new authorities in Crimea are discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, and forcing residents to assume Russian citizenship or leave. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video 50 Years Later African-Americans See New Voting Rights Battles Ahead

Thousands of people will gather to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march on March 7th in Selma, Alabama. In 1965, dozens of people were seriously injured during the event known as “Bloody Sunday,” after police attacked African-American demonstrators demanding voting rights. VOA’s Chris Simkins introduces us to some civil rights pioneers who are still fighting for voting rights in Alabama more than 50 years later.
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Video Cash Brings Relief, But Not Recovery, to Oil-Polluted Nigerian Community

A pair of oil spills in 2008 and 2009 polluted the waters around the town of Bodo, in Nigeria’s southern Rivers State. A settlement between the Shell oil company and the affected community that was negotiated in January put cash in the pockets of townspeople, but it did not undo the environmental damage to the area around Bodo. Chris Stein reports.
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Video Video Claims to Show Shia Forces in Iraq Executing Sunni Boy

A graphic mobile phone video is spreading on the Internet, claiming to show Iraqi forces or Shia militia executing a handcuffed Sunni boy. Experts have yet to verify the video, but already Islamic State followers are publicizing it across social media, playing on deep-rooted sectarian fears. VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports.
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Video Ukrainian Authorities Struggle to Secure a Divided Mariupol

Since last month's cease-fire went into effect, shelling around the port city of Mariupol has decreased, but it is thought pro-Russian separatists remain poised to attack. For the city’s authorities, a major challenge is gaining the trust of residents, while at the same time rooting out informants who are passing sensitive information to the rebels. Patrick Wells reports for VOA.
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Video Young Muslims Radicalized Online

Young Muslims are being radicalized ‘in their bedrooms’ through direct contact with Islamic State or ISIL fighters via the Internet, according to terror experts. There are growing concerns that authorities and Internet providers are not doing enough to counter online extremism - which analysts say is spread by a prolific network of online supporters around the world. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Myanmar's Traditional Fashion Choices Endure

The sartorial choices of Myanmar’s men and women quickly catch the eye of any visitor to the tropical Southeast Asian country. But at a time when Myanmar’s political and economic opening is bringing affordable western fashions to the masses, will the country’s unique fashion trends endure? VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Yangon explores that question.
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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.

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From Afghanistan to Bolivia, Women Brave Death to Fight for Rights

Video From Afghanistan to Bolivia, Women Brave Death to Fight for Rights

Ten such heroes were awarded this year’s Women of Courage Award from the US State Department in Washington, DC More

Asia

Malaysia Airlines, One Year Later: Similar Disappearance Could Happen Again

Video Malaysia Airlines, One Year Later: Similar Disappearance Could Happen Again

Most agree better technology is needed that can provide real-time data tracking, more stringent global standards -- and more pilots who are professional aviators, not monitors More

Africa

Nigeria's electoral chief and academic Attahiru Jega attends a meeting with staff from the Independent National Electoral Commission  in Abuja, March 17, 2011

Audio Nigeria to Begin Testing Voter Card Reader Machines

Electoral official says public testing of card readers will ensure transparency as well as remove machines’ myths ahead of election More

Middle East

FILE - This screen grab from an Islamic State group affiliated Twitter account, taken Sept. 20, 2014, purports to show senior military commander Abu Wahib handing a flower to a child, as part of the group's broad social media campaign.

History, Religion Hamper Efforts to Counter IS Propaganda

History and long-held beliefs in the Middle East put West at a disadvantage when countering IS’s recruitment efforts More

Americas

A Venezuelan coffee beans bag is seen at a roaster in Caracas, Feb. 26, 2015.

Venezuela Swaps Oil to Import Beans as Coffee Output Sinks

Once a proud exporter, country reduced to bartering crude oil for growing volumes of Nicaraguan coffee beans to make sure people get their caffeine fix More

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Yearlong Space Trip Provides Rare Medical Study Opportunity

Video Yearlong Space Trip Provides Rare Medical Study Opportunity

Data on Scott Kelly’s condition will be compared with information from similar tests performed on his twin brother, Mark, on Earth More

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Ellie Goulding poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Feb. 25, 2015.

Audio Top 5 Songs for Week Ending March 7

Ellie Goulding makes a grand entrance this week with a tune featured in the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' but no one can outshine Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars More

Europe

VIDEO: Ninety percent of the houses in this former home to some 1,000 residents have been destroyed since government forces tried and failed to stop a rebel advance. Patrick Wells reports for VOA from Nikishino.

Video In Ukraine's Nikishino, No House Untouched by Fighting

Ninety percent of homes in one small village were damaged or destroyed as government forces failed to stop a rebel advance More

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Research Links Cleaner Air, Improved Children's Health

Video Research Links Cleaner Air, Improved Children's Health

Changes attributable to regulators who clamped down on emissions from cars and other sources, researcher says More

Economy & Business

A trader walks by the post that handles AT&T on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, March 6, 2015.

Apple Joins Dow Industrials, Nudges Out AT&T

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