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A man is moved by a line of police as authorities disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 20, 2014.

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August 20, 2014 5:26 AM
Violence, anger and frustration continue to grip the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager on August 9. The case has sparked outrage around the nation and prompted the White House to send U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the small community of just over 20,000 people. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has more from Ferguson.
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Video Ferguson Calls For Justice as Anger, Violence Grips Community

Violence, anger and frustration continue to grip the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager on August 9. The case has sparked outrage around the nation and prompted the White House to send U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the small community of just over 20,000 people. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has more from Ferguson.
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Video Family Robots - The Next Big Thing?

Robots that can help us with daily chores like cooking and cleaning are a long way off, but automatons that serve as family companions may be much closer. Researchers in the United States, France, Japan and other countries are racing to build robots that can entertain and perform some simpler tasks for us. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video In Ukraine, Fear and Distrust Remain Where Fighting has Stopped

As the Ukrainian military reclaims control of eastern cities from pro-Russian separatists, residents are getting a chance to rebuild their lives. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports from the town of Kramatorsk in Donetsk province, where a sense of fear is still in the air, and distrust of the government in Kyiv still runs deep.
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Video Five Patients Given Experimental Ebola Drug Said to Be Improving

The World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental treatments for Ebola patients in West Africa. The Ebola outbreak there is unprecedented, the disease deadly. The number of people who have died from Ebola has surpassed 1,200. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on the ethical considerations of allowing experimental drugs to be used.
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Video In Rural Kenya, Pressure Builds Against Female Circumcision

In some Kenyan communities, female genital mutilation remains a rite of passage. But activists are pushing back, with education for girls and with threats of punishment those who perform the circumcision. Mohammed Yusuf looks at the practice in the rural eastern community of Tharaka-Nithi.
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Video Leading The Fight Against Islamic State, Kurds Question Iraqi Future

Western countries including the United States have begun arming the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq to aid their battle against extremist Sunni militants from the Islamic State. But there are concerns that a heavily-armed Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, might seek to declare independence and cause the break-up of the Iraqi state. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, the KRG says it will only seek greater autonomy from Baghdad.
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Video China Targets Overseas Assets of Corrupt Officials

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Video Ukrainian Businesses Look for Alternatives to Russia

With tensions continuing to rise with Russia, Ukrainian businesses are looking for opportunities elsewhere. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports on the economic changes taking place in Ukraine from the eastern town of Kharkiv, near the Russian border.

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Handout picture released by the Honduran government shows Honduran authorities at a seized property in Copan which belongs to the family of Digna Azucena Valle, who is imprisoned in the US on drug charges, August 18, 2014.

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Science & Technology

Several years after it was introduced to the world, the advanced Japanese humanoid robot Asimo is still serving only as a demonstration and experimentation platform.

Video Family Robots – The Next Big Thing?

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BettySoo with her band.

Audio Korean-American BettySoo Took Long Route to Music Career

Singer-songwriter releases fourth CD, 'When We’re Gone,' a collection of songs that deal with the messy parts of life we all go through More

Europe

Jars of tomato paste at a storage facility, in Harbovat, Moldova, Aug. 7, 2014. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on Moldova.

Europe's Food Industry Looks to Compensate for Russian Embargo

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Health

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation's head office is pictured in Burnaby, British Columbia, Aug. 5, 2014.

Photogallery New Drug Protects Against Virus in Ebola Family

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