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Steve Baragona
January 30, 2015 12:50 PM
Fast, cheap and easy-to-use tests are urgently needed to help control Ebola, according to the World Health Organization. And the tests need to work in places with extremely limited health care facilities. VOA’s Steve Baragona visited one researcher working on the problem at the U.S. Army’s infectious disease research lab, an hour from Washington.
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Video Scientists Developing Faster, Easier Ebola Tests

Fast, cheap and easy-to-use tests are urgently needed to help control Ebola, according to the World Health Organization. And the tests need to work in places with extremely limited health care facilities. VOA’s Steve Baragona visited one researcher working on the problem at the U.S. Army’s infectious disease research lab, an hour from Washington.
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VOA's Jeffrey Young explores the world of Russian President Vladimir Putin and explains why a Europe-based investigative journalists' group named the Russian leader the group’s most corrupt "Person of the Year.”
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VOA's Doug Bernard introduces us to a VOA guide to getting around online censorship and keeping your information private.
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Video Paris Attacks Highlight Global Weapons Black Market

As law enforcement officials piece together how the Paris and Belgian terror cells carried out their recent attacks, questions are being asked about how they obtained military grade assault weapons - which are illegal in the European Union. As VOA's Jeff Swicord reports, experts say there is a very active worldwide black market for these weapons, and criminals and terrorists are buying.
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Video Kurdish Fighters Celebrate Kobani Victory

Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S. airstrikes, pushed back Islamic State fighters from the Syrian border town Kobani this week. This exclusive video, taken on January 27, 2015, shows the destruction of the city, celebrations of the fighters, plus continued firing on IS targets on the outskirts of the town.
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Video Activists Accuse China of Targeting Religious Freedom

The U.S.-based Chinese religious rights group ChinaAid says 2014 was the worst year for religious freedom in China since the end of the Cultural Revolution. As Ye Fan reports, activists say Beijing has been tightening religious controls ever since Chinese leader Xi Jinping came to office. Hu Wei narrates.
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Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) is about more than just the NFL's American football championship and big parties to watch the game. Viewers also tune in for the world famous commercials that send Facebook and Twitter abuzz. Daniela Schrier reports on the social media rewards for America’s priciest advertising.
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Three former U.S. secretaries of state, with diplomatic experience reaching across three decades, appeared before a Congressional committee Thursday to offer their views on current challenges to world and U.S. security. VOA's Jeff Custer reports.

USA

FILE - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives with his wife Ann to speak at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California, Jan. 16, 2015.

Romney Will Not Run for President in 2016

Possible reason behind decision: as Mitt Romney sought to rally support, several of his past fundraisers reportedly told him they are backing former Florida Governor Jeb Bush More

Asia

Pakistani investigators and security officials look for forensic evidence at a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur, Pakistan,  Jan. 30, 2015.

58 Killed in Pakistan Mosque Bombing

Sunni militant group claims responsibility for attack targeting minority Shi'ite mosque in Sindh province More

Africa

Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, center, from the  All Progressives Congress (APC) party rides atop a bus as he arrives for a party rally in Kano, Jan. 20, 2015.

Election Violence Feared in Nigerian President's Stronghold

Attacks on opposition supporters in Niger Delta region raise fears of greater violence should President Goodluck Jonathan lose his re-election bid More

Middle East

FILE - Rebels  from al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra waving their brigade flag.

Jihadists' Rivalries in Syria Result in Violent Executions

British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims grisly video clips showing ritualistic, barbaric executions are not limited to infamous self-styled Islamic State group More

Americas

FILE - Colombia National Police Chief Rodolfo Palomino walks on seized packages of cocaine displayed for a press briefing in Cartagena, April 10, 2014. U.S. and Colombian authorities have issued warrants for 29 suspects accused of smuggling cocaine.

US Seeks to Break Up Drug Ring

Alleged drug ring accused of smuggling cocaine and laundering money from Venezuela to the United States More

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Video Rock-Consuming Organisms Alter Views of Life Processes

Energy-producing process, discovered 25 years ago, has implications that extend to outer space and how life might exist on a planet like Mars More

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Video Groundbreaking, Hand-Painted Documentary About Van Gogh in Production

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