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Rescue workers search for survivors after the crash of the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on July 23, 2014 in Penghu islands.

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A pro-Russian rebel prepares to turn over recorders from crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Donetsk, Ukraine, July 22, 2014.

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A man walks on a flooded street in Jinjiang, south China's Fujian province of July 23, 2014 as typhoon Matmo makes landfall in China.

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FILE - Thailand's Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, arrives at the Royal Thai Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea

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IAEA: Iran Turns its Enriched Uranium Into Less Harmful Formi
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July 22, 2014 10:26 AM
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.
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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.
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Video Ukraine Rebels Surrender MH17 Black Boxes

After days of negotiations, a senior separatist leader handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts early Tuesday. While on Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded that armed groups controlling the crash site allow safe and unrestricted access to the wreckage.
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Video US Court Ruling Could Help Foreign Business Interests

A U.S. court ruled last week that the Obama administration violated the due process rights of a U.S. corporation that is owned by Chinese interests. Experts say the decision, which involved a wind farm project off the coast of Oregon could change the way the U.S. deals with foreign investments that involve national security concerns. But as VOA's Hu Wei reports, it might not change many outcomes.
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Video In NW Pakistan, Army Offensive Causes Massive Number of Displaced

Pakistan’s army offensive in North Waziristan has resulted in the large-scale displacement of the local population. VOA's Ayaz Gul reports from northwest Pakistan where authorities say around 80 percent of the estimated 1 million internally displaced persons [IDPs] have settled in Bannu district, while much of the remaining 20 percent are scattered in nearby cities.
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Video AIDS Society Mourns Six Researchers, Experts Killed in Plane Crash

The International AIDS Society has confirmed that at least six high-level researchers and AIDS experts were among those killed on a Malaysia Airlines flight downed Thursday over volatile eastern Ukraine. The victims include the former president of the society, which is holding its annual week-long conference beginning Sunday. Officials say this blow will not deter their work. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from the conference site in Melbourne, Australia.
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Video Hong Kong's Soaring Housing Prices Hit City's Poorest

Rising housing prices in Hong Kong are squeezing out low-income residents and often force them into unsafe and illegal living arrangements. Many have built rickety dwellings on rooftops of highrise buildings or rent them from shady landlords. Residents of these slums have poor protection against extreme heat and inclement weather. Zlatica Hoke reports the city government is unable to meet the growing need for affordable public rental housing.
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Video Diplomatic Crisis Grows Over MH17 Plane Crash

The Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine is drawing reaction from leaders around the world. With suspicions growing that a surface-to-air missile shot down the aircraft, there are increasing tensions in the international community over who is to blame. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video Malaysia Reeling: Second Air Disaster in Four Months

Malaysia is reeling from the second air disaster in four months involving the country’s flag carrier. Flight 340 vanished in March and despite an extensive search, no debris has been found. And on Thursday, Flight 17, likely hit by a surface-to-air missile, came apart over eastern Ukraine. The two incidents together have left more than 500 people dead. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kuala Lumpur.
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Video Chinese Heavyweight Boxers Make US Debut

Two Chinese boxers are getting ready to debut as professional heavyweight fighters in the United States. Olympic medalist Zhang Zhilei is training on the East Coast. Another Asian amateur, Taishan Dong, is preparing for his first big fight on the West Coast. VOA correspondent Mike O’Sullivan and video journalist Deyane Moses spoke with Dong at a gym near Los Angeles.
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Video US: Malaysian Plane Shot Down over War Area in Ukraine

U.S. officials are saying a Malaysian jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down as it crossed eastern Ukraine. The downing of the jet --- the second loss for Malaysia Airlines in four months -- escalates tension in the civil war between Ukraine and Russia. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti has more.
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Video Signs of Wealth Abound in Irbil as Economy Booms

Capital of northern Iraq's Kurdistan region is undergoing a major transformation. VOA’s Jeffrey Young reports from Irbil on the changes taking place.
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Video Afghan President Hamid Karzai Interviewed by Voice of America

In an exclusive interview with VOA, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called a U.S.-mediated deal to audit all the votes from the country's presidential runoff election "bitter pill" due to the current political conditions in Afghanistan. Here is the full English interview conducted by VOA Pashto host Shaista Sadat.
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Video New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil

As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff prepares for World Cup closing ceremonies on Sunday, she is also working on another big event. Her country will host the sixth annual BRICS summit on Monday. BRICS, the acronym for a group of five emerging national economies with significant influence on regional and global affairs, includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. VOA's Mariama Diallo looks into the issues that will be discussed during the two-day meeting.
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Video Kerry Holds Talks in Kabul About Afghan Political Crisis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks in Kabul with rival Afghan presidential candidates in an effort to solve a bitter dispute that could threaten the country’s future. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
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Video Kerry in Kabul to Broker Political Resolution

Top US diplomat country's future "hangs in the balance." VOA's Jeff Custer has more.

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