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FILE - The 'StealthGenie' app could be installed on a variety of mobile phones, including Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Blackberry Limited’s Blackberry.

Danish Man Fined for Selling Spyware App in US

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FILE - Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China, Nov. 13, 2014.

Video Talks on New UN Climate Treaty Set Next Week in Peru

Representatives from 200 countries will discuss emissions reductions, setting stage for broader talks in 2015 More

Video To Reclaim Night Sky, One Group Advocates Dimming Lights

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FILE: A computer monitor in Berlin displays information about Google+ service, seen through a magnifying glass.

Google Settles Out-of-Court in UK Defamation Case

Former banker, claiming years of defamation by unknown users, had sued the Internet giant to have it block links to libelous postings about him More

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the U.S. and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, November 24, 2014.

Astronauts Dock at International Space Station

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Video New Skateboard Defies Gravity

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HIV Drugs Show Promise in Treating Common Eye Disease

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November 24, 2014 3:22 PM
Teens at a high school in Maryland are fighting back against bullying with creativity. For the second consecutive year, students in Mathew Parsons’ health studies class at Sherwood High School are writing and producing films about what’s become a global problem for young people.
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Video Teenagers Combat Bullying with Films

Teens at a high school in Maryland are fighting back against bullying with creativity. For the second consecutive year, students in Mathew Parsons’ health studies class at Sherwood High School are writing and producing films about what’s become a global problem for young people.
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Video Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been awarded the annual Chatham House Prize for making the most significant contribution to improved international relations. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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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 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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Video Young Entrepreneurs Head to Morocco for Finals in Global Competition

Thirty young budding entrepreneurs are heading to Marrakach, Morocco this week (Nov. 18-21) for the chance to win up $15,000 in grants to get their start-up science and technology business ideas off the ground. It's the final stage of a global entrepreneurship competition called "TECH-I" - sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hamed Behravan has more for VOA.