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Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Worki
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Henry Ridgwell
November 22, 2014 5:04 PM
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 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 Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers

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Video Students Compete in Machine-Building Contest

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