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FILE - In this Sunday, May 31, 2020 file photo, Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his teams second goal of…
Several groups pledge to back athletes who choose to make social justice statements not allowed under Olympic rules
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Thu, 04/22/2021 - 08:39 PM
Fishermen fish in the waters of the Villa Victoria Dam, the main water supply for Mexico City residents, on the outskirts of…
Drought conditions now cover 85% of Mexico
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Thu, 04/22/2021 - 08:17 PM
Haitian protesters participate in Voodoo ceremony near national palace, April 21, 2021. (VOA/Renan Toussaint)
Dozens join midday demonstration that circled national palace seven times while expressing outrage over the president’s inability to curb kidnappings that have
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 02:03 AM
Men chat amid a band of harden lava that flowed from the Pacaya Volcano, near El Patrocinio village in San Vicente Pacaya,…
Lava flow stretches at least 5 kilometers
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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:25 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo a visitor uses his phone during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona,…
Chile, New Zealand and Singapore launched the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement this year, and Canada is seeking to join
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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 09:20 PM
Believers gather to pray outside the church of St. Rock for the release of clergy members, including two French citizens, who were kidnapped on Sunday, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 12, 2021.
Catholic institutions including schools and universities close in three-day protest to demand release of people kidnapped more than a week ago amid a spike in violence the government is struggling to control
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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 04:14 PM
In this image from video world leaders participate in the White House Climate Leaders Summit via Zoom Thursday, April 22, 2021.
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The US president announces the action at the start of a two-day virtual leaders’ summit on climate he is hosting
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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 04:28 AM
A man fixes a flat tire of a car covered in ash after a series of eruptions from La Soufriere volcano in Orange Hill, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, April 18, 2021.
UN appeals for nearly $30 million for St. Vincent and the Grenadines after series of devastating volcanic eruptions
Margaret Besheer
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:30 PM
FILE - Children who traveled with their families from Venezuela play at the shelter in Arauquita, Colombia, March 25, 2021, on the border with Venezuela.
WFP aims to expand operation over two years to reach 1.5 million students with daily meals
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 01:31 PM
A man carries his empty oxygen tank to be filled in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, April 11, 2021,…
The government renewed nationwide COVID-19 restriction for a month after daily death toll increase
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Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:49 AM
Cuban President Diaz-Canel made Communist Party leader, ending Castro era
This marks the first time the island nation or the communist party will not be led by a Castro, Fidel Castro who died in 2016 handed over completely to his younger brother Raul Castro in 2011
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Tue, 04/20/2021 - 02:43 AM
People hold placards as they gather to protest against anti-Asian hate crimes, racism and vandalism, outside City Hall in…
Anti-Asian incidents are up by more than 700 percent in Vancouver, Canada, where 42% of the population is of Asian descent
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Sat, 04/17/2021 - 03:28 AM
FILE - Cuba's Raul Castro (L) shakes hands with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, March 5, 2018.
His retirement ends six decades of rule by Raul and his brother Fidel
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:32 PM
US Ambassador to Haiti, Michele Sison
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Michele Sison, a career diplomat, has served as US Ambassador to Haiti since 2018
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:50 PM
Ash rises into the air as La Soufriere volcano erupts on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. …
Aid comes after series of devastating volcanic eruptions
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:40 PM