Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force,…
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow for National Security and Counter-terrorism at the Center for American Progress and Kaleigh Thomas, Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security, discuss the political and strategic fallout from the US targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:05
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei…
What are the root causes of conflict in Libya since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi? Host Carol Castiel and VOA Middle East Reporter Mohamed Elshinnawi talk with Libya observer Jason Pack of the Middle East Institute, who sheds light on the current state of play in Libya. Pack does not believe that Turkey and Russia’s attempts to broker a cease-fire will succeed.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:30
Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson, left, and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving pass through Statuary Hall at the Capitol
Listen to a panel of prominent Washington journalists as they deliberate the latest top stories of the week that include the U.S. looking ahead to the next phase of the trade agreement with China. Join moderator Michael Williams, Contributor to CBS Radio in Washington, panelists, Kimberly Adams, Correspondent for Marketplace and JJ Green, Security Correspondent for WTOP and host of Target USA on the Voice of America!
Freedom, History and Inspiration
VOA Connect Episode 105 – A formerly homeless man turned-pizza-mogul discusses the importance of giving back, a body-positive yoga instructor shows that yoga isn’t just for the slim, and a group of US military veterans reflect on service and war.
Pizza and People
Hakki Akdeniz was living on the street when he arrived to the US in 2001. He went from being homeless to running a successful pizza business in New York, and now gives back to the streets. Reporter: Anna Nelson, Camera:  Vladimir Badikov, Dmitrii Vershinin, Natalia Latukhina; Adapted by: Philip Alexiou; VOA Russian Service
Art on the Street
Muralist Megan Lewis and photographer Maria Wolfe are creating and documenting street art in Baltimore, Maryland. Together they are working to enrich public art experiences. Reporter: Faiza Elmasry, Camera: Mike Burke, Video Editors: Faiza Elmasry, Jacquelyn De Phillips
Yoga for Everyone
Yoga isn’t just for skinny people. Just ask Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher and positive body advocate, who talks about yoga can mean for all people and all body types.   Reporter:  Karina Bafradzhian, Camera: Andrey Degtyarez, Adapted by: Martin Secrest: VOA Russian Service
The Veteran View
American veterans of foreign wars share their stories of war and its consequences.  Hear their stories of service and their views on the nature of war. Producer: Martin Secrest, Camera: Gabrielle Weiss 
No More News
Washington’s unique “Newseum” museums closed its doors at the end of 2019.  We look at its important historical news artifacts and the Newseum’s focus on the importance of free speech.   Reporter:  Mariia Prus, Camera: Kostiantyn Golubchyk, Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki; VOA Ukarinian Service
New York's Archive
The rich history of New York is for anyone to research at the city’s Department of Records and Information Services. First opened in 1977, the archive’s collection of photographs, drawings, and records.   Reporter:  Anna Nelson, Camera: Max Avloshenko, Elena Matusovsky, Dmitrii Vershinin; Adpated by: Zdenko Novacki; VOA Russian Service
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Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) say they have discovered the first asteroid that orbits entirely within Venus’s orbit of the Sun. Investigators say that the space rock made its way toward Venus from further out in the solar system.
Rick Pantaleo
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:31
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A team led by astronomers at the Carnegie Institution for Science report that they have discovered five new exoplanets. Among them are two “super-Earth” planets that orbit their host stars in their so-called habitable zones, where it’s possible to have liquid water on its surface. They are said to be 7.5 to 7.9 times more massive than of our planet. Also found was an exoplanet described as a “super cold” Neptune-like planet.
Rick Pantaleo
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:58
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Scientists in Chicago discovered the oldest solid material, ever found on Earth, trapped inside a meteorite that fell in Australia 50 years ago. The ancient material are actually microscopic fragments of stars that died billions of years ago. The scientists found the material ranges in age from 2.6 to 7 billion years old.
Rick Pantaleo
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:55
General view of the debris of the Ukraine International Airlines, flight PS752, Boeing 737-800 plane that crashed after take…
Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard
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Fri, 01/10/2020 - 23:18
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the…
John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, talk with host Carol Castiel about the substance and politics of the US – Iran crisis, the impending impeachment trial for US President Donald J. Trump and the contours of the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 18:05