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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:53:41 +0100

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:16 GMT

'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks
Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:10:22 GMT

West 'seeks Russia regime change'
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:18:21 GMT


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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:13:29 +0100

NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola
The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:36:16 GMT

Police and NHS phone lines restored
Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:31:09 GMT

Baby 'looked like Auschwitz victim'
A four-and-a-half month-old baby girl looked 'like something from Auschwitz' when found at her home in east London, a court is told.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:41:43 GMT

Election prize 'never greater' - DUP
DUP leader Peter Robinson tells his party's annual conference "the prize at a Westminster election has never been greater" than next May's poll.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:11:21 GMT

Emeli Sande: New Band Aid song needed
Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:17:42 GMT



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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:46:24 +0100

VIDEO: Tributes paid to Alan Henning
The widow of the murdered British aid worker Alan Henning told his memorial service that he was killed "for being what we should be, selfless and caring".
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:16:00 GMT

VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist
Artist Howard Barry explains how the mass demonstrations in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson inspired him.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:56:43 GMT

VIDEO: Flood fears as US snowfall eases
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as the snow melts.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:37:13 GMT

VIDEO: Dizzy world of aerobatic flying
Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:09:15 GMT

VIDEO: Ed Miliband: 'Party of working people'
Ed Miliband is insisting that Labour is still the party of working people, despite finishing third in the Rochester by-election.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:38:21 GMT


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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:24:26 +0100

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT

Police in toastie mercy dash
Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:56 GMT

Writing lessons give way to typing
Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:46 GMT

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:36:07 EST

How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
Although hummingbirds are much larger and stir up the air more violently as they move, the way that they fly is more closely related to flying insects than it is to other birds. Now, the most detailed, three-dimensional aerodynamic simulation of hummingbird flight conducted to date has definitively demonstrated that the hummingbird achieves its nimble aerobatic abilities through a unique set of aerodynamic forces that are more closely aligned to those found in flying insects than to other birds.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:21:52 EST

Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots
Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:59 EST

Rejecting unsuitable suitors is easier said than done
Rejecting unsuitable romantic partners is easy in hypothetical situations, but not so when considering a face-to-face proposition, a new study shows. “When actually faced with a potential date, we don't like to reject a person and make them feel bad, which is not necessarily something that people anticipate when they imagine making these choices,” says the study’s lead researcher.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:34 EST

New terahertz device could strengthen security
We are all familiar with the security hassles that accompany air travel. Now a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove its promise. Researchers have developed a room temperature, compact, tunable terahertz source that could lead to advances in homeland security and space exploration. Able to detect explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances, devices using terahertz waves could make public spaces more secure than ever.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:32 EST

Self-regulation intervention boosts school readiness of at-risk children, study shows
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study shows. Self-regulation skills -- the skills that help children pay attention, follow directions, stay on task and persist through difficulty -- are critical to a child's success in kindergarten and beyond, said a co-author of the new study.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:30 EST

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:57:38 +0100

US Transfers Saudi Prisoner From Guantanamo Bay Prison
The United States has released another inmate from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Muhammed Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, who was transferred to Saudi Arabia, spent 12 years at the prison for allegedly fighting for al-Qaida. The Pentagon said the Saudi inmate was approved for release last month after military, justice and homeland security officials determined he was no longer a threat to the United States. Zahrani will take part in a rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia. He is...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:24:22 -0500

Russian Foreign Minister: West Wants 'Regime Change' in Moscow
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of seeking a "regime change" in Russia by imposing sanctions because of the Ukraine conflict. Lavrov said Saturday that prominent figures in Western countries are saying there is a need to impose sanctions that will destroy Russia's economy and incite public protests. His comments came two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country must prevent a "color revolution," referring to...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:25 -0500

House Panel: No Wrongdoing by US Military, CIA on Benghazi
A new congressional report concludes there was no wrongdoing by the U.S. military and the CIA in the response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. The attack by Islamic extremists killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. President Barack Obama's Republican critics allege the White House and State Department lied about the incident and ordered a CIA rescue team not to go into action. The latest report by the House...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:28:43 -0500

Myanmar Military Chief Denies Presidency Ban Targets Aung San Suu Kyi
The military chief of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has told VOA the constitutional clause barring opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president is not aimed at her in particular. In an exclusive interview with VOA's Burmese Service, General Min Aung Hlaing said the limitation closing off the presidency to anyone with a spouse or children who are foreign citizens is "a national issue." He said it reflects lingering immigration problems in Myanmar due to the...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:08:12 -0500

France Struggles to Understand Converts to Radical Islam
In the Normandy town where he grew up, Maxime Hauchard was known as a nice young man who liked movies and tinkering with motorbikes. He converted to Islam, but apart from that, nobody remembers anything remarkable about him. Hauchard's Facebook page tells another story. It shows the 22-year-old Frenchman dressed in combat clothes and posing with a weapon. By this time he's in Syria — a member of the Islamic State group that has carried out a brutal campaign of torture and...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:19:10 -0500

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100

President John F. Kennedy Assassinated (1963)

The assassination of John F. Kennedy while he was riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas, was a seminal event in American history. The US government's subsequent investigation—dubbed the "Warren Commission"—concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the culprit, but the assassination is still widely debated, and many people doubt that Oswald acted alone. Oswald's murder just two days later, while in police custody, further fueled conspiracy theories. Who was the "Babushka Lady"? Discuss

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:57:39 +0100

Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes
As it continues its investigations into the mass rape of 200 women and girls in North Darfur, the United Nations-African Union hybrid mission in Darfur this week organized a forum focusing on the importance of integrated gender perspectives and women leaders in all peace processes – from peacemaking to peace building.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all says US advocate on tour of UN accessibility centre
On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired today, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a system better for a person with a disability it makes it better for people without disabilities.”
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:24 EST

UN agency unveils push to make cooking safe for 10 million people by 2020
Every year, household air pollution from cooking kills over four million people and sickens millions more, the United Nations spotlighted at a New York conference on cookstoves, as it urged Governments to take action to accelerate the adoption of clean cooking solutions.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:55:22 EST

Slovenia: UN expert urges focus on ‘vulnerable’ ostracized older persons
Following her first official visit to Slovenia, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of older persons hailed efforts by the country’s Government in ensuring the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, but urged authorities to focus on those being ostracized, as they are “the vulnerable of the vulnerable.”
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:47:51 EST

Burkina Faso: UN chief urges continued dialogue as transitional Government takes power
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso’s seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:57:39 EST World | National Breaking News
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:54:34 GMT

Vic Libs pledge extra frontline police
A RE-ELECTED Victorian coalition will put on another 700 frontline police officers, and a further 50 protective services officers.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:52:11 GMT

Man stabbed in western Sydney fight
A MAN has been stabbed in western Sydney during a fight with another man that involved a knife, a crow bar and a tyre lever.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:25:08 GMT


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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100

Rodney Dangerfield (1921)

Best known for his trademark line, "I don't get no respect," Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor who appeared in a slew of movies, including Caddyshack, Easy Money, and Back To School, and even won a Grammy Award for his comedy album No Respect. His Manhattan comedy club, Dangerfield's, remains in operation to this day and has hosted some of the biggest names in comedy. A funnyman even in death, Dangerfield has what inscribed on his headstone? Discuss

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:27 +0100

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Scores $55 Million Opening Day

Looking to be the top opening of the year

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:02:11 +0000

New Character Posters for Paddington

Meet the cast of the January release

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:17:22 +0000

Promo and Images for Episode 6 of Constantine Released

"Rage of Caliban" airs November 28

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:17:11 +0000

Channing Tatum to Co-Direct Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

An adaptation of Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick's novel

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:07:43 +0000

Netflix Takes Over Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Starring Ellie Kemper

The comedy series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock was originally headed to NBC

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:29:07 +0000

Amy Adams to Headline Janis Joplin Biopic for Dallas Buyers Club Helmer

Jean-Marc Vallee will direct the long-in-development biopic of the iconic musician

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:09:19 +0000

We’re Giving Away a Moto 360 Smartwatch!

Just in time for the holidays, we're giving away the Android Wear-based smart watch.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:28:31 +0000

Gotham Reveals Eight Minutes of Footage from the Midseason Finale

Watch Bruce Wayne meet Poison Ivy in one of five new clips from next week's "Lovecraft"

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:19:38 +0000

Watch Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

The latest Jimmy Kimmel Live video features Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Chloe Grace Moretz and many more

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:50:22 +0000

Christoph Waltz on Playing a Horrible Boss in the Comedy Sequel

"I don’t like most comedies because I don’t consider them relevant or funny."

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:25:39 +0000

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:47:41 +0100

O'Keeffe work sets female art record
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT

Cosby carries on with one-man show
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT

Cher cancels remaining tour dates
The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:06:27 GMT

Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes'
Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:32:09 GMT

Idris Elba planning Luther album
The 42-year-old Luther star is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:11:03 GMT

Iglesias wins trio of Latin Grammys
Enrique Iglesias picks up a trio of awards at the Latin Grammy awards, including song of the year for his platinum hit Bailando.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:57:48 GMT

Cruz to star in Zoolander sequel
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:16:07 GMT

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:02 GMT

Winkleman to return to Strictly
Claudia Winkleman makes her return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after her eight-year-old daughter suffered burns at Halloween.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:19:58 GMT

Graduate director Mike Nichols dies
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:06:56 GMT


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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100

Robin Hood

This legendary hero of 12th-century England is celebrated for robbing the rich to help the poor. Chivalrous, manly, fair, and always ready for a joke, Hood reflected many of the ideals of the English yeoman. He is said to have lived in Sherwood Forest with Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marion, and his band and is the hero of numerous Middle English ballads and many later stories and plays. There is, however, no evidence that he was an actual historical figure. In what text is he first mentioned? Discuss

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT


Fireworks, which are generally believed to have been invented by the Chinese, have been used throughout history to celebrate happy occasions. In 1789, George Washington's inauguration was accompanied by a display, and today, fireworks help mark Independence Day in the US, Diwali in India, Bastille Day in France, and New Year's Eve around the world. In 1999, Disney World began launching fireworks with compressed air rather than gunpowder. What are the advantages of this type of launch?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

The Monarch Butterfly

The monarch, with its distinctive orange and black pattern, is considered one the world's most beautiful butterflies. In North America, thousands of monarchs gather in autumn and migrate southward, sometimes more than 1,800 miles (2,900 km), and return north in spring. Their ability to return to the same spots over several generations has led scientists to research how circadian rhythm and the position of the sun are involved. What is aposematism, and how do monarch butterflies exemplify it?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:27:53 +0200

Thailand's junta warns against using 'Hunger Games' salute
Thailand's army ruler says people using a three-fingered protest salute from the blockbuster Hollywood franchise risk 'jeopardising their futures'.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:00 +0200

Jerusalem holds its breath after synagogue slaughter
The synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem this week has introduced a tense new dimension to the conflict in the region.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200

War on terror fails to stop surge in global attacks
The "war on terror" has failed to eliminate or reduce terrorism despite trillions being spent on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and operations elsewhere.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200

Indonesia's police humiliated with 'virginity tests'
Women wanting to join the county’s security force have to undergo a traumatic and painful "virginity" test guised as being a test for STDs.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200

New Bob Marley marijuana gon' make you feel irie
The reggae singer's family is on board with a private firm to launch 'Marley Natural', a strain of marijuana meant for healing.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200

Pakistani family sentenced to death for 'honour killing'
The relatives of Farzana Iqbal who bludgeoned her to death in May outside a Pakistani court, causing a public outcry, have been sentenced to death.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:09:00 +0200

Bill Cosby stand-up special postponed amid rape scandal
Mounting allegations of rape and sexual assault against entertainer Bill Cosby has resulted in a Netflix special series on his life being postponed.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:11:00 +0200

Deadly Jerusalem synagogue attack sparks anger and praise
While Israel expressed shock at the attack, Hamas has praised it, calling for more following the suspicious death of a Palestinian bus driver.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:29:00 +0200

State of emergency declared ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting
Ferguson has been quiet while a jury decides if Darren Wilson will be charged for the killing of Michael Brown, but Missouri is taking no chances.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0200

India - lack of toilets a breeding ground for disease and death
With half of India's population without access to toilets, people are paying a high price for the slow pace of change in improving sanitation.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:51:00 +0200


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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:28:02 -0500

President Obama defends granting of legal status to illegal immigrants, including Irish immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C./LAS VEGAS/DUBLIN - President Barack Obama has come under attack over executive orders he has issued which give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in America, including ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:24 -0500

Shrinking possibilities of an Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA, Austria - Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's top negotiator Javed Zarif Friday left nuclear talks for a possible meeting a day later amid shrinking possibilities of an elusive nuclear ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:56:54 -0500

Critical US infrastructure networks facing major cyber attacks, says NSA

WASHINGTON - National Security Agency head Admiral Michael Rogers has warned of growing cyber attacks from several foreign countries, including China, targeting critical infrastructure network by ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:52:52 -0500

Biden blasts Russian aggression in Ukraine, urges it to uphold truce

KIEV - US Vice President Joe Biden on Friday blasted Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and said Moscow must uphold its end of a truce in east Ukraine to resolve the conflict that has ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:52:16 -0500

Obama immigration policy to shield 5 mn immigrants, Republicans furious

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced the most sweeping action on immigration in three decades, lifting the immediate threat of deportation for about 5 million undocumented immigrants, a move ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:46:49 -0500

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:27:56 +0100

'Julie's Jogs' gain pace

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has 60 minutes in her 20-hour day to herself. She spends half of it running the streets of whatever city she finds herself in.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:47:35 GMT

Uncertainty remains over East West Link

Labor says no but mixed messages about the project has aroused suspicions.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:15:44 GMT

Crying baby boy found in drain

Cyclists rescue newborn after hearing cries during Sydney ride.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:58:51 GMT

Calder chaos: driver on wrong side

Cars swerve, trailer spills as allegedly drunk man drives five kilometres into oncoming traffic.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:42:07 GMT

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:57:41 +0100

Latin America Catholics Converting to Protestants
  Almost 40 percent of the world’s Catholic population, about 425 million people, lives in Latin America. In 2013, for the first time in history, a Latin American, Pope Francis, became head of the Catholic Church. But a recent study from the Pew Research Center says people in Latin America have increasingly lost faith in the Catholic Church. The study looked at religious beliefs and practices in 18 countries in South and Central Americas and the U.S. territory of Puerto...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:02:28 +0000

What's the Matter?
  Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. The English language has a number of hard-working words. People use these words in many different ways and in many different expressions. One such example is the word matter. As a matter of fact, matter can mean just about anything. When talking about science, matter is the material or substance that things are made of. In fact, matter could be one of the most useful words in the English language. But that...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:00:33 +0000

Cambodian Opposition Criticize Dependence on Chinese Aid
  Cambodian opposition members say they are worried about the country becoming too dependent on aid money from China. The Chinese government recently promised more than $500 million in aid for Cambodia. Cambodian officials need about one billion dollars in foreign aid each year to operate the government. The government has a foreign debt of about nine billion dollars. Son Chhay is with the Cambodia National Rescue Party. He says opposition officials worry about Cambodia owing large...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:00:30 +0000

Republicans Promise to Fight Obama on Immigration
Republican Party lawmakers are promising to fight President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The order protects millions of people who have been living in the United States illegally. The president’s announcement immediately angered Republicans in the U.S. Congress.  The order temporarily blocks expulsion of some undocumented immigrants from the United States and gives them work permits. But the immigrants must have been living in the country longer than five...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:37:55 +0000

Indonesians Protest Rising Fuel Prices
In Indonesia, rising fuel prices have led some public transportation groups to go on strike. Joko Suprapto is chairman of the Organization of Land Transport Owners in the city of Solo. He announced that all public transportation there is on strike after Indonesia’s government suddenly cut spending on fuel subsidies. The spending helped to keep fuel prices low. Joko Suprapto wants the government to reconsider the price increase. He says, “At least give us some kind of help; give...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:35:05 +0000


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