Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its Gaza bombardment and warns of a long conflict ahead. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:37 GMT
EU widens sanctions against Russia
The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:25:58 GMT
China investigates ex-security chief
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:22:31 GMT
West Africa flight ban over Ebola
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT
OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches
Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:47:43 GMT
MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'
The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:38:31 GMT
Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby
A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:22 GMT
Record breaking Games for Glasgow
As Glasgow becomes Scotland's most successful Games, more records are broken by athletes and visitors alike. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:40:13 GMT
Refunds after Games travel problems
People who missed Commonwealth Games events due to transport problems in and around Glasgow at the weekend are told they can apply for refunds. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:35:22 GMT
Migration changes 'to put UK first'
A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home". Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:35 GMT
VIDEO: Are we safe to fly over warzones?
Jim Reed asks whether passenger planes should fly over warzones after reports said the MH17 plane was 'downed by missile shrapnel'. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:56:34 GMT
VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:42:48 GMT
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Gasses from Kilauea volcano affected tropical storm Flossie formation
One might assume that a tropical storm moving through volcanic smog would sweep up the tainted air and march on, unchanged. However, a recent study from atmospheric scientists revealed that, though microscopic, gasses and particles from Kilauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie -- affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:45:42 EDT
Microscopic rowing -- without a cox
New research shows that the whip-like appendages on many types of cells are able to synchronize their movements solely through interactions with the fluid that surrounds them. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:45:39 EDT
Mortality rates increase due to extreme heat and cold
When temperatures are extremely high or low, there is a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke. This has been confirmed by epidemiological studies. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:36:42 EDT
Kerry: No Evidence Russia Seeks to End Ukraine Violence
Calling on Russia to use its "considerable influence" with separatists in eastern Ukraine to ensure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site is secured, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is not a "shred of evidence" Russia seeks to end the violence and bloodshed in eastern Ukraine.
Speaking Tuesday during a joint appearance in Washington with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Kerry accused the separatists of showing an "appalling disregard... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:59:26 -0400
Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike
In the midst of a national doctors' strike, Nigerian authorities are now working to prevent an outbreak of Ebola, after the country’s first patient died last week. The strike leaves Nigeria's hospitals unprepared to treat or contain the disease if it begins to spread.
Doctors said Nigerian hospitals were in a state of near collapse, and they would strike until the government supplied them with enough resources to adequately treat their patients.
Analysts said... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:42:05 -0400
Yukos Shareholders: Ready to Discuss $50-Billion Compensation With Russia
Shareholders of former Russian oil producer Yukos would be willing to discuss with Russia a court's decision to award them $50 billion in compensation, a spokesman for holding company GML said on Tuesday.
“We have always been ready to negotiate with the other side. GML made many attempts to do so ahead of initiating this arbitration and received no response,” the spokesman said, after the court in the Hague ordered that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:06:04 -0400
Officials: Islamist Forces Overrun Benghazi Army Base After Battle
Islamist fighters and militants overran a major Libyan army base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a fierce battle involving rockets and warplanes in which at least 30 people were killed.
Special forces troops had to abandon their main camp in
southeast Benghazi after coming under sustained attack from a coalition of Islamist fighters and militias, military officials and residents said.
"We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,''... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:21:42 -0400
South African Firebrand Malema's Book Causing a Stir
The controversial South African politician Julius Malema has released a book entitled The Coming Revolution. Malema surprised everyone when his new Economic Freedom Fighters party took nearly 10 percent of the vote in this year's elections. The book and political ambitions of the young militant is causing worry within political circles.
The book titled The Coming Revolution: Julius Malema and the Fight for Economic Freedom, portrays Julius Malema and his party as the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:30 -0400
This Day in History
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0200
Umberto I of Italy Assassinated (1900)
Son and successor of Victor Emmanuel II, Umberto I was king of Italy from 1878 until his death in 1900. Though known as "Umberto the Good," he became increasingly authoritarian and disregarded the recommendations of parliamentary leaders. His support of General Bava Beccaris, who ordered his troops to fire cannons at demonstrators protesting high bread prices, greatly enraged many citizens, including his assassin. How many attempts on his life did Umberto escape before he was killed? Discuss
Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union
With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:09:11 EST
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0200
Max Nordau (1849)
Nordau was a Hungarian Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic. He co-founded the World Zionist Organization with Theodor Herzl and was president or vice president of several Zionist congresses. As a social critic, he wrote a number of controversial books, including The Conventional Lies of Our Civilization, Degeneration, and Paradoxes. Nordau was a fully assimilated and acculturated European Jew when what controversy sparked his interest in Zionism? Discuss
Gravitas Ventures has just released the trailer for writer/director Peter Glanz's upcoming romantic comedy, The Longest Week, starring Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, Jenny Slate and Billy Crudup. Check it out in the player below. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:34:00 -0500
Exclusive Clip from the Third Episode of Matador
The third episode of El Rey Network's "Matador" airs tonight and we've got a first look at a clip featuring Annie Mason (Nicky Whelan) posing as Tony's agent to Mr. Galan (Alfred Molina). Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0500
Forrest Gump Gets One-Week IMAX Release for 20th Anniversary
IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that Robert Zemeckis' Academy Award Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX re-release, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the film's original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the immersive IMAX format and released domestically by Paramount Pictures in IMAX theatres starting September 5. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:49:00 -0500
Origins and Evolutions: Guardians of the Galaxy
This week, Marvel Studios will be bringing their wildest bunch of characters to the big screen in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy. Easily the least recognizable name and series from all the adaptations so far, the Guardians of the Galaxy have taken on a number of forms throughout the years. Featuring a cast of the most outlandish characters in the Marvel universe, join us below as we guide you through the different versions of the team and the characters that make up the Guardians of the Galaxy. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:41:00 -0500
Government ends prison guitar ban
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:56 GMT
Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:36:43 GMT
Apes continue reign in UK cinemas
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:56 GMT
Lloyd Webber to sue over Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, Really Useful Group, is to sue over a cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:22:27 GMT
Goldfinch novel set for big screen
Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:57:35 GMT
Pussy Riot sue Russian government
Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:41:55 GMT
Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:18 GMT
Article of the Day
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0200
Zen is the Japanese name for a branch of Buddhism originally practiced in China. Legend states that an Indian monk named Bodhidharma traveled to China and declared to Emperor Wudi that meditation, not good deeds, is the path to enlightenment. Bodhidharma himself is said to have sat in constant meditation for nine years. His teachings—which emphasize breaking through the boundaries of logical thought—developed fully in Japan by the 12th century, where they came to be called Zen. What is "zazen"? Discuss
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Perfume is a mixture of alcohol and fragrant essential oils. Animal substances—such as musk, ambergris, and civet—were first added as fixatives in the Middle Ages. Since the early 19th century, chemists have produced thousands of synthetic essential oils, some imitating natural products and others yielding new scents. Most perfumes today are blends of natural and synthetic scents and of fixatives that add pungency. Fine perfumes may blend more than 100 ingredients. What is a fragrance wheel?
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Vegans abstain from the ingestion of animal products for political and religious reasons, to enjoy health benefits, or to support animal rights. Many vegans extend the vegan philosophy into other areas of their lives and avoid using all animal products, including leather, silk, honey, whey, and gelatin. Vegan diets tend to be high in dietary fiber and low in saturated fat and cholesterol but can sometimes lead to deficiencies in nutrients, such as vitamin B12. Who coined the term "vegan"?
Eid marked by sorrow in the Gaza Strip
As many people around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan, in Gaza Strip - battered by weeks of fighting - the holiday was marked by tears. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:23:00 +0200
Hamas agrees to 24-hour Eid truce
Hamas has agreed to observe a 24-hour humanitarian truce after initially rejecting such an offer by Israel. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:18:00 +0200
Iraq, a nation in peril
The Iraq government is trying to reverse a three-way split of the country. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0200
Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce
Israel has extended the 12-hour truce by four hours after international powers called on it and Palestinian militants to extend the ceasefire. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:57:00 +0200
Marriage falls out of favour in Europe
Experts blame the economic crisis and changing social attitudes for the decline in weddings among young Europeans, as well as the falling birth rate. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200
You've got to hand it to Israeli spinners like Mark Regev. They are masters of PR. In fact, as the Independent's Patrick Cockburn revealed over the weekend, "the playbook they are using is a ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:19:51 -0400
SACO, Maine - Police on Monday suspected that deaths of five family members, including three children aged 4, 7 and 12, and their parents, were a murder-suicide a day after they were found fatally ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:14:14 -0400
LONDON - Britain's Lloyds Banking Group has been fined $370 million (218 million pounds) for rate rigging, attempted market manipulation and false reporting, related to Libor. Three regulators: US ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:04:13 -0400
BRUSSELS - The European Commission Monday approved Apple's acquisition of Beats for $3 billion in cash and stock, stating it saw no major barriers to the iPhone and iPad maker snapping up the ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:06:09 -0400
BEIJING, China - The government in China has suddenly upped its surveillance of Microsoft in the country as investigators made a surprising visit to the office complexes in four cities of the US ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:01:59 -0400
From Birds to Bears, Animals Face Danger Around the World
From VOA Learning English, this is Science in the News.
I’m Anna Matteo.
And I’m Christopher Cruise.
Today on the program, we tell about hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia. We also report on the killing of a famous elephant in Kenya, and a new study that finds elephants can hear differences in human language. Finally, we report on efforts to protect North American polar bears.
WWF: Newly-Discovered Animals Need Protection
The... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:30:12 +0000
UN: Downing of Malaysian Airliner May Be 'War Crime'
A United Nations official says the shooting down of a Malaysian airplane over eastern Ukraine may be judged a war crime.
Navi Pillay is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. On Monday, she called for an independent investigation to establish the events that led to the incident.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down with a surface-to-air missile earlier this month. The plane crashed in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
Rupert Colville is... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:20:20 +0000
Chinese Fighters Changing Face of US Boxing
The face of heavyweight boxing is changing in the United States.
Two Asian boxers have entered the ring. Chinese Olympic medal winner Zhang Zhilei is training on the East Coast. Another Chinese boxer, Taishan Dong, just won his first professional fight in the United States.
A Mountain of a Man
His name is Jianjun Dong. But in the boxing ring, he is called Taishan. Taishan is a famous Chinese mountain. And at 127 kilograms and 211 centimeters tall,... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:15:29 +0000
UN Agency Warns of Link Between Ebola and Bats
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is warning people in West African countries about a link between eating wildlife and the disease Ebola. The FAO says it is especially worried about the fruit bat. It said people often eat fruit bats dried or in a spicy soup. But the agency worries the animal may carry the Ebola virus without showing any signs of disease.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest recorded. More than 600 people have died from... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:05:56 +0000
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