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China Seeks Help to Find Oil, Gas in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Apr 20, 2017)

The Chinese government is looking to foreign businesses to help find oil and natural gas under the South China Sea. Yet China expects to meet resistance because other countries dispute Chinese territorial claims to much of the sea. In addition, … Continue reading

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Turkish Election Officials Reject Calls for Referendum Re-Vote – VOA Learning English (Apr 19, 2017)

Election officials in Turkey have rejected all objections to last Sunday’s special election on presidential powers. They will not honor calls for a new vote. Turkish citizens voted on a proposal to amend the constitution and expand the powers of … Continue reading

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Japan Proposes Overtime Limit to Fight ‘Death from Overwork’ – VOA Learning English (Apr 19, 2017)

Japan’s government has proposed new limits on the amount of overtime employees can work. The restrictions would cap overtime to 100 hours per month and 720 hours per year. The plan is supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the … Continue reading

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US, Japan, S. Korea Explore Limits to N. Korea’s Arms – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

The United States is increasing pressure on North Korea to cut back on its nuclear activities. The U.S. government also wants to build ties with allies and partners in East Asia to deal with the rising threat of a nuclear-armed … Continue reading

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Malaysia Charges Women in Kim Jong Nam Killing – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

Malaysia has charged two women with the killing of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader at the Kuala Lumpur airport last month. Siti Aisyah, a 25-year-old Indonesian, and Doan Thi Huong, a 28-year-old woman from Vietnam, appeared at a court … Continue reading

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Indian Students Reconsider Plans for US Education – VOA Learning English (Feb 28, 2017)

Rahul Kolli was happy when he gained admission to Michigan Technological University in the United States. Kolli, a 23-year-old from southern India, studied engineering before graduating from college. He wanted to continue his education by studying data analytics at Michigan … Continue reading

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Google Reports Progress in Bringing Internet Service to Rural Areas – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

The owner of technology company Google has reported progress in its plan to offer Internet service to rural areas around the world. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, calls the plan “Project Loon.” Its goal is to increase access to the billions … Continue reading

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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed North Korea’s Kim – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

Malaysian police say the nerve agent VX was used to kill the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Investigators found traces of the poison on Kim Jong Nam’s eyes and face, police announced Friday. Kim was killed February … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Concerned About ‘Us Versus Them’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/02/b/b1/b1a5062b-c6f4-41a7-95e9-60829c2b6f78.mp4 A human rights group is warning against a rise in politically divisive speech and international indifference to rights abuses. Amnesty International released its 2016 report on Wednesday. The report is called The State of the World’s Human Rights. The … Continue reading

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UN: Time ‘Running Out’ for 1.4 Million Starving Children – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

The United Nations Children’s Fund says about 1.4 million children face death from starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. UNICEF issued the warning with an appeal to the world for help to feed these children. Anthony Lake is … Continue reading

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