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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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China Building Missile Structures in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

China has almost finished building more than twenty structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea. Two American officials told Reuters that the structures appear designed to hold long-range surface-to-air missiles. The latest development is likely to raise questions … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Suspects Were Trained, N. Korean Diplomat Sought – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

Malaysian police say the two women suspected of poisoning the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been trained. Police also are seeking two more suspects including a North Korean diplomat. At least one of the women arrested … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Plants May Help Brain Diseases – VOA Learning English (Feb 20, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. In the future, chemicals from plants found in and around the Mediterranean may be used to help treat people with brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. These two … Continue reading

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Poll Shows France’s Le Pen Gaining Support – VOA Learning English (Feb 20, 2017)

Marine Le Pen, the far-right nationalist leader, has gained more support in her campaign to become the next president of France. On Monday a poll showed her ahead of the other two major candidates. They are the centrist Emmanuel Macron … Continue reading

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US Assures EU, Seeks ‘Common Ground with Russia” – VOA Learning English (Feb 20, 2017)

Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will “continue to hold Russia accountable.” But he adds that President Donald Trump wants to find “new common ground with Russia.” Pence’s comments came Monday in Brussels, Belgium with European Union Council … Continue reading

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N. Korea, Malaysia Disagree over Kim’s Death – VOA Learning English (Feb 20, 2017)

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government’s investigation of the killing Kim Jong Nam will be “objective.” Kim Jong Nam was the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. “We have no reason why we want to … Continue reading

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US Aircraft Carrier Begins Patrol in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Feb 19, 2017)

A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group has begun “routine operations” in the South China Sea. The operations came despite a warning from China not to interfere with Chinese sovereignty in the area. The U.S. Navy announced the operations on … Continue reading

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Venezuelan VP Dismisses US Sanctions – VOA Learning English (Feb 18, 2017)

The United States is accusing a top Venezuelan official of being a major international drug trafficker. The Trump administration has announced sanctions against Vice President Tareck El Aissami for his reported involvement in cocaine shipments from Venezuela. The administration barred … Continue reading

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Flight Attendants Train to Watch for Human Trafficking – VOA Learning English (Feb 17, 2017)

Flight attendant Sheila Fedrick says she knew something was wrong when she saw a teenage girl with greasy hair sitting on an airplane next to an older man. The girl had bruises, possible evidence that she had been hurt. The … Continue reading

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