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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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Researchers Find Way to Reduce Methane from Cows – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

Scientists in Mexico say they may have found a way to cut production of methane, a gas linked to rising temperatures on the Earth’s surface. The scientists say their method may help reduce the methane released by cows, one of … 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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News Words: Diverse – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/02/e/ed/edaa2e73-e366-4fd0-ba11-603dff763a3c.mp4 This week’s News Words is about the Academy Award’s best actor nominees. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Disagreements in Everyday Conversation, Part Two – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Imagine you are at a business meeting in the United States. The meeting is held one day after a major sporting event, like the Super Bowl. You might hear comments like this: … 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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NASA: Newly Discovered Planets Could Hold Life Forms – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a single star. The finding was announced Wednesday by officials from NASA – the U.S. space agency – and other research team members. The … Continue reading

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Iceland’s President Suggests Banning Pineapple on Pizza – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. The last time this many people were talking about Iceland was in June, when the small country’s soccer team defeated England in the Euro 2016 tournament. People were talking about players like Sigurdsson and Sigthorsson, … Continue reading

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Websites to Find Free Ebooks – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

Have you wanted to try an ebook? Would you like to keep ebooks handy to read on your phone or tablet? Has the cost of ebooks stopped you? Well, there are ebooks out there that you can download without spending … 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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