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Saudi Billionaire Prince Negotiating Deal for His Release

VOA - 14.01.2018

DUBAI/JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for more than two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so ...

Iran’s Rouhani: Trump ‘Failed to Undermine Nuclear Deal’

VOA - 14.01.2018

ANKARA, TURKEY — Iran’s president said Sunday the United States had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, and hailed the accord as a “long-lasting victory” for Iran, ...

California Town Digs Out of the Mud as Deaths Reach 19

VOA - 14.01.2018

MONTECITO, CALIF. — Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides.

How Tech Affects Kids a Concern at Consumer Electronics Show

VOA - 14.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — Kathryn Green and her husband prevented their young son from playing on screen devices until he was 2 years old. Then they handed him a Square Panda, a screen that sounds out letters.

Chelsea Manning to Run for US Senate

VOA - 14.01.2018

Transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning is seeking to become a U.S. senator representing the state of Maryland, according to federal election filings.

Papua New Guinea Volcano Prompts 1,500 to Flee Nearby Island

VOA - 14.01.2018

SYDNEY — About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said Sunday.

Wahlberg Donates $1.5 Million After Pay Gap Outcry

VOA - 14.01.2018

NEW YORK — Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshoots for All the Money in the World to ...

Iraq’s Current, Former Prime Ministers Running in May Elections

VOA - 14.01.2018

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister. Abadi, a Shiite Muslim who led the country in the ...

Journalist Killed in Mexican Border State

VOA - 14.01.2018

CIUDAD VICTORIA, MEXICO — A journalist was killed Saturday in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, and authorities said they were investigating to see if his death is related to his work.

Afghan General: Haqqani Network, Not IS, Behind Spike in Violence

VOA - 14.01.2018

WASHINGTON — An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is ...

Immigration Agency Again Accepting DACA Renewal Requests

VOA - 14.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Citizenship and Immigration Services says it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants ...

UN Willing to Help Colombia Care for Venezuelans

VOA - 14.01.2018

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — The United Nations is willing to send more resources to Colombia to help the Andean country care for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing food shortages and economic ...

Philippines Raises Volcano Alert, Warns of Hazardous Eruptions

VOA - 14.01.2018

MANILA — The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

Iran Lifts Restrictions on Messaging App Telegram

VOA - 14.01.2018

Iran has lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday. The popular service had been blocked during recent public protests, the most serious ...

Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Mass Grave Inquiry Positive Step

VOA - 14.01.2018

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military’s investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a “positive indication,” state media reported ...

It's Back to the Future in Run-up to Russian Elections

VOA - 14.01.2018

Ukraine proudly announced this year that the country was free of all monuments to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in towns controlled by the Kyiv-based government.

DRC Launches Offensive Against Ugandan Rebels in Its East

VOA - 14.01.2018

GOMA, DRC — Congolese troops began a military offensive in the eastern city of Beni on Saturday against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel armed group blamed for an attack that ...

Protests in Tunisia Spur Government to Pledge Aid to Poor

VOA - 14.01.2018

LONDON — Tunisia plans to increase aid for poor families by $70.3 million, after nearly a week of protests over austerity measures, an official said Saturday.

Guatemalan Congressman Charged in Reporters’ Murders

VOA - 14.01.2018

MEXICO CITY — Julio Juarez Ramirez is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 The Guatemala attorney general’s office confirmed Saturday the arrest of congressman Julio Juarez ...

IS Offshoot Claims 2017 Niger Attack on US Forces

VOA - 14.01.2018

DAKAR, SENEGAL — An Islamic State offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S.

Pakistan Slams India for 'Invitation for Nuclear Encounter'

VOA - 14.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan denounced Saturday as "irresponsible" remarks by rival India's army chief in which he vowed to expose "Pakistan's nuclear bogey" in the event of a war between the countries.

Hawaii False Missile Alert Explained: Worker 'Pushed Wrong Button'

VOA - 13.01.2018

Hawaii Governor David Ige said human error was behind the false incoming-missile alert Saturday that sent Hawaiians into a panic. Ige told CNN television that "it was a mistake made during a standard ...

Khan Says Meeting Trump as Pakistani PM Would Be 'Bitter Pill' to Swallow

VOA - 13.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani populist opposition politician Imran Khan, a harsh critic of the country's partnership in the U.S.-led anti-terrorism war, said Saturday that should he become prime minister, he ...

Attack in Kenya Kills Civilian, Wounds Several Police Officers

VOA - 13.01.2018

At least one civilian was killed and several police officers were wounded Saturday in an attack on a convoy by suspected al-Shabab Islamists in eastern Kenya, the Interior Ministry said.

New Trump Policy Could Strengthen Role of Nuclear Weapons

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, ...

California Mudslide Death Toll at 18 as Search for Missing Continues

VOA - 13.01.2018

The death toll resulting from mudslides that devastated a California town has climbed to 18 as rescue crews continued to search Saturday for seven people who are still missing, amid diminishing hope ...

South Africa's Zuma Booed as New ANC Leader Calls for Unity

VOA - 13.01.2018

African National Congress (ANC) supporters booed President Jacob Zuma on Saturday during a political party event in the southeastern city of East London.

South Korea Suggests Combined Olympics Women's Hockey Team With North

VOA - 13.01.2018

South Korea has suggested the formation of a combined women's hockey team with North Korea to compete at the Winter Olympics next month, a potential landmark development in relations between the ...

Report: Traffic Fatalities Hold Back Developing Economies

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Deadly traffic accidents are more than just individual tragedies. They're a drag on economic growth in developing countries, according to a new World Bank report .

UN Urges Saudi Arabia to Keep Yemen’s Sea Ports Open for Critical Aid

VOA - 13.01.2018

GENEVA — The United Nations is calling for the permanent re-opening of all of Yemen’s sea ports to allow vital, life-saving humanitarian and commercial cargo to enter.

UN: Three-quarters of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

VOA - 13.01.2018

GENEVA — A survey by three leading U.N. agencies - the U.N. refugee agency, U.N. Children’s Fund and World Food Program - finds that more than three-quarters of the more than 1 million Syrian ...

Climate Change Affecting Gender of Endangered Green Sea Turtles

VOA - 13.01.2018

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Researchers say climate change is responsible for the vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef off Australia being female. Scientists from the U.S.

Saudi Binladin Group Denies Takeover by Government

VOA - 13.01.2018

A Saudi Arabian construction giant says it "remains a private sector company," but admits that "some of the shareholders may have agreed to a settlement," allowing for the transfer of some shares to ...

Awash in Corn, Soybeans, US Farmers Focus on Trade Deals

VOA - 13.01.2018

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS — For Illinois farmer Garry Niemeyer, it’s a slow time of year, spent indoors fixing equipment, not outdoors tending his fields, which now lie empty.

Unpacking What Remains of Iran Sanctions

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — On Friday, President Donald Trump waived economic sanctions on Iran, the second time he’s issued a sanctions waiver under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

Russia Sends Division of Surface-to-air Missiles to Crimea

VOA - 13.01.2018

MOSCOW — Russia deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.

Deklarata e papritur e Eliza Dushkut: Jam ngacmuar seksualisht në Hollivud

Java News - 13.01.2018

Tashmë rruga e denoncimeve u hap në Hollivud sa i takon abuzimeve seksuale. Listës së gjatë të viktimave në perandorinë kinematografisë botërore i është shtuar edhe aktorja me orgjinë shqiptare Eliza ...

Iran to Trump: No Changes to Nuclear Deal

VOA - 13.01.2018

TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran said Saturday it won’t accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European ...

Tragedy, Frustration Grow in California Mudslide Town

VOA - 13.01.2018

MONTECITO, CALIF. — Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its ...

Mastermind of 1964 Slaying of US Civil Rights Workers Dies in Prison

VOA - 13.01.2018

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age ...

New Details, New Questions in FBI Las Vegas Shooting Records

VOA - 13.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his ...

North Carolina GOP Asks Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Order

VOA - 13.01.2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to block enforcement of an order throwing out the state’s congressional map and directing a redraw ...

Two Bodies Pulled from Burning Iranian Oil Tanker

VOA - 13.01.2018

BEIJING — Chinese state media say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that’s been burning after it collided with a freighter last week in the East China ...

First Saudi Stadium Opens to Women to Watch Soccer

VOA - 13.01.2018

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams, though they were segregated in the stands from the ...

Puerto Rican Governor Calls on Mainland Puerto Ricans to Organize

VOA - 13.01.2018

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello has criticized the U.S. federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory in September, leaving many in Puerto Rico without ...

Original Disney Mouseketeer Tracey Dies at 74

VOA - 13.01.2018

NEW YORK — Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, has died, according to Disney publicist Howard Green.

With North Korea in Mind, Japan’s Abe Strengthens Ties to Europe

VOA - 13.01.2018

TALLINN, ESTONIA — Japan’s prime minister Friday landed in Estonia, his first stop on a tour of the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on ...

What's Next for Immigration Reform After Trump Profanity?

VOA - 13.01.2018

The on-again, off-again effort to decide the future of almost 800,000 undocumented youths in the United States swung wildly from Thursday to Friday, with one of the top Republicans in Congress ...

Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

VOA - 13.01.2018

Riot police used tear gas on protesters in Athens, Greece, on Friday, as thousands of people gathered in the streets to demonstrate against a new austerity bill coming up for a vote Monday.

US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

VOA - 13.01.2018

ISTANBUL — In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's citizens to reconsider visiting ...