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Israeli Military Kills Palestinian-American Youth

5 hours 1 min ago
Israeli Defense Forces have killed a Palestinian-American teenager. The U.S. State Department has called for a quick and transparent investigation into the killing of Orwah Hammad, who was 14 years old. The IDF said an "attack was prevented" when the military fired on the youth they say was throwing a Molotov cocktail on a highway Friday evening in the West Bank town of Silwad.   Earlier in the week, a Palestinian drove his car into a Jerusalem train station, killing...

Smugglers Offer Cheap Passage From Turkey to Syria

6 hours 29 min ago
Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria. Ankara has stepped up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters who want to join Islamic State militants fighting for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani. But porous borders and border guards who can be bribed make illegal border crossings quite easy. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Smugglers Offer Cheap Passage From Turkey to Syria

6 hours 37 min ago
Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria.  Ankara has stepped up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters who want to join Islamic State militants fighting for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani.  But porous borders and border guards who can be bribed make illegal border crossings quite easy. Turkish tanks patrol the country's long border with Syria, but once they are gone it is not hard to get through a loose barbed wire...

South Koreans Scuffle Over Propaganda Launch

6 hours 50 min ago
Scuffles broke out in a South Korean border town Saturday between activists planning to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea and town residents who wanted to stop them.   The activists planned to release balloons carrying the leaflets critical of Pyongyang's government into North Korea, as they had done earlier this month.   About 1,000 police officers had been dispatched to the border town. The North has warned that failure to halt the launches could scupper the...

Iran Hangs Woman Accused of Killing Rapist

7 hours 4 min ago
Iran has hanged a woman who had been on death row for five years for killing her alleged rapist.   The execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari was reported by the official IRNA news agency.   She was convicted after what Amnesty International called "a deeply flawed investigation and trial."   The man she killed - Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi - was a former intelligence officer, whom she said tried to rape her.   Jabbari's mother was allowed to visit her for...

Afghan President Visits Saudi Arabia

7 hours 24 min ago
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is making his first foreign trip since taking office, fulfilling a promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Ghani's office said in a statement Saturday that he will perform Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of the year.   The president will also meet with Saudi King Abdullah and other officials during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Ghani promised during his inauguration that his...

Mali Reports First Ebola Death

7 hours 45 min ago
Health officials in Mali say a two-year-old girl, recently returned from a trip to neighboring Guinea, has died from the Ebola virus. The toddler's death Friday is Mali's first confirmed Ebola casualty. The World Health Organization says the girl and her family had contact with a lot of  people while traveling through the country by bus, and warned that many people could be in danger of contracting the disease. Diplomatic sources have expressed concern about the...

Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart

Fri, 2014-10-24 22:48
One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until the day in 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. Quanah’s image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing. After giving up the warrior life...

Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart

Fri, 2014-10-24 21:47
One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Cache, Oklahoma, Quanah’s image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing.

Canadian Authorities Seek More Power to Thwart Terror Suspects

Fri, 2014-10-24 21:32
Canada’s prime minister says parliament must expand the powers of the country’s spy agency to track terror suspects abroad, and to detain people in the country suspected of plotting attacks -- and he says he'll press for speedy approval. The push by Stephen Harper to give the Canadian Security Intelligence Service more power to do surveillance follows attacks in Ottawa and near Montreal this week that killed two soldiers. On Friday, the opposition leader, Thomas Mulcair, was quoted...

Despite Gains, Obama Still Facing Ebola Criticism

Fri, 2014-10-24 20:37
The release of recovering Ebola patient Nina Pham from a Washington area hospital on Friday was a boost for the Obama administration, which has come under intense criticism for its handling of the Ebola cases that have so far appeared on U.S. soil. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, that scrutiny continued Friday on Capitol Hill.

Expert Says Ebola Vaccine Development Takes Time

Fri, 2014-10-24 20:34
As early as 2003, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health knew what made the Ebola virus tick, and animal experiments of candidate vaccines showed promise.    The problem, according to infectious-disease specialist William Schaffner of Tennessee's Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was a lack of funds to begin human clinical trials.   “Once you have the candidates, if you think they are going to work - for example, you’ve put them into a...

Kerry: US Open to Denuclearization Talks With North Korea

Fri, 2014-10-24 20:03
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is willing to hold denuclearization talks with North Korea, but not just for the sake of talks. He also said it is premature to talk about reducing U.S. forces in the Korean Peninsula. Kerry's announcement came after his meetings Friday in Washington with South Korea’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. Kerry said that before there could be any talks, the U.S. needs to be certain that North Korea is prepared to live up to its...

Americans Anxious Over Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:42
A recent survey shows more than four in 10 Americans are worried they or a relative might catch the Ebola virus, even though so far there has only been three confirmed Ebola cases in the United States. VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports.

One US Ebola Patient Cured, Another Stricken

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:13
A U.S. nurse who earlier this month contracted Ebola from a patient in Texas has been pronounced free of the disease, while at the same time, New York City authorities have announced the discovery of their first Ebola case. VOA's George Putic has more.

Analysts: Delaying Transfer of Korean Wartime Forces Control Is Right

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:00
U.S. military analysts welcomed the decision by Washington and Seoul to delay the transfer of wartime operational control of combined forces on the Korean peninsula.    The U.S. and South Korea agreed Thursday to delay the transfer of wartime operational control from Washington to Seoul, which was scheduled to take place in December 2015. The new agreement calls for the transfer of operational control to be “conditions-based approach,” meaning there is no specific deadline...

Co-Defendant in Murder of US Journalist Pearl Acquitted in Pakistan

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:54
A Pakistani terrorism court has acquitted a co-defendant in the 2002 beheading of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl. The court freed Qari Hashim, citing a lack of evidence. Police arrested Hashim in 2005 and jailed him in the southern city of Hyderabad. Pearl was the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002. A videotape of his murder was sent to Pakistani authorities, who later found his headless body in a shallow grave. The...

2 Dead, 4 Wounded in Washington State High School Shooting

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:20
A student opened fire Friday inside his high school cafeteria near Seattle, Washington, killing a fellow student and wounding four others before killing himself. Police said three of the wounded were in critical condition at a nearby hospital. They said they were confident that only one shooter was involved. The attack occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, about 55 kilometers north of Seattle. Television pictures showed people streaming out...

Farmers Diversify Businesses to Attract Tourists

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:11
As the weather gets cooler across the United States, and the days grow shorter, many American families head to the farm. Whether they go to pick their own apples, take a hay ride, or wander through a corn maze, they are part of a fast growing sector of the U.S. economy - agricultural tourism. Agritourism, for short, helps farmers generate additional income and boosts the rural economy. Montpelier Farms in Prince George’s County in Maryland, about 40 kilometers from Washington offers a...

Farmers Diversify Businesses to Attract Tourists

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:03
Fun on the farm is in full swing across the United States, as many farms host festivals and other activities to attract tourists. Whether visitors go to pick their own apples, take a wagon ride, or wander through a corn maze, they all want to have a unique experience. This trend, called agricultural tourism, has become a fast growing sector in the U.S. As VOA’s June Soh tells us in this report narrated by Carol Pearson, the trend in tourism helps farmers generate additional income and...

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