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Pope Prays for 'Seeds of Peace' for South Sudan, DRC

Pope Prays for 'Seeds of Peace' for South Sudan, DRC

Pope Francis on Thursday evening led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Earlier this year, he said he was studying the
President's Remarks to US Military Members on Thanksgiving

President's Remarks to US Military Members on Thanksgiving

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 23, 2017 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMPTO MEMBERS OF THE
Pioneering Jazz Singer Hendricks Dies at 96

Pioneering Jazz Singer Hendricks Dies at 96

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who, with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has
Latest Hollywood Films Highlight America's Racial Tensions

Latest Hollywood Films Highlight America's Racial Tensions

Racial inequality in post war America and civil rights activism are prevalent themes in Hollywood films this season. Using gritty cinematography and A-list actors, directors such as Kathryn Bigelow,
Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup

Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup

A separatist leader in Ukraine's east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day.Breaking almost a week of silence, Igor
12 of 14 Nursing Home Deaths After Irma Ruled Homicides

12 of 14 Nursing Home Deaths After Irma Ruled Homicides

Authorities say the deaths of 12 of the 14 Florida nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides.The Sun-Sentinel of South Florida said autopsy results from the Broward
Hungary: Parliament Bans Camerawoman Who Kicked Migrants

Hungary: Parliament Bans Camerawoman Who Kicked Migrants

Hungary's parliament has banned a camerawoman from working on the premises after she insulted a lawmaker during an interview.Parliament press chief Zoltan Szilagyi said Thursday in a statement that
TransCanada: Over 24K Gallons of Oil Recovered from Spill

TransCanada: Over 24K Gallons of Oil Recovered from Spill

TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota.The company said 24,450 gallons of oil had been recovered
Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving

Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving

Americans are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday with parades, charity work and meals with family and friends.
Congressional Probes Likely to Head Into 2018

Congressional Probes Likely to Head Into 2018

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging
Opposition Calls for Direct Talks With Syria Government

Opposition Calls for Direct Talks With Syria Government

Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that
Russian Tech Firm Wins US Intel Prize

Russian Tech Firm Wins US Intel Prize

Amid concerns about Russian hacking and online influence, Russian technology firm NtechLab has won a prize awarded by the United States intelligence community. VOA’s Moscow Bureau visited NtechLab to
Smooth Sailing So Far on $7.5M Makeover of Pilgrim Ship

Smooth Sailing So Far on $7.5M Makeover of Pilgrim Ship

If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat.A year after craftsmen embarked on an ambitious effort to restore the rotting replica of the ship that carried the
Tech Firms Scrounging for Skilled Workers Training Their Own

Tech Firms Scrounging for Skilled Workers Training Their Own

Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about not find enough digital talent that they're training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that
Trappers ask Court to Throw out Lawsuit Over US fur Exports

Trappers ask Court to Throw out Lawsuit Over US fur Exports

Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States.Attorneys for trapping organizations said in
Trump Thanks US Troops, Touts His Own Accomplishments

Trump Thanks US Troops, Touts His Own Accomplishments

President Donald Trump praised U.S. troops Thursday and thanked them for their service, while noting what he sees as his own personal accomplishments as president, in a Thanksgiving Day message to
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Harare Residents Discuss Zimbabwe's Future

Harare Residents Discuss Zimbabwe's Future

Residents of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, talk to VOA about their hopes and concerns for their country's future after the resignation of longtime President Robert Mugabe who spent 37 years in power.
Sudan's President Visits Russia, Asks for Protection From US

Sudan's President Visits Russia, Asks for Protection From US

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow.Al-Bashir, speaking at the start
Macy's Parade Begins With Balloons, Bands and Security

Macy's Parade Begins With Balloons, Bands and Security

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.With new faces