October 02, 2014 02:37 UTC

South Koreans march during a rally 100 days after the ferry Sewol sunk in Seoul, South Korea, July 24, 2014.

Audio Ferry Investigation Divides South Korea

South Korean lawmakers have agreed to launch a new investigation into the deadly passenger boat accident in April. But many people are not happy with the measure. Other citizens protest a second investigation. More


In the News

A pro-democracy activist shouts slogans on a street near the government headquarters where protesters have made camp in Hong Kong, Oct. 1, 2014.

Audio Protesters Call for Hong Kong Chief to Step Down

Also at least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a minibus in Donetsk, Ukraine. And, U.S.-led airstrikes hit near a key Syrian border town for a second day, as Kurdish fighters defend the area from Islamic State militants. | In the News More


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Thousands of Chinese Students Choose American High Schoolsi
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Video Thousands of Chinese Students Choose American High Schools

Some parents are willing to pay many thousands of dollars for their children to have some of their education in the United States.
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Video Official Warns of Limited Opportunity to Fight Ebola

Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus could pass -- quickly.
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Video New Genetic Research May Make Tastier Tomatoes

Other genetic research may help make African rice more popular.
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Video Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Poor Countries

Brain imaging can identify the first signs of learning and development delays in newborns and young children.
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Video “Exploding” Lake to Provide Power in Rwanda

Methane gas from a lake in Rwanda could provide power to millions of people.

The Day in Photos

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this image from the International Space Station and posted it to social media on Sept. 28, 2014, writing, "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange."

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this image from the International Space Station and posted it to social media on Sept. 28, 2014, writing, "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange."

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Caty Weaver talks with visitors about the phrasal verbs commonly used to talk about romance, love, and dating.

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Tuesday, September 30, 1300 UTC: Ashley Thompson talks with you about women and media

Wednesday, October 1, 1900 UTC: Adam Brock explains some American English proverbs

Thursday, October 2, 1300 UTC: Has anyone ever "given you props?" Dr. Jill Robbins explains some slang words used for praise and compliments

Friday, October 3, 1500 UTC: Caty Weaver talks about Phrasal Verbs

 

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