August 22, 2014 06:26 UTC

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Audio China Targets Corrupt Officials

China is continuing an anti-corruption efforts by targeting officials who have family members and property outside the country. People in China are asking how many officials have moved money out of the country, and how likely it is that they will be caught. More


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Kevin Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus, smiles during a press conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 21, 2014. The American doctor along with a second American aid worker who contracted Ebola treating victims of t

Audio US Ebola Patients Released, Cleared of Virus

Two Americans who became sick with the deadly Ebola virus have been released from the hospital in Atlanta. Tests showed they were free of the disease. Islamic State group demanded $132 Million ransom for executed U.S. journalist. New president in Indonesia and new Prime Minister in Thailand. More


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US Economy Expands Sharply from April to Junei
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08/22/2014
United States exports grew sharply, businesses bought goods for resale and state and local governments increased spending.
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Video US Economy Expands Sharply from April to June

United States exports grew sharply, businesses bought goods for resale and state and local governments increased spending.
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Video Thousands of Africans Are Studying in China

Chinese officials say more than 35,000 Africans were studying in China at the end of last year.
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Video Marijuana Could Be an Effective Epilepsy Treatment

A new type of medical marijuana grown in Colorado is proving to be effective in treating epilepsy in children. Doctors, activists and even families are urging the federal government to conduct more research.
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Video Can the World Support Its Huge Demand for Fish

The World Bank predicts that by 2030, 70 percent of the demand for fish will come from Asian countries.
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Video Indonesian Smartphone Use Rises

A Nielsen Indonesia study said smartphone ownership in Indonesia has increased by five percent since 2012.

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Grammar Check: Can and Mayi
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07/28/2014
Watch this video to learn when you should use the words "Can" and "May".

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