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Audio US Congress Approves Plan to Train Syrian Rebels

Also, Islamic State fighters with tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages in Northern Iraq near the Turkish border. U.S. provides new security assistance to Ukraine. And George Clooney will be honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Award in the Golden Globes. | In the News More


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Hundreds Attend Free Language School in Hanoii
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Two brothers in Vietnam are helping Hanoi’s poorest students by giving classes in English and Japanese.
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Video Hundreds Attend Free Language School in Hanoi

Two brothers in Vietnam are helping Hanoi’s poorest students by giving classes in English and Japanese.
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Video Raw Chocolate May Be Healthier

The experts disagree on the health qualities of chocolate. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest kind available.
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Video Conflicts Place Heavy Demands on World Food Program

The WFP says it has had to use airplanes to transport 50 times more food this year than in the first half of last year.
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Video Use of Public Transportation in US Highest in Almost 60 Years

As Americans move into cities, they are driving less and using subways and buses more; public transportation trips in New York City alone number in the billions.
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Video China's Alibaba to Sell Stock on the New York Stock Exchange

Alibaba could raise $20 billion or more by selling stock to the public in the U.S. The company holds an 80 percent share of China’s online market.

The Day in Photos

Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside of a meeting between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India.

Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside of a meeting between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India.

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Monday, September 22, 1700 UTC: Jonathan Evans hosts an “Open Mic” discussion – Any questions?

Tuesday, September 23, 1300 UTC: Ashley Thompson serves up some yummy Food Idioms

Wednesday, September 24, 1900 UTC: Adam Brock answers questions about American Culture

Thursday, September 25, 1300 UTC: Dr. Jill Robbins welcomes English Teachers to call about Teacher Topics

Friday, September 26, 1500 UTC: Caty Weaver talks about Phrasal Verbs

 

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