Former cricket umpire Dickie Bird rings the bell at Lord's cricket ground in London in May 2015. But do Americans know him or other famous cricketers? Two teams are coming to three US cities in November. They will be led by well-known players Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. | As It Is
For part of her life, Sylvia Jackson stopped speaking her native language, Navajo. Like many Native American children, she had little chance to speak her language. Today, she is a Navajo language instructor in Holbrook, Arizona. She finds herself at the forefront of keep her language alive. More
Africa has just 5 percent of global air traffic but 20 percent of accidents and deaths. Power losses, animals on runways are some of the problems air-safety experts hope to solve. | As It Is More
Nations are reacting to the Asia-Pacific free trade agreement reached by the United States and 11 nations in the area. The agreement has taken years to negotiate. President Obama has voiced strong support for the measure while U.S. lawmakers have reacted cautiously to the complex agreement. More
A new study suggests that selling only cigarettes with very low nicotine levels may actually help people stop smoking. Researchers studied more than 800 smokers. However, cigarette replacements, like e-cigarettes, have not reduced nicotine addiction or tobacco use. More
Last weekend, groups of surfers and their dogs took to the waves in the seventh “Surf City Surf Dog” competition. It took place at Huntington Dog Beach, a short drive from Los Angeles, California. More
Who is the man disrupting the “coronation” of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party nominee for president? Who is Bernie Sanders? He is a self-described “democratic socialist,” who is filling large halls and stadiums with people who are drawn to his message. More
Not many animals give so much life when it dies as whales do. Whales live on average between 50 to 70 years. When they die, they sink to the ocean floor. There they supply food and shelter (room and board) to creatures for decades more. Necessary words to understand this article are carcass, decay a More
The Liger Learning Center says it wants to transform education in Cambodia with technology and a modern approach to teaching and learning. More
VOA's Anna Matteo interviews colleague Kelly Jean Kelly on her recent expedition. This month Kelly followed the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hear some stories she brought back with her. And learn the difference among road trip, business trip and expedition, as well as other words! More
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