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As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.

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10:30 PM - 10:39 PM July 25, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


6:31 PM - 6:34 PM July 25, 2014

French President Says One Black Box Found from Missing Airplane in West Africa

French President Says One Black Box Found from Missing Airplane in West Africa


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM July 24, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


2:06 PM - 2:09 PM July 24, 2014

Listen to this story as you read it: UN Agency Warns of Link Between Ebola and Bats


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM July 23, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


8:41 PM - 8:51 PM July 23, 2014


8:01 PM - 8:05 PM July 23, 2014

Listen to this story as you read it: Former General Challenges Vote Count in Indonesia


7:57 PM - 8:01 PM July 23, 2014

Listen to this story as you read it: Former Army General Prabowo Subianto Challenges Vote Count in I


3:30 PM - 3:33 PM July 23, 2014

Listen to this story as you read it: Two Ukrainian Military Jets Shot Down


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM July 22, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


9:29 PM - 9:39 PM July 22, 2014


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM July 21, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


10:00 PM - 10:10 PM July 21, 2014


12:30 AM - 12:39 AM July 21, 2014

As It Is - July 21, 2014 - US: No Rush to Move in Iraq, and UN Warns on Digital Spying


12:30 AM - 12:32 AM July 21, 2014

Listen to this Story as You Read It: US: No Rush to Move in Iraq


12:30 AM - 12:34 AM July 21, 2014

Listen to this Story as You Read It: UN Warns on Digital Spying


10:30 PM - 10:38 PM July 20, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


7:15 PM - 7:24 PM July 20, 2014


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM July 19, 2014

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


11:53 PM - 11:57 PM July 18, 2014

Afghan President Supports International Help in Disputed Election

Afghan President Supports International Help in Disputed Election

    US, Russian Oil Partnership Continues Despite Sanctions

    Exxon and Rosneft's move of the oil drilling rig to the Artic had been planned for some time. But increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia mean that it has attracted international observation.

    Audio AIDS Researcher Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash

    Several medical researchers were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down July 17 in eastern Ukraine. The researchers were traveling to a yearly international conference on AIDS. Among those killed was Dr. Joep Lange, a top AIDS researcher.

    Audio Is Air Travel Safe?

    Last week, Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers and crew. On Wednesday, July 23, two Ukrainian military planes were shot down in the same airspace. And now an Air Algeria plane crashed in Mali.

    Audio Black Box Recovered at Air Algerie Crash Site

    French President Francois Hollande said French soldiers have reached the area where an Air Algerie passenger airplane crashed in northern Mali. He said soldiers had recovered one of the plane’s flight recorders. The airplane carried at least 116 people including the crew.

    Audio China Arrests Five Involved in Meat Scandal

    Chinese police have arrested five employees of a Shanghai-based food supplier. This food supplier is accused of selling old, or expired, meat to several fast food chains in China. These fast food chains include two of the biggest -- McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    Audio Housing Costs Push Hong Kong Residents to the Rooftop

    Rising housing prices in Hong Kong are hurting low-income residents. Many people who live in the city are being forced into unsafe and illegal living situations. Some Hong Kong residents have built low-cost dwellings on the roofs --top levels -- of high buildings.

    Audio Former General Challenges Widodo's Victory in Indonesia

    Former Army General Prabowo Subianto will ask the country’s Constitutional Court to overturn the vote count. The announcement came a day after the country’s election commission named former Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo the winner of the July 9th vote for president.

    Audio Former Agent Blames Politics for US Immigration Crisis

    A former U.S. immigration officer says actions being taken by Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border may be causing people to believe differently. The Obama administration says as many as 90,000 children might try to enter the United States illegally from Mexico this year.

    Audio Two Military Jets Shot Down in Eastern Ukraine

    Incidents happened near where a Malaysian passenger plane was shot down earlier this month | As It Is

    Audio Obama’s Weak Poll Ratings Worry Democrats

    This is a congressional election year in the United States. Some Democratic Party candidates are concerned about President Obama’s unpopularity could hurt the Democrats’ chances to keep control of the Senate.

    Audio NASA: Close to Discovering Life in Outer Space

    NASA scientists say they are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. That search is centered mostly on Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. But the scientists are looking for life outside the solar system.

    Audio Kerry: Hamas Can End Crisis with Ceasefire

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing worse by the day. But, he says Hamas can end the suffering by agreeing to an Egyptian-led ceasefire.

    Audio Cambodian Rivals to Meet on Political Crisis

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 22. They hope to settle the year-long political crisis that led to violent protests and arrests.

    Audio Afghan's Karzai Accepts Help in Disputed Election

    Hamid Karzai told VOA that he accept a deal to resolve quickly the dispute between the top two candidates.

    Audio US Jury Orders Tobacco Firm to Pay Billions to Widow

    A jury in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida has ordered the country's second largest cigarette maker to pay $23.6 billion to the widow of a smoker. The jury also ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $16.8 million in compensatory damages.

    Audio UN Warns on Digital Spying

    Report warns many countries are taking part in digital spying too often and on too many people | As It Is

    Audio Los Angeles Considers Giving Fines for Illegal Watering

    California is in its third year of drought, or lack of rain. Farmers in California’s Central Valley have suffered major reductions in the amount of water they can use. The cuts are threatening agriculture, one of the state’s major industries.

    Audio US: No Rush to Move in Iraq

    The United States has decided to wait a while before it decides what to do about the political crisis in Iraq | As It Is

    Audio Space Race is No More, 45 Years after Moon Landing

    The Space Race began in the 1950s between the US and the Soviet Union. The fierce competition between the two countries led to the US landing on the moon on July 20, 1969. | As It Is

    Audio Hong Kong Asks for Election Reform

    The Hong Kong government is asking the Chinese government for permission to make major changes to its elections process | As It Is

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  • The logo of Russia's top crude producer Rosneft is seen on a price information board of a gasoline station in Moscow July 17, 2014.

    US, Russian Oil Partnership Continues Despite Sanctions

    Exxon and Rosneft's move of the oil drilling rig to the Artic had been planned for some time. But increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia mean that it has attracted international observation. More

  • Flowers are laid as tributes to those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at the base of a large sign for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne July 20, 2014. At least six people aboard the flight, including Joep Lange, a leading li

    Audio AIDS Researcher Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash

    Several medical researchers were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down July 17 in eastern Ukraine. The researchers were traveling to a yearly international conference on AIDS. Among those killed was Dr. Joep Lange, a top AIDS researcher. More

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, with Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Araby, far left, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, second right, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaks at a hotel in Cairo, Egypt, July 25, 2

    Audio Kerry Presses on with Cease-fire, Death Toll Rises in Gaza

    America's top diplomat said "This is a broad effort. At this moment we are working toward a brief, seven-day cease-fire in honor of Eid." The holiday of Eid marks the end of the Muslim observance of Ramadan. He stood next to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri as he spoke in Cairo. More

  • A man stands in his backyard and looks at the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 24, 2014.

    Audio Is Air Travel Safe?

    Last week, Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers and crew. On Wednesday, July 23, two Ukrainian military planes were shot down in the same airspace. And now an Air Algeria plane crashed in Mali. More

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    Audio Black Box Recovered at Air Algerie Crash Site

    French President Francois Hollande said French soldiers have reached the area where an Air Algerie passenger airplane crashed in northern Mali. He said soldiers had recovered one of the plane’s flight recorders. The airplane carried at least 116 people including the crew. More

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