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US Senate Committee Approves Trade Promotion Authority Bill
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More US students are learning Korean. Why the increase? Experts say one reason is the popularity of K-pop music and Korean videos. Another is the number of young Korean-Americans who want to learn about their culture and speak to older family members who do not speak English.
The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has led to growing concern about another disease: rabies from wild dogs. Many owners fear their dogs could infect them with Ebola, so they have freed the animals. As a result, the stray dog population and number of rabies cases are increasing.
The social network Facebook reported that it now has 1.44 billion monthly active users (MAU) worldwide. That is 50 million more users than the population of China and over 188 million more than India’s population. Facebook also reported that 75 percent of its users access the site via mobile device
The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth since 1990. Hubble has provided amazing pictures of space over the past 25 years. But as NASA officials mark the anniversary, work on the new James Webb Space Telescope continues.
India is one of the world’s biggest importers of weapons. Now, it wants to expand its weapons industry and supply them to other nations. The U.S. supports the move for economic and strategic reasons. Most industry experts do not think India will be a major player in global weapons exports soon.
Friday, Turkey marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The Ottoman Turks defeated a British-led invasion, but later lost the war. Also on Friday, Armenians around the world will mark 100 years since the killings of large numbers of Armenians by the Ottomans.
Turkey is officially a secular country. But 99 percent of the population is Muslim. The country’s atheists -- those who do not believe in God -- say they have started to feel more threatened and unsafe. They say the country’s pro-Islamist government has caused a rise in intolerance towards atheists.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a list of the top 10 countries where reporters are the most-severely limited. Eritrea and North Korea are at the top of the list. The eight others are China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Burma and Cuba.
About 20 million people around the world were mobilized on the first Earth Day in 1970. This year, more than one billion people are planning to take action to protect the planet. The events will be large and small. There will be community tree plantings, coastal cleanups and many outdoor parties.
Sea pirate attacks are increasing again, especially off the coasts of Indonesia and Vietnam. Pirate attacks had decreased in recent years. But, a new report finds sea robberies and hijackings rose 10 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2014.
Western advertising and public relations agencies are increasingly joining with African advertising companies. They are working together to attract international businesses that want to advertise products or services in Africa. Africa has been considered the last frontier for consumer markets.
The training operation is bigger and more complex this year. Military officials from both countries say the exercises do not target any one country. A US general says the effort involves bringing land and sea forces together for training on amphibious landings, 'live fire' drills and other skills.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Pakistan for trade talks. The two sides hope to revive the Silk Road – the series of roads once used to connect East Asia to trading partners in the West. China has agreed to invest $46 billion in energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan.
As we age, we often take longer to recover from injuries. That is, for some people. After a Japanese woman suffered a knee injury, she became a competitive swimmer – at age 88! Learn some great swimming terms as well as the special term for people older than 100.
Prime Minister Abe to visit US this month. US officials see Japan as an important partner in East Asia and the Western Pacific, and welcome Japan’s more active involvement in world affairs. US congressman calls Japan "our most trusted ally in the Pacific region."
IHS Global Insight says Indonesia will have a larger gross domestic product than Russia by 2021. And it says Indonesia’s growing middle class will make the country the largest consumer market among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Around the world, people are excited for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The host city for the events is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is known as Cidade Maravilhosa – the Marvelous City – because of its beautiful landscapes. But one body of water in Rio, Guanabara Bay, is not so marvelous.
Jean-Michael Cousteau and his team used an IMAX camera to produce a 40-minute documentary about the world’s oceans. The film shows how the smallest life in the sea is important to the survival of all life on the planet. There are also thousands, maybe millions of species not yet identified.
Army expects nearly 20 women will begin the difficult training on Monday; it says they will have to meet the same standards as men to graduate from course. Opinion study of male troops finds many do not think women should be Rangers. The Army says those who graduate will be Rangers.
One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure for A local recycling company in San Francisco called Recology. The company created a program to give artists the opportunity to re-use unwanted objects. It shows how a little imagination can change one person’s trash into another’s art work.
EU leaders met this week to discuss ways to stop criminals from putting the migrants on unsafe boats. Ships carrying migrants have sunk in the Mediterranean, killing hundreds. They are fleeing conflict and hardship in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. More
More US students are learning Korean. Why the increase? Experts say one reason is the popularity of K-pop music and Korean videos. Another is the number of young Korean-Americans who want to learn about their culture and speak to older family members who do not speak English. More
The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has led to growing concern about another disease: rabies from wild dogs. Many owners fear their dogs could infect them with Ebola, so they have freed the animals. As a result, the stray dog population and number of rabies cases are increasing. More
European Union leaders are considering a plan to fix Europe’s migrant shipwreck crisis. Over 800 was killed in the shipwreck last weekend. Loretta Lynch confirmed as next US attorney general. She will be the first black woman to hold the position. | In the News More
The social network Facebook reported that it now has 1.44 billion monthly active users (MAU) worldwide. That is 50 million more users than the population of China and over 188 million more than India’s population. Facebook also reported that 75 percent of its users access the site via mobile device More
The new Disneynature film “Monkey Kingdom” centers on a troop of tocque macaques that live in a special place in Sri Lanka. The animals live under a strict social order. New mother Maya is low on that order and struggles for survival with her newborn, Kip. Danger and drama define their existence. More
Today we complete the story of Benito Cereno, written by Herman Melville. As we told you in earlier parts of our story, rebel slaves seized the ship San Dominick off the coast of Chile. They killed many of its officers and crew. The captain, Benito Cereno, was ordered to sail to Senegal. But... More
The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth since 1990. Hubble has provided amazing pictures of space over the past 25 years. But as NASA officials mark the anniversary, work on the new James Webb Space Telescope continues. More
Happy English Language Day! English Language Day is celebrated each year on April 23 – the date when tradition says William Shakespeare was born. Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language. His plays continue to be published, performed in theaters and movies. More
One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music. This is according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing. More