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8:56 PM - 8:57 PM November 25, 2015

Computer Hackers on the Lookout for Amazon Passwords

8:38 PM - 8:41 PM November 25, 2015

Wake Up and Smell the ... Peanut Butter?

8:26 PM - 8:34 PM November 25, 2015

Explaining Thanksgiving

6:38 PM - 6:41 PM November 25, 2015

Who Eats the Most on Thanksgiving? These Americans

6:26 PM - 6:29 PM November 25, 2015

New Scanner Will Look Inside the Human Body

11:25 PM - 11:27 PM November 24, 2015

Americans Warned About Travel Dangers

9:00 PM - 9:05 PM November 24, 2015

Helping Farmers in Central Africa to Plant Peace

8:53 PM - 8:56 PM November 24, 2015

Health Officials Warn of Exploding Turkeys

8:25 PM - 8:28 PM November 24, 2015

Driving Safer, Easier With New Automotive Electronics

8:00 PM - 8:03 PM November 24, 2015

Russian News Media Report Fake Stories

4:12 PM - 4:15 PM November 24, 2015

US Special Forces to Be Deployed Soon to Syria

1:11 PM - 1:12 PM November 24, 2015

Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down at Turkey-Syria Border

12:10 PM - 12:15 PM November 24, 2015

Six Years Later, Philippines Attackers Still Not Punished

8:58 PM - 9:00 PM November 23, 2015

Power Out in Crimea After Lines Blow Up

8:53 PM - 8:55 PM November 23, 2015

Opposition Leader Macri Wins Argentina's Presidential Election

Opposition Leader Macri Wins Argentina's Presidential Election

8:20 PM - 8:22 PM November 23, 2015

Death Toll Continues to Rise After Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide

4:00 PM - 4:01 PM November 22, 2015

China Aid Inflames Vietnamese Lawmakers

11:27 PM - 11:30 PM November 20, 2015

Hostage Situation in Mali, Adele's Album and Katniss Returns

9:38 PM - 9:42 PM November 20, 2015

Pope Francis Makes First Africa Visit

9:37 PM - 9:40 PM November 20, 2015

Many Dead in Attack on Hotel in Mali

Many Dead in Attack on Hotel in Mali

    Audio Ethiopia Seeks Help to Survive Drought

    The people of Ethiopia were nearly wiped out by famine in the early 1980s when 400,000 died. Now, the country faces drought and famine again. 85 percent of the people are farmers, and millions are in need of help. The government is seeking aid. Ethiopia needs $250-million in assista

    Audio Hackers Try to Steal Your Shopping Passwords

    As the holiday shopping season begins, hackers are trying to trick users into revealing their private account information. Last week, hackers tried to trick users into handing over their passwords and user names. Last holiday season, eBay and other online shopping websites were attacked.

    Audio Native Rights Bill in Taiwan Loses Support

    A bill proposes awarding 45 percent of Taiwan’s land to the 2 percent of Taiwanese who are indigenous. They have lived on the island for at least 6,000 years. The Han Chinese arrived in the 1940s after the Chinese civil war. Natives fear the bill is being ignored.

    Video How US Gives Thanks: Food, Football, Parades

    Americans celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Most will eat large meals, usually featuring turkey. Some will pray and give thanks. Some will volunteer. Many will relax with family members and friends. And many will watch football games and big parades.

    Audio Land Shares Help Farmers in Central Africa Plant Peace

    Nearly 200,000 displaced persons fled to camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo because of violence in the east. Most people there say land disputes are one of the root causes of the area’s conflicts. Large landowners have been asked to free up more of their land to individual farmers.

    Audio Health Officials Warn of Exploding Turkeys

    Fried turkey at Thanksgiving started to become popular in the 1980s. This Cajun cooking rage spread into the north United States quickly. But officials warn cooks against putting a frozen or watery turkey into a pot of hot oil. Water and oil don't mix!

    Audio Six Years Later, Philippine Attackers Go Unpunished

    Almost 60 people were killed, many of them reporters, in the country’s worst case of election-related violence. One of the main suspects has died. His son, who is accused in the attack, is running for mayor where the attack took place.

    Audio US Special Forces to Deploy to Syria 'Soon'

    American officials said the special forces troops would train, advise and help anti-IS Arab forces. They did not name a date when American forces would arrive in Syria. But they said fewer than 50 of them would enter northern Syria “very soon.”

    Audio Americans Warned of Travel Dangers

    The U.S. State Department has warned Americans about travel during this busiest travel time of the year. Countries like Belgium and France are on high alert as they look for suspects in the terror attacks on Paris this month.

    Video Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down at Turkey-Syria Border

    A Russian fighter jet was shot down along the border between Turkey and Syria on Tuesday. Russia said the plane was shot down by weapons on the ground. Turkey said its jets shot down the Russian jet after it violated Turkey's airspace.

    Audio Macri Wins Argentina Presidential Election

    Mauricio Macri emerged the victor in presidential elections. Macri won Argentina's historic runoff election against ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, putting an end to Peronist Party rule.

    Audio Korea Celebrates Kimchi-Making Tradition

    Kimchi is a traditional food made from a vegetable called cabbage. The process of making kimchi is an important part of Korean culture. The process is so important that the city of Seoul held a festival this month celebrating it.

    Audio Death Toll Continues to Rise After Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide

    At least 100 bodies have been recovered and 100 are still missing following a landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar Saturday. Rescue workers continued to pull bodies from the landslide on Monday. The area produces some of the highest quality of jade in the world.

    Audio Power Out in Crimea After Lines Blown Up

    Crimea officials declared a state of emergency after power lines were blown up, cutting off electricity to much of the Russian-controlled country. Efforts to restore power were delayed as protestors in the Ukraine temporarily blocked repair crews.

    Audio Pope Francis Makes First Africa Visit

    Pope Francis’ first visit to Africa will take place Nov. 25 to 30. He has drawn large crowds and praise for his progressive statements on global inequality and climate change. But his views on homosexuality may create controversy among some African Catholics.

    Audio China Aid Makes Vietnamese Lawmakers Nervous

    Vietnamese lawmakers say accepting too much aid from China will hurt its ability to hold the region’s strongest country accountable in the future. China has made several investments in its southern neighbor, and that worries some Vietnamese.

    Video Scotch Whisky Seen as Alternative to Climate Changing Fuels

    Waste products from a popular alcoholic drink could be used in the future to make biofuel. Researchers say the new fuel, based on whisky, could reduce demand for oil. They say using less oil could cut pollution that studies have linked to climate change.

    Audio Obama: Lower Tensions in South China Sea

    U.S. President Barack Obama said “bold measures” are needed to ease growing tensions over the South China Sea. China has created artificial islands in the sea and added military installations. Neighboring countries object to the claim and the building of islands.

    Audio How Did Islamic State Get This Big?

    Islamic State militants targeted Paris last week, killing 130 people and injuring many hundreds more. It is also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh. It began in 2003 after US forces invaded Iraq, and has been active in large parts of that country and in Syria since 2013.

    Audio Women-Only Crew Pilots Ethiopian Air Flight

    Ethiopian Airlines made history Wednesday night by sending an all-female crew on a flight from Addis Ababa to Bangkok, Thailand. The flight was the first in the 70-year history of the airline in which the whole crew was female.

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