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Former General Challenges Widodo's Victory in Indonesia

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (L) gestures as delivers a speech, beside his running mate Jusuf Kalla, on a phinisi boat, a traditional Indonesian ship, at Sunda Kelapa port after he was declared the winner of the presidential elec

07/24/2014
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. More

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 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 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: 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 Malaysian Airliner Shot Down by Missile in Ukraine

All 298 people on a Malaysia Airlines flight died when a missile apparently struck the plane on Thursday. It was traveling from Amsterdam, Holland to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the time. | In the News

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

Audio Boko Haram Attacks Cost Human Lives

Human Rights Watch says the Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram has killed more than 2,000 people in the first six months of this year. It says the group’s attacks are crimes against humanity.

Audio Syrian Widows Face Harder Time as Refugees

Many Syrian men have died in the country’s civil war. Their widows now face even more difficulties as both refugees and leader of their households. | As It Is

Audio Deadly Typhoon Hits Philippines, Heads Toward China

The powerful ocean storm Typhoon Rammasun is heading toward China after killing 38 people in the northern Philippines.

Audio Thailand to Return Myanmar Refugees

Thailand’s military government says it has reached an agreement with Myanmar, also known as Burma, for the return of refugees. The agreement calls for as many as 130,000 people to be sent back to Myanmar. Activists and rights groups say refugees may not be safe returning to the country. | As It Is

Audio China Moves Oil Rig from Disputed Waters

Vietnam’s coast guard says China has moved an oil-drilling structure out of a disputed area of the South China Sea. Vietnam had strongly protested the placement of the structure when it was deployed in May. The action hurt relations between China and Vietnam.

Audio Middle East Cease-Fire Fails

Israeli forces and Palestinian militants intensified attacks on each other Tuesday. Earlier, the Palestinian group Hamas rejected an Egyptian cease-fire plan. Hamas governs the Gaza area from which militants launch rocket attacks against Israel.

Audio Cambodia Security Forces, Opposition Party Clash

Cambodian rights groups said at least 40 people were injured Tuesday in clashes between security guards and protesters in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh. The protesters were demanding the government re-open Freedom Park, the capital’s main protest area.

Audio Nigerian President Promises Malala to Find Kidnapped Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met on Monday with Malala Yousafzai. The young Pakistani activist for women’s rights became famous around the world after the Taliban shot her as she travelled to school. Mr. Jonathan promised to rescue the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Audio Japan Outlaws Owning Child Pornography

Japan recently enacted news laws that makes owning child pornography a crime. Activists are hoping other countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East will follow.

Audio China Looks to Open New Silk Roads

Chinese officials have been campaigning for the establishment of two new trade routes they call the Silk Roads. One of the routes would be a land-based road. The other would be for trade ships at sea.

Audio Move Over World Cup, Time for RoboCup

A major football event will happen in the South American country later this month, but with teams of robots playing the game. The robot teams are guided by teams of humans from around the world. The event is known as RoboCup.

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  • Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (L) gestures as delivers a speech, beside his running mate Jusuf Kalla, on a phinisi boat, a traditional Indonesian ship, at Sunda Kelapa port after he was declared the winner of the presidential elec

    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. More

  • ** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JAN. 13 -- FILE ** Hong Kong's general view is seen in this Nov. 12, 2002 file photo. Hong Kong's spectacular skyline contains some of the most expensive real estate in the world, although prices have fallen dramatically over the pas

    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. More

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    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. More

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    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 More

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    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. More

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