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Saudi-led Airstrikes in Yemen Aim to Stop Rebels

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What is Next for US-Israeli Relations?


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5:50 PM - 5:55 PM March 16, 2015

US, Iranian Diplomats Continue Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program

US, Iranian Diplomats Continue Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program


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9:01 PM - 9:07 PM March 13, 2015

Who Controls US Foreign Policy: Congress or the President?


9:05 PM - 9:09 PM March 12, 2015

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    Audio Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Admits Defeat

    Also, Iranian and U.S. negotiators agree to take more time to try to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear program; new U.S. Treasury sanctions target Syrian official and companies; and the government of Myanmar and representatives from 16 major ethnic rebel groups sign a draft cease-fire accord.

    Audio Difference Remains in Iran's Nuclear Talks

    How to dispose of Iran’s nuclear materials remains a barrier. Also, Arab-coalition airstrikes continue in Yemen; France's Socialist Party faces election losses; Nigerians vote for president; the U.S. and South Korea hold joint military exercises; and blogger killed in Bangladesh.

    Audio Saudi-led Airstrikes in Yemen Aim to Stop Rebels

    Yemen Foreign Minister Riyadh Yasin said the Houthi rebels should weaken after two days of air strikes from a coalition of Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia. The coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf kingdoms, is trying to bring Yemen’s internationally recognized government back to power.

    Audio Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Hid Illness

    France says it appears a Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz purposely caused the deadly crash in the French Alps Tuesday. He was alone in the cockpit when he flew the plane into the ground. Also in the news, Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen; Uganda warns of possible al-Shabab attacks.

    Audio French Official: Co-Pilot 'Deliberately' Crashed Plane

    French officials say they have gathered usable sound recording from the black box of the airplane that crashed in France Tuesday. Also in the news, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses the U.S. Congress; Houthi militia in Yemen capture airport in Aden; Italy arrests three men for ISIS recruiting

    Audio French Officials Say No Survivor in Plane Crash

    An airplane carrying 150 passengers and crew crashed Tuesday in the French Alps. The plane was traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. Also in the news, President Obama and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani meet at the White House; Shi’ite rebels clash with opposing militias in Yemen.

    Audio Yemen Asks for Help As Rebels Head South

    Yemen’s Foreign Minister Riyadh Yasin asked the Gulf Cooperation Council for help with troops to control the Houthi’s expansion. Afghan leaders want slower withdrawal of US forces. Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced campaign for president. Okinawa governor stops work on US military base.

    Video What Is Next for US-Israeli Relations?

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will be able to form a government after elections in Israel. He appears to back away from a statement he made before the elections in which he said he would not support a separate Palestinian state. | In the News

    Audio ‘Islamic State’ Claims Responsibility for Tunisia Attack

    Twenty-three people died in the attack on Tunisia’s national museum. Tunisian officials say they have arrested nine people in connection with the raid. An unidentified airplane attacked the official home of Yemen’s president on Thursday. A presidential aide reportedly said Abd-Rabbu is safe.

    Audio Tunisian Officials: 22 People Killed in Museum Attack

    Among the dead are 17 Europeans. Also in the news, Israel announces its election results, and the Nigerian army says it has found no evidence showing what happened to more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Japanese police say they are investigating death threats against United States diplomats.

    Audio Netanyahu to Form New Government with Election Win

    Also in the news, Pakistan executes 12 people in one day; Iranian official says understanding is reached at talks in Switzerland; and emergency teams continue to struggle to reach victims of storm in Vanuatu. | In the News

    Audio US, Iranian Diplomats Continue Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program

    Also, US Secretary of State John Kerry says US must reach an agreement with Syria's leader; Cyclone Pam struck the Pacific Island of Vanuatu; Brazilians take to the streets demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff; Israel's election remains too close to call and other stories.

    Video Who Controls US Foreign Policy: Congress or the President?

    A letter signed by 47 Republican Senators says any deal without Congressional approval could be changed by a future president or Congress. Obama administration officials say the letter hurts sensitive negotiations and interferes with executive power. | In the News

    Audio Police Shot and Wounded in Ferguson, Missouri

    The shooting happened near the city's police headquarters during a protest. Both officers are expected to recover. Also in the news, Iraqi forces continue their offensive to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State militants; and Somali sources say a US drone appears to have hit its Al-Shabab target.

    Audio US Officials Meet About Plans to Fight Islamic State

    A U.S. Senate committee is studying the president’s request to use force against Islamic State militants. Also on Wednesday, Iraqi forces enter Tikrit; Nigeria’s president says Boko Haram received training from the Islamic State; and Nemtsov murder suspect may have admitted to murder after torture.

    Multimedia Myanmar Police Clash with Students

    Also, Iran’s Foreign Minister says a letter from American lawmakers suggests the United States is untrustworthy. The wife of Ivory Coast’s president is sentenced to 20 years in prison. United States Ambassador to South Korea has been released from a hospital after knife attack.

    Audio US, Allies Weigh Iran Nuclear Deal

    Also, a court in Russia says a Chechen police commander admitted involvement in the killing of Boris Nemstov; South Korea’s president visits U.S. Ambassador in Seoul after attack; Activists say airstrikes against an oil refinery in Syria have killed 30.

    Video A Year Later, Still No Word on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared one year ago on a flight from Malaysia to China. The flight was carrying 239 people. Malaysian officials have declared the plane’s disappearance an accident. But families with loved ones on the plane still want to know exactly what happened.

    Audio US Ambassador to South Korea Injured in Attack

    Ambassador Mark Lippert is said to be in stable condition after a man in Seoul stabbed him. Ambassador Lippert was left with 80 stitches in his face. In other news, Liberia has released its last confirmed Ebola patient. The World Health Organization said Liberia reported no new cases last week.

    Audio At Least 33 Dead in Ukraine Mine Explosion

    A coal mine exploded early Wednesday in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Also in the news, the US Justice Department released its Ferguson police department report; China has announced it will increase its military spending by 10 percent; and Mexico captured a Zetas drug leader.

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  • Audio Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Admits Defeat

    Also, Iranian and U.S. negotiators agree to take more time to try to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear program; new U.S. Treasury sanctions target Syrian official and companies; and the government of Myanmar and representatives from 16 major ethnic rebel groups sign a draft cease-fire accord. More

  • Starbucks' April Fools' Day prank: New giant and very tiny coffee cups

    Video A Day for Fools

    April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. In France, it’s called Poisson d’Avril or “Fish of April.” In Scotland, the holiday is often called “Gowkie Day.” In Iraq, it is called Kithbet Neesan or “April Lie.” In the U.S., it is a day of joking and playing tricks on friends. More

  • Audio Tensions Rise Again over Falkland Islands

    Britain and Argentina went to war for the territory in 1982. The British win helped the country's government win re-election. Argentina says Britain's move to increase security on the islands now is political and provocative. Argentina has officially protested to several international organizations. More

  • Audio UN Agency Questions Thailand’s Air Safety

    The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reported “significant safety concerns” with Thailand’s air safety practices last week. The negative report may prevent some flights from coming out of the kingdom and forced Thailand’s government to deal quickly with the results on Monday. More

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    Video US Restaurant Serves Medieval Art of Fighting

    European martial arts, unlike popular Asian martial arts, are not widely practiced and are unknown to most people. But, a restaurant near Washington is the center of an effort to make the Medieval fighting skill more popular. More

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  • Health workers take a blood sample from a child in Gusau, northern Nigeria.

    Audio Study: Women Prefer to Go to Female Health Workers

    A study in mainly Islamic communities in northern Nigeria found that women were more likely to see female health care workers. Male health workers do travel from town to town, but many women patients do not want to talk with a man about their own health care needs. More

  • A woman wakes up on downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row, March 7, 2013.

    Video Community Center Helps Women on Skid Row

    Many homeless people live in the “Skid Row” area of Los Angeles, California. These men and women have no permanent place to live. Skid Row is a place where many social service groups can be found. They work to help the homeless find work and a place to live. One such organization works with women. More

  • Audio New Treatment for AIDS Called a ‘Big Deal’

    Read on to learn words like mutate, neutralize and antiretroviral as you learn how researchers have found a way to trick HIV, the virus causing AIDS, into killing itself. The difficulty level might be high as this article describes what happens when a genetically modified cell becomes an HIV killer. More

  • Video Angelina Jolie Has Second Surgery to Prevent Cancer

    The 39-year-old actress published a piece in The New York Times about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to protect herself from cancer. She had a double mastectomy two years ago for the same reason. The latest surgery leaves the mother of six unable to have more children. More

  • Space Rocket to Launch Weather Satellite Into Deep Space

    Video Satellite Will Watch Sun Storms, Send Warnings to Earth

    Strong storms on the sun can cause problems for satellites, radio communications and even airplane travel. A satellite is now traveling 1.5 million kilometers to enter the sun’s orbit, just in time to observe the extreme weather on the sun at its most violent time the sun’s 11-year cycle. More

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