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8:52 PM - 8:58 PM May 16, 2014

Chinese Worker Killed in Vietnam Protest


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12:40 AM - 12:45 AM April 26, 2014

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8:43 PM - 8:48 PM April 18, 2014

Hopes Decrease in Search for Survivors of S. Korean Ferry

Almost 270 people, mostly high school students, are still missing after the South Korean ferry disaster. But hopes of finding more survivors are decreasing.


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM April 12, 2014

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8:49 PM - 8:54 PM April 11, 2014

China and US Seek Closer Military Ties, Differences Remain

    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.

    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 US, China Discuss Cyber Security, Chinese Territorial Claims

    The two sides appeared to make little progress on a number of security and economic issues. Some see economic cooperation as important to improved relations. | In the News

    Audio What’s Next for ISIL and Iraq?

    Sunni militants are threatening Baghdad and the region with its recent successes. And the declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" is of concern to al-Qaida, its one-time ally. | In the News

    Audio Republicans Blame Obama for Child Immigrants

    This year, 52,000 children have entered the United States from Mexico without a family member or guardian. The children are mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. U.S. border patrol agents detain most of the boys and girls. | In the News

    Audio Obama Sending 300 Military Advisers to Iraq

    President Barack Obama has announced a plan to help the Iraqi government stop spreading unrest in the country. His plan is aimed at increasing intelligence-gathering and improving security in Iraq. It also includes sending up to 300 United States military advisers. | In the News

    Audio Obama Rules Out US Ground Troops in Iraq

    Islamic militants have been seizing more territory in Iraq. The group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant vowed to march into Baghdad. Obama ruled out sending in U.S. ground troops but would consider a "range of options."

    Audio Effects of Taliban Prisoner Release Unclear

    Last weekend, the only American soldier held in Afghanistan was freed in exchange for five Afghans. The five had been detained at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. | In The News

    Audio Obama Defends US Foreign Policy

    The president used a speech at the U.S. Military Academy to defend his foreign policy. Critics have called that policy unclear and weak. | In The News

    Audio US Naval Presence ‘Shaping Events’ in South China Sea

    The Chief of Naval Operations, Jonathan Greenert, says the deployment of US forces to East Asia and the Pacific is a ‘long-term effort.’ He also says he hopes the US Navy will be able to expand cooperation with India after the new government takes office. | In The News

    Audio Chinese Worker Killed in Vietnam Protest

    Vietnamese officials say a Chinese worker was killed and more than 100 other people injured in a riot at a steel factory. The protests began after China set up an oil rig in waters claimed by both countries. | In The News

    Audio Nigeria Welcomes Help in Search for Kidnapped Students

    The militant Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria last month. The group’s leader has threatened to sell the girls “in the marketplace.” | In The News

    Audio Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Helicopters

    Russia says it has the right to invade eastern Ukraine if needed to protect Russian speakers. The U.S. and its European allies hope for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. | In The News

    Audio Security Concerns Raised on Obama’s Asian Trip

    It has been nearly three years since President Barack Obama announced his "Asian pivot." The U.S. president and Asian allies talk about China’s military expansion and North Korea’s nuclear program. | In The News

    Audio Hopes Decrease in Search for Survivors of South Korean Ferry

    Almost 270 people, mostly high school students, are still missing after the South Korean ferry disaster. But hopes of finding more survivors are decreasing. | In the News

    Audio China and US Seek Closer Military Ties, But Differences Remain

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to China this week was an example of efforts by the two sides to expand military ties. But the trip also demonstrated some of their sharp differences. | In The News

    Audio Two Powerful Earthquakes Strike Chile

    The United States Geological Survey says a 7.8 magnitude earthquake was reported late Wednesday in an area near Chile’s northern coast. On Tuesday, a strong 8.2 earthquake hit the area. The quake was felt as far away as Bolivia and Peru. | In The News

    Audio Search for Malaysian Airplane Ends Third Week

    The airplane, its 239 passengers and crew members disappeared on a flight from Malaysia to China. On Friday, Australian officials said new evidence has led them to move the search area about 1,100 kilometers to the northeast in the Indian Ocean. | In The News

    Audio Will Sanctions Against Russia Work?

    The United States and European nations are considering new ways to punish Russia for supporting the recent referendum in Crimea. Crimean voters chose last weekend to leave Ukraine and join Russia | In The News

    Audio How Can Air Traffic Controllers Lose a Plane?

    The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 expanded this week. The plane disappeared last Saturday on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. | In The News

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