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4:29 PM - 4:34 PM October 01, 2015

US, Russia Clash on How to End Syrian Conflict

9:23 PM - 9:27 PM September 28, 2015

Kenyan Court Orders Teachers Back to School

2:12 PM - 2:18 PM September 25, 2015

Chinese President Meets with President Obama, US Business Leaders

2:49 PM - 2:54 PM September 21, 2015

UN Nuclear Inspector Reports Progress in Iran Investigation

10:04 PM - 10:06 PM September 17, 2015

In the News September 17, 2015

3:51 PM - 3:58 PM September 17, 2015

No End in Sight to the War in Syria

10:21 PM - 10:24 PM September 16, 2015

Hungarian Police Use Tear Gas and Water Cannon against Asylum-Seekers

11:06 PM - 11:11 PM September 15, 2015

Serbia Says it Cannot Care for More Migrants

10:09 PM - 10:13 PM September 15, 2015

Afghan Refugee Wins UN Award for Girls School

3:20 PM - 3:24 PM September 14, 2015

Taliban Free Hundreds of Prisoners in Afghanistan

2:04 PM - 2:08 PM September 14, 2015

Taliban Free Hundreds of Prisoners in Afghanistan

11:17 PM - 11:24 PM September 11, 2015

Pope Francis to Make Historic Trip to U.S.

8:46 PM - 8:50 PM September 11, 2015

911 anniversary

7:23 PM - 7:27 PM September 11, 2015

Many Issues Meet on Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Many Issues Meet on Europe’s Migrant Crisis

9:17 PM - 9:22 PM September 10, 2015

In the News September 10, 2015

11:07 PM - 11:12 PM September 09, 2015

In the News September 9, 2015

3:33 PM - 3:38 PM September 08, 2015

European Refugee, Migrant Crisis Spills Over into Greece, Macedonia

European Refugee, Migrant Crisis Spills Over into Greece, Macedonia

3:33 PM - 3:39 PM September 04, 2015

What Does China Want?

9:25 PM - 9:28 PM September 03, 2015

In the News September 3, 2015

8:51 PM - 8:55 PM September 02, 2015

In the News September 2, 2015

    Audio US, Russia Clash on How to End Syrian Conflict

    The U.S. and Russia disagree about air strikes Russia is conducting over Syria.

    Audio Chinese President Meets with Obama, US Tech Leaders

    Mr. Xi arrived in the United States on Tuesday for a week-long visit. On Friday, the two presidents were expected to discuss a number of complex issues, including economic policies, human rights, attacks on computer systems and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    Audio UN Nuclear Inspector Reports Progress in Iran Investigation

    Poland Criticizes Refugee Plan; Leftist Syriza Party Wins Vote in Greece; Pope Francis to Travel to Eastern Cuba; US May Not Cast “No” Vote in UN on Cuba Trade; VW Stock Price Drops Sharply | In the News

    Audio No End in Sight to the War in Syria

    About 240,000 people have died in the conflict. Millions more have lost their homes. Russia and Iran continue to support the government of Bashar al-Assad. And thousands continue to flee to Europe. | In the News

    Audio Major Earthquake in Chile Leads to Tsunami Warnings

    Officials in Chile now say at least ten people were killed in a powerful earthquake Wednesday night. Burkina Faso military takes over government. Suicide bombing kills 21 in central Baghdad.

    Audio Hungarian Police Use Force Against Asylum-Seekers

    Also on Wednesday, the United States is considering military talks with Russia on the Syrian conflict; Yemen says its cabinet has returned to the country after spending months in exile in Saudi Arabia; And soldiers from Burkina’s presidential guard have detained the country’s acting prime minister.

    Audio Serbia Says it Cannot Care for More Migrants

    Also on Tuesday, Palestinians and Israeli police clash for a third day in Jerusalem; Thailand links the recent bombing in Bangkok to Uighur traffickers; The United States warns North Korea against “irresponsible provocations” and Generic Electric says it is moving 500 American jobs overseas.

    Audio Taliban Free Hundreds of Prisoners in Afghanistan

    In other news, Egyptian forces kill two Mexicans; Malaysia arrests three people in connection with Bangkok bombing; and, Okinawa governor to cancel permits for new US military base. | In the News

    Audio Many Issues Meet on Europe’s Migrant Crisis

    Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees from conflict areas have entered Europe. The head of the European Commission is calling for European countries to be required to take in refugees. The U.S. recently announced it would take 10,000 Syrian refugees starting next month.

    Audio US Marks 14th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

    U.S. officials and other Americans observed events remembering September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorist al-Qaida supporters used four passenger airplanes to attack U.S. targets in New York and Washington D.C.

    Audio US Senate Democrats Vote to Protect Iran Nuclear Deal

    Also, United States says it plans to accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees in the coming year; 56 Syrian soldiers die in a rebel attack on a Syrian air base; Chinese Premier Li Keqiang confirms ‘difficulties’ facing China’s economy; and heavy rains in central and northern Japan caused major flooding.

    Audio US Promises to Accept More Refugees

    Also on Wednesday, al-Qaida-led rebels seize airport from Syrian forces; The Russian government confirms presence of Russia “military advisors” in Syria; Iran’s top leader rejects talks with the U.S. outside the recent nuclear deal with world powers.

    Audio EU Migrant Crisis Spills into Greece, Macedonia

    Also, Britain’s defense chief warns of more airstrikes on Syria if they stop likely terror attacks against British interests; Turkey’s military carries out more airstrikes against Kurdish militants, and North and South Korea have agreed to restart a program to reunite separated families.

    Video What Does China Want?

    This week, China held a huge military parade to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II. More than 12,000 soldiers took part in the event. It included the first public showing of a new missile that reportedly has the ability to destroy an aircraft carrier. | In The News

    Audio In Hungary, Migrants Seeking to Go West Clash with Police

    Also, China says it will reduce its military by more than 10 percent; South Korea, China and Japan agree to talks; Iran’s Supreme leader says parliament should decide on the nuclear deal with Western Powers, and the U.N. says 13 million children are out of school in the Middle East and N. Africa.

    Audio Migrant Crisis Brings Budapest to Breaking Point

    Also, a U.S. Senator announces her support for the international agreement with Iran; Pope Francis urges Roman Catholic clergymen to forgive women for having an abortion; And, North Korea denies apologizing for a landmine explosion in South Korea

    Audio China's Manufacturing Slowdown Worries Investors

    Also, Europe struggles to deal with a migrant wave; President Obama urges action on climate change; Thai officials arrest a bombing suspect; and protests in Lebanon increase.

    Audio Thai Officials: More Arrest Orders for Bombing Suspects

    Also, US Reportedly Preparing Restrictions on Chinese Individuals, Companies; European minister call for meeting on the “exceptional” migrant crisis in Europe; And Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visits Washington.

    Audio Ten Years after Katrina, New Orleans Is a Different City

    On the anniversary of storm, President Obama and other officials recognize efforts to remake a city famous for its culture and music.

    Audio 50 Migrants Found Dead in a Truck in Austria

    The discovery of up to 50 dead refugees in Austria came on the same day as a European migrant crisis meeting in Vienna. Also in the news, President Barack Obama visits New Orleans ahead of the city's 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; China's stock markets recover after 5 days of losses.

Learn with The News

  • Audio Will Cricket Score Points with Americans?

    Former cricket umpire Dickie Bird rings the bell at Lord's cricket ground in London in May 2015. But do Americans know him or other famous cricketers? Two teams are coming to three US cities in November. They will be led by well-known players Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. | As It Is More

  • Video Cambodian Farmers Plant Less Rice, More Organic Vegetables

    Experts are urging Cambodian farmers to diversify their crops. Most farmers in Cambodia grow rice. Many also may grow cassava and maize. But very few farmers in the country grow other vegetables. And more Cambodians are demanding organic produce. More

  • Britain's Prince Andrew, second left, holds a solar lamp as students and teachers look on during his visit to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, India (file photo – 09 Mar. 2010)

    Audio India to Promote Use of Solar Energy

    Hundreds of villages in rural areas of India use clean energy now, instead of pollution-producing kerosene-powered lamps. But will a rise in energy produced from coal increase greenhouse gases? | As It Is More

  • Audio Air Accidents More Likely in Africa

    Africa has just 5 percent of global air traffic but 20 percent of accidents and deaths. Power losses, animals on runways are some of the problems air-safety experts hope to solve. | As It Is More

  • Audio Are Glass Skywalks in China Safe?

    In central China, people fled from a glass skywalk after parts of the structure broke up. People are sharing images of the cracks on the Internet. While no one was injured, this incident has people asking – is such a walkway safe? More

Featured Stories

  • Audio Bernie Sanders: Giving Hillary Clinton a Run for her Money

    Who is the man disrupting the “coronation” of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party nominee for president? Who is Bernie Sanders? He is a self-described “democratic socialist,” who is filling large halls and stadiums with people who are drawn to his message. More

  • Audio Weasel, Duck, Dog: Animals That Are Also Verbs

    Enough horsing around! We finally stop floundering and deliver this week's program, even though it means scapegoating one of our own. Don't be cowed by the topic: these words are fun and will not outfox you. More

  • Audio Everyday Grammar: When Nouns Act Like Adjectives

    English speakers usually modify a noun with an adjective. Today the Everyday Grammar team looks at the times English speakers modify a noun with another noun. Learn how to say and write them correctly in this episode. More

  • Video A Taste of Japan at the ‘Grand Sake Tasting’

    Jasmine Taylor pours sake at the Grand Sake Tasting in Washington, D.C. Japanese music played while people drank rice wine and ate traditional food. This celebration raised money for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. More

  • Video Who Goes to a Rock Concert With Their Mother? Millennials!

    When musicians over the age of 50 are the star performers, you expect to see many Baby Boomers cheering them on. Aging rock music stars usually have Baby Boomer fans. Younger rock stars are more likely to appeal to Millennials. But at the Lockn' Music festival, two generations came together. More

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