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In the News

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What is Next for US-Israeli Relations?


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Iran Tries to Stop Birth Rate From Declining Further


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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?


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Zimbabwe Lion Breeding


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4:24 PM - 4:30 PM March 09, 2015

US, Allies Weigh Iran Nuclear Deal

US, Allies Weigh Iran Nuclear Deal


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM March 07, 2015

In the News

In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.

    Audio Co-Pilot Purposely Crashed Germanwings Plane

    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.

    Audio Israeli PM: Iran Nuclear Talks Are a ‘Very Bad Deal’

    Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to US lawmakers Tuesday. Also in the news, Sec. of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif meet for a second day to discuss Iran's nuclear program; Russia blocks European leaders from Nemtsov funeral; and North Korea says joint military exercises could spark war

    Audio Kerry Deplores Rights Violation in Eastern Ukraine

    Also, Kerry called for investigation in Nemtsov's death and defended Israel at the UN. Iraqi forces have launched an offensive against Islamic State fighters. And, North Korean has fired missiles into the sea in an apparent protest against joint U.S. and South Korean exercises.

    Video Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Working to Rebuild Russian Power

    Experts say Russian President Vladimir Putin is a product of the collapse of the Soviet Union. They say he believes he is the only person who can lead the Russian nation and re-establish it as a world power. But some observers say he appears to be a lonely and unhappy man.

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  • Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin (C) with Gen. David Galtier (R) holds a press conference in Marseille, southern France, March 26, 2015.

    Audio Co-Pilot Purposely Crashed Germanwings Plane

    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. More

  • Video NASA to Study Astronaut on Yearlong Mission in Space

    US astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to go to the International Space Station for a second time. Scientists hope the yearlong mission will provide important information about the physical and mental effects of living in space for a long period and pave the way for a future piloted flight to Mars. More

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    Audio UN: African Nations Should Change 'Pursuit' Laws

    Officials say terrorism suspects are escaping by fleeing across national borders. Police are often not permitted to follow them. The United Nations wants to keep terrorists from fleeing to safety by crossing into another country. | As It Is More

  • French prosecutor of Marseille Brice Robin, flanked by General David Galtier (R), speaks to the press on March 26, 2015 in Marignane airport near the French southern city of Marseille.

    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 More

  • Audio More Assertive Japan Before Abe's US Visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making plans for a state visit to the United States. Mr. Abe will travel to Washington next month for talks with President Barack Obama. The two leaders are expected to discuss a number of issues, including the security alliance between their countries. More

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  • 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

  • An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi, Feb. 10, 2014.

    Audio Too Much Gaming is a Pain in the Neck

    Smartphones and other electronic devices, or gadgets, are becoming more affordable. Children in India are using them more and more. Doctors say children who spend long hours playing video games are increasingly showing signs of physical deformities, meaning their bodies are not growing properly. More

  • Video Secrets of a Saddle-Maker

    People began riding horses thousands of years ago. Saddles for horseback riding were invented soon after. Today, many companies manufacture saddles. But it is rare to find someone who designs and makes these products by hand. American Keith Valley is one of the few. More

  • Video Graphene: The Material of the 21st Century

    Graphene is a type of graphite mineral. Experts often call it 'The Material of the 21st Century' because of its special properties. Some U.S. companies are already using graphene for new technology products. Graphene is often described as a one-atom-thick layer of carbon. More

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