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Pro-Democracy Protest Grows in Hong Kong


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Activist's Death Affects Indonesian Democratic Progress


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How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?


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In the News

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


7:39 PM - 7:46 PM September 12, 2014

US Estimate of Islamic State Fighters Rising


10:07 PM - 10:11 PM September 11, 2014


2:03 AM - 2:07 AM September 11, 2014

    Video Hong Kong Protesters, Officials Dig In

    The Occupy Central protest group has said it will announce plans for the group’s next action on Wednesday if Hong Kong’s leader does not resign by October 1st. It also said the official, Leung Chun-ying, must meet demands for fair elections by that day.

    Audio Pro-Democracy Protest Grows in Hong Kong

    Thousands of Hong Kong protesters have ignored government calls to leave the streets to permit the return of public transport services. Police clashed with the protestors overnight when they tried to end the unrest that had spread over the weekend. | In the News

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    Audio Activist's Death Affects Indonesian Democratic Progress

    Munir Said Thalib was killed in September, 2004. His death remains unsolved, but not forgotten. Indonesia is now preparing to swear-in a new president, Joko Widodo. Observers say the case is a test for Indonesia and the new president. | In The News

    Audio US Is Hopeful for Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Also, President Obama warns world leaders that Ebola is becoming threat to world security. And, Nigeria says Boko Haram has released a young woman hostage | In the News

    Audio Obama Appeals to UN in Effort Against IS Militants

    Obama also laid out his vision for U.S. leadership in a changing world. Algerian militants beheaded a French tourist. And Hong Kong students marched to protest against China's policy. | In the News

    Audio US, Arab Allies Bomb Militant Targets in Syria

    At the U.N. Climate Summit, Obama and other world leaders are calling for a new international agreement to protect the Earth from dangerous greenhouse gases. Also, CDC says Ebola could infect 1.4 million by January. | In the News

    Audio US Launches Airstrikes Against IS Militants in Syria

    Also, Islamic State group urges followers to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries. And three missing Afghan soldiers found in U.S. near border with Canada | In the News

    Audio How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?

    The Islamic State militant group gets money to finance its fighters and operations in a number of ways. Observers say some of the money comes from kidnapping and human trafficking. | In The News

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  • South Koreans march during a rally 100 days after the ferry Sewol sunk in Seoul, South Korea, July 24, 2014.

    Audio Ferry Investigation Divides South Korea

    South Korean lawmakers have agreed to launch a new investigation into the deadly passenger boat accident in April. But many people are not happy with the measure. Other citizens protest a second investigation. More

  • Ebola Dallas Hospital

    Audio First Ebola Case Reported in US

    An unidentified person has brought Ebola into the U.S. from Liberia. This person is being treated. Those he or she came into contact with are being closely watched. More

  • Mercedes Garcia of El Salvador fills in the application for her new ?green card? while waiting in a predawn line outside the Immigration and Naturalization Service office on Wednesday, March 20, 1996 in Los Angeles. Wednesday was the deadline to apply for

    Audio US 'Green Card' Lottery Registration Begins

    The US government’s Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes 50,000 visas available every year. The program is designed for people from countries that have “historically low rates of immigration to the United States.” | As It Is More

  • Carter Elections

    Photogallery Former US President Jimmy Carter Turns 90

    He won the Nobel Peace Prize and served as Georgia’s governor and as a Navy officer. Former peanut farmer, former nuclear engineer now works as a human rights activist. Liked and disliked around the world. He has written 26 books and is writing more. | As It Is More

  • Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar (R) and US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham (L) sign documents as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (2R) and Afghanistan's new Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (C)  look on at the Presidential Palace in

    Audio US Signs Security Agreement with Afghanistan

    US officials are calling the agreement, “an important step in strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.” The signing comes just three months before U.S. and NATO forces are set to officially end military operations in the country. More

Featured Stories

  • Children exercise during a weight-losing summer camp in Shenyang, Liaoning province, August 3, 2009. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest threats to children's health, a nationwide investigation has warned, pointing out that students' physical indicator

    Audio Physically Fit Children Do Better in School

    Several studies found that children who had physical activity on a usual basis improved in school. The children also learn best if physical activity is included during class or before. | Health Report More

  • Union and Confederates troops clashed on July 21, 1861 near Manassas Junction, Virginia.

    Audio Manassas Ends Hope for a Short War

    Many northerners wanted Union forces to seize the new Confederate capital and quickly end the rebellion. Pro-Union newspapers urged, "On to Richmond!" But the North soon learned it needed a better trained army to fight the Confederacy. More

  • Singer Lorde performs at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2014.    REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  (BILLBOARDAWARDS-SHOW) - RTR3PR0U

    Audio Lorde Releases Single for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    The 17-year-old New Zealander is curating the soundtrack. The album is to be released a few days before 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' opens November 21st. | American mosaic More

  • The US is a nation of immigrants. But China is a nation of ... Chinese.

    Audio US, China: A Look at Immigration and Migration

    The U.S. and China have the two largest economies filled with opportunities and jobs. In 2013, a Pew study found that 45 million international migrants lived in the United States. Yet only “850,000 people living in China were born in other countries.” More

  • Artist conception of ISEE-3 in space.  (ISEE-3 Reboot Project)

    Video Citizen-Scientists Take Control of Old Satellite

    Former NASA engineer helps group get information from a satellite that was launched in the 1970s and had been silent for years; giving an old satellite a new mission. | As It Is More

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