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Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low
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Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low
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Also, student leaders in Hong Kong not satisfied with first talks with government officials. North Korea has releases one of three American prisoners. And South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Also, Turkey and US help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State, and finally some good news on the fight against Ebola. | In the News
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Some critics have questioned Obama's plan of action against the Islamic State militants. But he did not suggest any changes to what he called “a long-term campaign” against the militants. He said the campaign would include “days of progress and periods of setback,” and no "quick fixes."
Also, a human rights group says more than 600 people have been killed in the battle for the Syrian town, Kobani | In the News
CDC director says second Ebola victim, Amber Vinson, should not have been allowed on a commercial flight. Ms. Vinson will be transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
American officials say tests show that a second health care worker in Texas has the Ebola virus. Nina Pham, the first nurse who was infected, said she is “doing well” and wanted to “thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers.” UN health worker died of Ebola in Germany.
President Barack Obama has said the international community must face what he called “Russian aggression in Europe.” He was speaking about Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Russian government denies providing such support.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to appear at a holiday celebration Friday in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. More than a month has passed since a new photograph of him appeared or he was reported seen in public. | As It Is
Also, student leaders in Hong Kong not satisfied with first talks with government officials. North Korea has releases one of three American prisoners. And South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. More
Students are leading pro-democracy protests in the Chinese territory. But many of their parents are more willing to express support for calm and security. The protests have shown what observers are calling a generation gap. More
A North Korean official says his country plans to keep its nuclear program. He says the North Korean government could re-examine its policy toward the United States if U.S. officials continue raising human rights issues. More
Antarctica is covered with ice that extends past the land and floats on the sea in thick shelves. But those ice shelves are melting quickly. As they melt, the sea level rises, increasing the risk of damaging floods. More
Asians are the fastest growing minority in the United States. Political scientists say Asian Americans are starting to have an influence on U.S. politics. There now are more Asian Americans in Congress than ever before. More
The California baseball team, San Francisco Giants, is playing the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 Major League Baseball championship, the World Series. Two radio stations in San Francisco banned the hit song "Royals." In return, another station in Kansas City chose to play the song once every hour. More
Some scientists are now designing silicon computer chips that act like human organs. The scientists think they have found a way to make the process faster and more economical. More
Five million American children and teenagers have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult - if not impossible - to stay with a duty until it is complete. Katherine Ellison knows the problem well. | Health Report More
Until recently, scientists had mapped only about 20 percent of the sea floor. But our knowledge of the deep seas is changing because of information from satellites. Scientists have produced a new map that provides a detailed picture of the oceans. More
The North and South clashed in a series of battles called the Seven Days Campaign. The struggle saved the Confederacy but came at a terrible price. But victory came at a terrible price. Twenty thousand Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded. The Civil War was becoming more costly. More