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2:21 PM - 2:23 PM October 27, 2014

Brazilians Re-elect Dilma Rousseff as President

Brazilians Re-elect Dilma Rousseff as President | In the News


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM October 25, 2014

In the News

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


3:48 PM - 3:54 PM October 24, 2014

In US, Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster than Virus


3:34 PM - 3:40 PM October 24, 2014

In US, Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster than Virus


9:40 PM - 9:45 PM October 23, 2014


9:15 PM - 9:21 PM October 22, 2014

In the News 10-22-14

Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital


10:07 PM - 10:12 PM October 21, 2014

WHO Official: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January


4:19 PM - 4:20 PM October 20, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM October 18, 2014

In the News

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


4:53 PM - 4:59 PM October 17, 2014

Obama Rejects ‘Quick Fixes’ in Fight against Islamic State


10:18 PM - 10:23 PM October 16, 2014


10:10 PM - 10:14 PM October 15, 2014


1:56 PM - 1:57 PM October 15, 2014

Second Texas Health Worker Infected with Ebola


8:48 PM - 8:53 PM October 14, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM October 11, 2014

In the News

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


4:01 PM - 4:07 PM October 10, 2014


2:48 PM - 2:54 PM October 10, 2014

Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low

Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low


1:40 PM - 1:46 PM October 10, 2014

Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low

Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low

    Audio Guy Scott Named Interim Leader in Zambia

    Guy Scott is Africa’s first white president since F.W. de Klerk governed South Africa from 1989 to 1994. Chinese former army General has admitted to taking huge bribes. U.S airlines do not know where a passenger began his or her travels for Ebola screening. Free Syrian Army helped Kurds in Kobani.

    Audio Iraq's Kurdish Fighters Head to Kobani

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters are on their way to fight Islamic State in Kobani. Also in the news, India and Vietnam strengthen energy and defenses cooperation. Ukraine condemns Russian position on rebel vote. And Kim Jong Un uses a cane because he had a foot operation. | In the News

    Audio Brazilians Re-elect Dilma Rousseff as President

    In other news, US ambassador Samatha Powers calls for a stronger international effort to stop the spread of Ebola virus. New York revised its Ebola quarantine policy. South Korea seeks death penalty for captain of sunken ferry. A second student has died from Washington state's shooting.

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    Audio In US, Fear of Ebola Spreads Faster than Virus

    For Americans, Ebola started out as a disease in a far-away continent. But it changed when a Liberian man died in Dallas. US officials said tests show that a New York doctor has the Ebola virus. The doctor recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea working for Doctors Without Borders.

    Audio Gunman Identified in Canadian Capital

    Also, UN human rights officials have called on China to guarantee open elections in Hong Kong. And, an attack in southwest Pakistan kills 11 people. WHO advises against Ebola travel bans. | In the News

    Video Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital

    Also, Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq vote to send Kurdish forces to the Syrian town of Kobani. China said 43 people tested for possible Ebola infection do not have the virus. Russia and Ukraine are still working to reach an agreement on Ukraine's payments for natural Gas.

    Audio  WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

    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.

    Audio Indonesians Welcome New President

    Also, Turkey and US help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State, and finally some good news on the fight against Ebola. | In the News

    Do You Remember the Week's Top Stories?

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  • Orbital Sciences Antares Launch

    Video Questions for NASA after Rocket Explosion

    An unmanned privately-owned rocket bringing supplies to the International Space Station exploded seconds after launch Tuesday night. The accident did not cause any injuries on the ground. However, it has raised questions about efforts by the US space agency NASA to use private companies. More

  • FILE - Zambia's new interim president is Guy Scott.

    Audio Guy Scott Named Interim Leader in Zambia

    Guy Scott is Africa’s first white president since F.W. de Klerk governed South Africa from 1989 to 1994. Chinese former army General has admitted to taking huge bribes. U.S airlines do not know where a passenger began his or her travels for Ebola screening. Free Syrian Army helped Kurds in Kobani. More

  • Vietnam China Sea Disputes

    Audio Vietnam, China Look for Solution to Sea Dispute

    China and Vietnam have agreed to find a solution to a territorial conflict in the South China Sea. The two countries have sought to improve relations since the territorial dispute worsened last May. That was when China deployed oil drilling equipment to waters claimed by each side. More

  • Roberto Hernandez

    Video US Political Parties Hope to Gain Latinos' Vote

    United States citizens of Latin American ancestry could influence the U.S. elections on November 4th. Americans will vote for members of the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and state and local positions around the country. In California, Latinos are an important vote for Democrats. More

  • Kidnapped by Islamic State

    Video Youth Kidnapped by Islamic State Tells His Story

    Last June, Islamic State militants kidnapped more than 150 students from the city of Kobani in northern Syria. Many of those kidnapped were ethnic Kurds. The militants released most of the students several months later. But about 20 students remain in captivity. One of those freed is Azad. More

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    Video Home of Last Comanche Chief Close to Ruins

    One of the most interesting people in U.S. history is Quanah Parker, the last chief of the country’s Comanche Indian tribe. Quanah Parker was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Quanah Parker was a fierce fighter. But that ended one day in 1875. More

  • FILE - A veterinarian at the nonprofit Bali Animal Welfare Association gives a rabies shot to a puppy in Kebon Kaja village, Bangli Regency in Bali, Indonesia.

    Audio Mass Vaccination of Dogs Can Eliminate Rabies

    About 70,000 people worldwide die every year of rabies. Rabies is a viral infection that people get mainly through dog bites. Scientists say vaccinating dogs can effectively get rid of rabies outbreaks in dog populations. And this will have a domino effect, fewer humans with rabies. More

  • Methane oxidizing

    Photogallery Small Organisms in Deep Sea Rocks Eat Methane

    The gas methane has been linked to rising temperatures on Earth. But methane does not stay in the atmosphere as long as another “greenhouse gas” -- carbon dioxide. Scientists say both gases trap heat from the sun. They prevent heat from escaping into outer space. More

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio meets children at the Brooklyn Chinese American Association Early Childhood Education Center. (AP Photo/Newsday, Linda Rosier, Pool)

    Audio Chinese Americans: Discrimination Still a Problem, but Improving

    Despite their American citizenship, some immigrants to the United States report they still are treated like foreigners. However, members of the Chinese American community say attitudes are starting to change. Helen Zia said, “Whenever US-China relations get chilly, Chinese Americans get pneumonia." More

  • Audio Oscar de la Renta Dressed First Ladies and Movie Stars

    Clothing designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in the American state of Connecticut. He was 82 years old. His wife said he died of problems related to cancer. Mr. de la Renta dressed American movie stars and first ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton. More

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