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US Estimate of Islamic State Fighters Rising


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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.


8:24 PM - 8:29 PM September 05, 2014

Will US, Allies Destroy Islamic State Group?


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Relations Between Vietnam, China Still Tense


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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.


5:03 PM - 5:09 PM August 29, 2014

Can Islamic State Rebels Attack the United States?

Can Islamic State Rebels Attack the United States?


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    Audio Obama: No Ground War in Iraq

    The US leader spoke a day after top general said combat force deployment possible. President says airstrikes would be the base of US efforts. U.S. proposed talk with North Korean on three detained American. India and China signed trade agreements. Scotland to vote on independence. | In the News

    Audio US, UN Join the Fight Against Ebola

    President Obama plans to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the crisis while U.N. officials call for $1billion to limit the spread of the disease.

    Audio 30 Nations Pledge to Fight Islamic State Group

    Delegates from about 30 countries, as well as UN, EU and Arab League meet in Paris and agree to lend support. Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea. The Philippines may permit the United States to base some of its navy forces on the island. | In the News

    Audio CIA: Islamic State Group Could Have 31,500 Fighters

    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency says the group has between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters. The estimate comes after President Obama released his plan for defeating the group. | In The News

    Audio Syria, Russia Denounce US Threat Against IS Militants

    Also, South African judge finds champion runner Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder. And, the Philippines dispute China’s claim in the South China Sea | In the News

    Audio 'If You Threaten America, You Will Find No Safe Haven'

    In other news, Putin explains Russian need for strong defenses. China and Vietnam trade accusations over fishing incident. Gates commits $50 million to fight Ebola virus. And the vote for Scotland independence will be very close.

    Audio Obama to Present Plan to Stop Islamic State Militants

    Also, the ceasefire in Ukraine continues to hold. The number of dead from flooding in India and Pakistan is over 400. British leaders urge Scots not to claim independence. And the WHO describes steps to fight Ebola virus. | In The News

    Audio Ukrainian President: Troops Will Defend Port of Mariupol

    Also, Afghan presidential candidate rejects recount of votes in disputed election. And Americans shows little interest in buying shares of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba | In the News

    Audio Will US, Allies 'Destroy' Islamic State Group?

    The execution of two American journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley, have angered many people in the United States. President Obama says he plans to build a coalition to, in his words, “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State militants.

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    Audio Botanist Works to Save Hawaii's Rare Plants

    Hawaii is home to many native plants. They include 1,200 species, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world. But Hawaii also has become the endangered species capital of the United States. Nearly 40 percent of the plants on that endangered list grow in Hawaii. More

  • Audio Sea Dispute Tests Philippines’ Ties with China

    This week a huge trade show in China aims to publicize good relations between Southeast Asian countries and China. But the Philippine president is not attending, after a tense year in the South China Sea. More

  • Maryland, where a technology workshop for seniors is taught by teens and even younger instructors, who've grown up in the digital

    Video Teens Help Seniors Bridge Technology Gap

    A center in the American city of Columbia, Maryland offers free technology classes for adults ages 50 and older. The teachers are often teenagers and even younger children. More

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    Audio Obama: No Ground War in Iraq

    The US leader spoke a day after top general said combat force deployment possible. President says airstrikes would be the base of US efforts. U.S. proposed talk with North Korean on three detained American. India and China signed trade agreements. Scotland to vote on independence. | In the News More

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    Audio Is the Party over for Uzbekistan's 'Party Girl?'

    Gulnara Karimova is the most famous party girl in Central Asia. She has organized fashion shows, designed jewelry, and bought some of the most famous nightclubs in the capital city of Uzbekistan, Tashkent. More

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