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  • A displaced earthquake victim carries food and water after collecting them from a distribution center at an open ground, in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 4, 2015.

    Audio US Expanding Aid Efforts in Nepal

    U.S. military aircraft, heavy equipment and air traffic controllers arrived in the capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday. They will be used to help transport aid to earthquake victims. They are working to reach the areas that have received little help since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 25th. More

  • Audio Taiwan, China Leaders Hold Talks Ahead of Elections

    Top political leaders from Taiwan and China met for the first time in six years Monday, and held talks that experts say are aimed at increasing support for the island's ruling party ahead of elections early next year. A main message from Nationalist Party Chairman Eric Chu was a call for more econom More

  • Video Hot Computers Could Be Used to Heat Homes

    When computer servers operate a complex program, they can get very hot. Cooling the servers can be costly. So researchers asked what would happen if the heat created by the servers could be captured and used? A Dutch company is looking to do just that. More

  • Some of Elpheus Ndlovu's sailfish flies. (Darren Taylor for VOA News)

    Audio From Taxi Driver to Famous Fishing Fly Maker

    Elpheus Ndlovu has come a long way from his village in South Africa. He once worked as a taxi driver. Now, he makes fishing flies – artificial, man-made flies that fishers use to catch fish. The flies he now ties are used all over the world by fishers to make record-breaking catches. More

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Eric Chu, head of Taiwan's Nationalist Party.

    Audio Taiwan, China Look to Expand Ties Before Elections

    Also in the news, over 7,200 people are confirmed dead in Nepal; Australian police defend cooperation with Indonesia in the case of 2 drug traffickers; Baltimore mayor ends a nighttime curfew; Texas police kill 2 gunmen at an event held by a group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative. More

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  • Audio 3-D Printed Device Helps Children with Rare Breathing Disorder

    University of Michigan researchers have develop what they are calling a 4-D medical device to help children with a rare condition. The device is designed for very young children and changes as their bodies grow. More

  • World Trade Center Reopening

    Audio The 25 Most Popular Cities to Visit in America

    Big cities and small historic towns top the list of most popular places to visit in America, according to the travel site TripAdvisor. Millions of users voted New York City, Chicago, and Charleston, South Carolina as the top three cities to visit in the U.S. Here's a look at all 25 cities! More

  • Video S.O.S. – In Other Words, Help!

    Language, as we know, is always changing. New words are often created, officially and unofficially, without anyone knowing about them. Read on to learn a word that many Americans do not know. Here is a clue: S.O.S. is one. More

  • Everyday Grammar - Double Negatives

    Audio Everyday Grammar: Double Negatives - Can't Get None?

    In this week’s episode of Everyday Grammar, we’re going to talk about two common types of double negatives. A double negative is when you use two negative words in the same clause of a sentence. Sometimes two negatives make a statement positive; sometimes two negatives form a stronger negative. More

  • Kate Chopin

    Video Athenaise by Kate Chopin

    Our story today is called "Athenaise" by Kate Chopin. Women in the United States long wanted to be independent. This classic American Story tells about a young married woman in the Bayou of Louisiana who questions her role as a wife. Can she have her personal liberty and stay married to Mr. Cazeau? More

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