October 08, 2015 21:29 UTC

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  • Audio Belarus Writer Gets Nobel Literature Prize

    Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm, Sweden, called her writings “a monument to suffering and courage in our time." More

  • Audio UN Group Calls for Secure Financial Base to World Economy

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development deals with trade and development issues. It has called for measures to strengthen international finance including more support for the International Monetary Fund and development banks. More

  • Audio US Congressman Drops Out of Race for House Speaker

    California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race for one of the most powerful positions in the United States. He was expected to become the next Speaker of the House. The position is third in line to the presidency. The speaker would become president if something happened to both. More

  • Audio Trio Shares Nobel Prize for Chemistry

    The three award winners received the prize for their work in human DNA repair. Their work has provided knowledge on how living cells are used in developing new cancer treatments. More

  • Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko with portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the background

    Video Ukrainian Artist Makes Putin Portrait With Bullets

    Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko has created a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin with 5,000 bullet cartridges. The bullets came from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. More

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  • Video Fabric Fights Dust Mites in Your Bed

    Many people around the world suffer from dust-related allergies. People with allergies have trouble breathing or suffer from tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. Now, scientists in Poland say they have successfully tested cloth that the microscopic creatures cannot pass through. More

  • "Vape," according to the Oxford Dictionaries, is the verb that describes inhaling and exhaling the vapor from an electronic cigarette. It can also be a noun referring to the action or the device.

    Audio Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes May Reduce Addiction

    A new study suggests that selling only cigarettes with very low nicotine levels may actually help people stop smoking. Researchers studied more than 800 smokers. However, cigarette replacements, like e-cigarettes, have not reduced nicotine addiction or tobacco use. More

  • Video Know Your Enemy

    Do you have an enemy? Hopefully, you don’t. An enemy is someone who hates you and you hate them back. An enemy threatens you, attacks you or tries to harm you. In some languages, there are different words for a personal enemy versus an enemy of war, political enemy or enemy of the state. More

  • Audio Everyday Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

    When we want to compare things we use comparative and superlative forms. Find out some of rules and exceptions of these important forms in Everyday Grammar for this week. More

  • Video ‘The Martian’ Mixes Science, Science Fiction

    Hollywood's latest space operation gone wrong movie stars Matt Damon as an astronaut mistakenly left on Mars. The film is a hit with movie critics. But what do science critics think? More

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