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South Korea College Exam

Video S. Korean Students Stressed Over College Entrance Exam

More than half a million South Korean students in their final year of high school recently took the university entrance examination. Many people consider success on this test the first step toward a good life. But South Korean students say they feel stressed from the pressure. More


In the News

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Video After Protests, Ferguson Looks for Answers

On Monday, protesters burned buildings and police cars and destroyed businesses in the Midwestern U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri. Their actions followed the announcement that a grand jury had decided not to send a white police officer to trial for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen. More


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News Words: Sporadici
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Video News Words: Sporadic

Have you heard the word "sporadic" in the news? What our hosts explain and then, comment or ask a question about using this word in the comment section below.
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Video One World Trade Center Opens for Business

The huge 541-meter tower replaces the Twin Towers lost in the terrorist attacks of 2001.
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Video Sierra Leone Uses Radio to Replace Classes

The Ebola crisis has cause more than 1 million children to stop going to school.
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Video People Travel to South Africa for Cosmetic Surgery

Clients can spend anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000 on a cosmetic treatment.
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Video International Students Talk About Studying in the US

Adam Brock talked via Skype with international students at California State University at Los Angeles about studying in the United States.
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Video Farm Visitors Increase Farm Profits

Tourists in the U.S. harvest apples, ride on farm wagons and walk in the fields. In 2012, people spent $700 million on agri-tourism in the United States, a large increase from five years earlier.
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Video Scientists Put Living Human Tissue on a Computer Chip

The chips are being developed as part of a program called the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program.
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Video English in a Minute: Clear the Air

Sometimes you have to "clear the air." Learn what this American English phrase means by watching this video.
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Video News Words: Fraud

Our hosts explain the word "fraud" in the week's News Words program. Then, comment or ask a question about using this word in the comment section below.
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Video China Launches a New Development Bank

China is backing a new development bank aimed at providing capital for infrastructure such as roads, ports and railways. Some are concerned such a bank would conflict with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
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Video Writing Groups Can Help Student Do Better on Papers

Sharing a paper with other readers for suggestions and advise can help.
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Video How a Magician Uses His Trade to Heal

A magician decides to use his tricks for a bigger purpose than just entertaining an audience. But can magic really heal?
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Video Cow Head Meat Remains Popular in South Africa

People in many countries will not eat it, but in South Africa some men say it tastes good and there is a market for the unusual food.
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Video Researchers Develop Method for Printing Tissue

Using the process called biofabrication, medical researchers are developing a method for using three dimensional printing of tissue that can be used in the body.
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Video English in a Minute: Calling Someone's Bluff

When do you the idiom "call someone's bluff" in a conversation? Watch this video and learn all about it.

World

A Libyan military soldier fires his weapon during clashes with Islamic extremist militias in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Government troops entered central Benghazi Wednesday after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamic extremist militias, a mili

Audio Unrest, Abuse Prevent Solution in Libya

Amnesty International is condemning all sides in Libya for human rights abuses and violations of international law. The rights group is calling on militia commanders to end the abuses. But that call is unlikely to have much of an effect on the commanders, who have never been punished. More

Business and Economics

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Video Filipino Fishermen Turn to Fiberglass for New Boats

After a typhoon seriously damaged forests, the fishermen needed to find other materials to rebuild their boats. Is fiberglass the answer? They use a sledgehammer to answer that question. The fisherman used it to hit the sides of the fiberglass boats to see if the new boats were as strong. More

Entertainment

"Point and Shoot": An American Filmmaker

Video American Filmmaker 'Point and Shoot' in Libya

The story sounds like a work of fiction: An American filmmaker takes to the road on a motorcycle. He and his video camera travel around the Arab world. He ended up fighting with Libyan rebels opposed to Gadhafi and made a movie. The movie won the top documentary prize at Tribeca. More

Health

PLASTIC DREAMS

Audio Surgery Safaris: Looking for the Perfect Body

Many people these days are going as far as South Africa to get their version of perfection. People from across Africa and the world come for so-called “surgery safaris.” There are no animals to see on these safaris. The visitors instead look for smaller stomachs, firmer bottoms or perhaps new eye. More

America

Video Thanksgiving, a Traditional American Holiday

Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. The month of November comes in autumn, the main season for harvesting crops. Thanksgiving is an autumn harvest festival like those found in many cultures. It is viewed as the most traditional of all American holidays. More

Science and Technology

Mr. Van Rijsselberghe worked on the project with scientists from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Video Dutch Experiment Grows Vegetables in Sea Water

Due to rising sea level, farmers are increasingly unable to use fields close to the sea. A farmer in the Netherlands is growing small, but healthy and tasty crops in a mixture of fresh and salt water. Farmers in Pakistan may soon be growing Dutch potatoes in areas affected by rising sea waters. More

History

A line from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is displayed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

Audio Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg Still Have Meaning

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln said no one would remember his speech at a battlefield cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. But Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address remains one of the most important speeches in U.S. history. | The Making of a Nation More

Education

In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 photo, Kedao Wang, 21, of Shanghai, China, a senior at the University of Michigan walks on campus in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Video US Hosts Record Number of Foreign Students

Almost 900,000 international students are studying in American colleges and universities today. Nearly half of this record number of foreign students are from Asia, mainly China. America also has more of the world’s 4.5 million international students than any other country. | Education Report More

VOA SPECIAL REPORT

Mohamed Mohamud, a Somali-American, told his father he was going to a mosque early for Friday prayers. Two days later, he sent a text message from Istanbul saying he was joining his “brothers” (Islamic State) in Syria.

Mohamed Mohamud, a Somali-American, told his father he was going to a mosque early for Friday prayers. Two days later, he sent a text message from Istanbul saying he was joining his “brothers” (Islamic State) in Syria.

The Day in Photos

 A macaw stands outside a window of an apartment, waiting to be fed by the apartment owner, in Caracas, Venezuela.

A macaw stands outside a window of an apartment, waiting to be fed by the apartment owner, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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