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NASA scientists say they are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. That search is centered mostly on Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. But the scientists are looking for life outside the solar system. More
United States Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing worse by the day. But, he says Hamas can end the suffering by agreeing to an Egyptian-led ceasefire. More
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 22. They hope to settle the year-long political crisis that led to violent protests and arrests. More
Hamid Karzai told VOA that he accept a deal to resolve quickly the dispute between the top two candidates. More
A jury in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida has ordered the country's second largest cigarette maker to pay $23.6 billion to the widow of a smoker.
The jury also ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $16.8 million in compensatory damages. More
Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More
The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More
That’s old time American music to celebrate an anniversary -- for a house. Pharsalia Plantation is on a beautiful mountain country road in Virginia. You can understand why Thomas Massie decided to build the house there in 1814. More
The Democratic Party denies President Franklin Pierce the nomination and defeats two new opposition parties. More
The World Health Organization says the deadly disease Ebola is spreading in West Africa. How would you protect yourself against a disease that kills most people it infects? | Health Report More