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FILE - Chinese Boxer Zhang Zhilei, a 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medalist, poses during his introduction at a press conference.

Audio Chinese Fighters Changing Face of US Boxing

Two Chinese heavyweight boxers are changing the face of boxing in the United States. More

A man man washes his hands with disinfectant to prevent Ebola infection before entering a hospital in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever that can cause its victims to bleed from the ears and nose. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)

Audio UN Agency Warns of Link Between Ebola and Bats

Current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest recorded -- more than 600 people have died from the disease over the past four months | As It Is More

In this picture North Korean President Kim Jung Un seems to have a sense of humor. Not so, say some experts. (July 2014)

Audio Jokes about Kim Jong Un Are No Laughing Matter

Many Americans enjoy making jokes about political leaders in the United States. Even those leaders often laugh about themselves. But North Koreans see such humor differently. They say jokes about their Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, threaten their country. More

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Audio Thai Military Rulers Write New Constitution

Thailand’s military rulers have written a temporary constitution that lets the army keep a great deal of power. The army chief could also become the country’s next prime minister under the measure. The army chief now controls the government and the legislature. More

The logo of Russia's top crude producer Rosneft is seen on a price information board of a gasoline station in Moscow July 17, 2014.

Audio US, Russian Oil Partnership Continues Despite Sanctions

Exxon and Rosneft's move of the oil drilling rig to the Artic had been planned for some time. But increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia mean that it has attracted international observation. More



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Taiwan Shows Off Smart Watches, Glasses at a Technology Exhibitioni
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Electronics that can be worn on the body star at the 2014 Computex Taipei computer show.
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Video Taiwan Shows Off Smart Watches, Glasses at a Technology Exhibition

Electronics that can be worn on the body star at the 2014 Computex Taipei computer show.
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Video Cambodia Promises Meaningful Economic Reform

Cambodia’s commerce minister says his country will deal with the issue of corruption.
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Video Program Trains Young African Leaders

The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the exchange program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
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Video In Senegal, Skin-Lightening Remains Popular but Risky

Women are still willing to change the color of their skin although there are health risks.
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Video High Technology Can Aid Agriculture

Farmers use products like weather-tracking technology to make planting decisions.

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English in a Minute: Cut to the Chasei
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Video Cut to the Chase

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Video Break the Bank

What would you think if someone told you not to break the bank? Watch this program and discover the meaning of this phrase in American English.
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Video Treat With Kid Gloves

What does "treat him with kid gloves" mean in American English? Watch this program to find out the meaning of this phrase in American English.
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Video It's Been Ages

Has somebody ever said to you "It's been ages?" Watch this program to find out what this phrase means in American English.
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Video Cats and Dogs

Have you ever heard someone say it is raining cats and dogs? Watch this program and find out what this phrase means in American English.

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"Rob the Original", cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of Vincent Hernandez.

"Rob the Original", cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of Vincent Hernandez.

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