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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

Brazil Religion in Latin America

Audio Latin America Catholics Converting to Protestants

Almost 40 percent of the world’s Catholic population, or about 425 million people, lives in Latin America. But a recent study from the Pew Research Center says people in Latin America have increasingly lost faith in the Catholic Church. Membership has decreased as much as 20 percent. More

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) stretches to shake hands with China's President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee/POOL

Audio Cambodian Opposition Criticize Dependence on Chinese Aid

China’s government recently promised more than $500 million in aid to Cambodia. Cambodian officials say they need about $1 billion in foreign aid each year to operate the government. Opposition members are worried about the country becoming too dependent on aid money from China. More

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Video Republicans Promise to Fight Obama on Immigration

Republican Party lawmakers are promising to fight President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The order protects millions of people who have been living in the United States illegally. The president’s announcement immediately angered Republicans in the U.S. Congress. More

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya hoists the trophy after winning the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014.

Audio Kenyan Runners Accused of Using Banned Substances

A new report says the use of performance-improving substances has become a serious issue in Kenya. Their use threatens the belief that Kenyan runners are among the fastest long-distance runners in the world because of their hard work and natural talent. | As It Is More



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Writing Groups Can Help Student Do Better on Papersi
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11/19/2014
Sharing a paper with other readers for suggestions and advise can help.
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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 Luxembourg Set to End Bank Secrecy

The small European nation will end its bank secrecy rules in 2017. Austria will do the same in the following year. It is estimated that countries would raise $200 billion if money hidden in tax havens were taxed.

The Day in Photos

 People take part in a rally in central Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians marked the first anniversary of pro-European Union (EU) mass protests which caused a change in the country's leadership and brought Ukraine closer to the EU.

People take part in a rally in central Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians marked the first anniversary of pro-European Union (EU) mass protests which caused a change in the country's leadership and brought Ukraine closer to the EU.

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English in a Minute: Clear the Airi
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11/22/2014
Sometimes you have to "clear the air." Learn what this American English phrase means by watching this video.
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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 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.
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Video English in a Minute: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Have you heard someone use this phrase in a discussion? The video will tell you all about "barking up the wrong tree."
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Video English in a Minute: Back-Seat Driver

Do you have a "back-seat driver" in your circle of friends? Watch this video to find out what the phrase means.
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Video English in a Minute: Apple of One's Eye

What could the "apple of one's eye" possibly be? Watch this video and found out about the American English phrase.

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