October 31, 2014 19:15 UTC

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Video More US Hispanic Women Convert to Islam

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. The Pew Research Center says about six percent of American Muslims are Latino. And women make up a little more than half of the new converts -- the people who have changed their religion to Islam. More

A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is escorted by Turkish Kurds on their way to the Turkish-Syrian border, in Kiziltepe near the southeastern city of Mardin October 29, 2014

Audio Iraqi Kurdish Fighters Enter Kobani

Also in the news, Burkina Faso ends efforts to extend its presidential term limit after protests in the capital. Ukraine says the EU will be guarantor in any gas deal with Russia. Myanmar holds a major meeting Friday. And claims of cheating delay SAT results for South Korean and Chinese students. More

Video Singapore Film Ban Raises Free Speech Issue

The documentary film, “To Singapore, with Love” tells about political dissidents from Singapore. The film has been shown at public events in Britain, India and Malaysia, among other countries. But one place the movie cannot be seen is Singapore. That is because the government there has banned it. More

Ghana Bamboo Bike

Video Ghana's Bamboo Bikes Hit the Streets

Bicycle frames are usually made out of materials like carbon fiber, steel or aluminum. But in rural Ghana, a businessman has developed another way to make bicycles from a natural product -- bamboo. The wooden bike parts are sent Ghana to Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. | As It Is More

FILE - Zambia's new interim president is Guy Scott.

Audio Guy Scott Named Interim Leader in Zambia

Guy Scott is Africa’s first white president since F.W. de Klerk governed South Africa from 1989 to 1994. Chinese former army General has admitted to taking huge bribes. U.S airlines do not know where a passenger began his or her travels for Ebola screening. Free Syrian Army helped Kurds in Kobani. More



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Chinese Company Buys New York's Waldorf Astoriai
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10/30/2014
The $1.95 billion deal with Anbang Insurance Group is the highest price ever paid for a U.S. hotel.
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Video Chinese Company Buys New York's Waldorf Astoria

The $1.95 billion deal with Anbang Insurance Group is the highest price ever paid for a U.S. hotel.
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Video Senegal Uses Technology to Teach Reading

Senegal has limited financing for literacy – reading and writing. At-home study programs are easy to operate and not costly.
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Video Is Kale a Superfood?

The vegetable has almost 100 percent of the daily suggested intake of both vitamin A and C. Kale is good for your heart and may help fight against some kinds of cancer.
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Video Dry Weather Hurts Farmers in Southwestern US

Parts of Texas and Oklahoma have had little rain for several years; farmers have suffered billions of dollars in losses.
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Video World's Rich Get Their Own Facebook

Users must pay thousands of dollars a year; information will be private and there will be no advertising. Also, the site will be supervised to prevent bad behavior.

The Day in Photos

 An elderly man walks past a cartoon character painted on a school wall in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, across from the Syrian town of Kobani.

An elderly man walks past a cartoon character painted on a school wall in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, across from the Syrian town of Kobani.

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English in a Minute: Apple of One's Eyei
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10/25/2014
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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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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Video English in a Minute: As the Crow Flies

Have you ever heard someone use "as the crow flies" in a sentence? Watch this video and find out what this phrase means in American English.
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Video English in a Minute: Burned Out

What does it mean to be "burned out" in American English
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Video It's Up To You

If somebody told you "it's up to you" what would you think? Watch this program to find out what this phrase means in American English.
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Video Miss The Point

Have you ever heard somebody say "miss the point?" Watch this program to find out the meaning of this phrase in American English.

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