October 21, 2014 23:55 UTC

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Ebola-CDC brief

Audio  WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

Also, student leaders in Hong Kong not satisfied with first talks with government officials. North Korea has releases one of three American prisoners. And South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. More

Video Hong Kong’s Protests Show Generation Gap

Students are leading pro-democracy protests in the Chinese territory. But many of their parents are more willing to express support for calm and security. The protests have shown what observers are calling a generation gap. More

FILE - satellite image provided by GeoEye shows the area around the Yongbyon nuclear facility in Yongbyon, North Korea. The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said shows that North Korea has resumed building wor

Audio North Korea Plans to Keep Nuclear Program

A North Korean official says his country plans to keep its nuclear program. He says the North Korean government could re-examine its policy toward the United States if U.S. officials continue raising human rights issues. More

** FILE ** In this photo supplied by the Raytheon Aantarctic Services shows the ice highway stretches as far as the eye can see at the Antartica in this undated file photo. A planned driving trip to Antarctica's South Pole along the ice road built by the

Audio Fiber Optic Cable Measures Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is covered with ice that extends past the land and floats on the sea in thick shelves. But those ice shelves are melting quickly. As they melt, the sea level rises, increasing the risk of damaging floods. More

Postal Worker Protest

Audio US Politicians Target Asian American Voters

Asians are the fastest growing minority in the United States. Political scientists say Asian Americans are starting to have an influence on U.S. politics. There now are more Asian Americans in Congress than ever before. More



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Few students attend the first day of schools along the border with Nigeria.

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10/18/2014
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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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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