April 27, 2015 15:29 UTC

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Audio Caring for an Aging Population

By the year 2050, an estimated two billion people will be aged 60 or older. As the world’s population gets older, governments and community-based organizations must find ways to help families avoid ‘caregiver burnout.’ Read on to learn more about the issue in the Health & Lifestyle report. More

Video Monkeys Rule the Ruins in Disney Documentary

The new Disneynature film “Monkey Kingdom” centers on a troop of tocque macaques that live in a special place in Sri Lanka. The animals live under a strict social order. New mother Maya is low on that order and struggles for survival with her newborn, Kip. Danger and drama define their existence. More

Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTR4X3P8

Audio One Billion Young People Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music

One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music. This is according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing. More

Video Longtime, But Unknown, Blues Musicians Release CD

These artists have played in the bands of famous blues singers, but they are not stars. Now, as BB King and other blues legends grow older, members of their bands have recorded and released their own CD. The new group is called Original Legends of the Blues. The CD is “Still Carrying the Flame.” More

Audio Tuberculosis Found in 18th Century Bodies

TB mostly affects poor people and those infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But the opposite was true 2 ½ centuries ago, when the disease infected wealthy Europeans. Researchers say new findings could change how TB is treated today. More

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News Words: Referendumi
What happens when a referendum is held? Listen to the word used in this news story and our hosts explain.

Video News Words: Referendum

What happens when a referendum is held? Listen to the word used in this news story and our hosts explain.

Video News Words: Apprehended

When is apprehended the right word to use? Watch how this word used in a news story, and then learn its meaning from our hosts.

Video News Words: Ringleader

What does it mean if someone is a ringleader? Listen to this word used to describe someone in an international news story. Our hosts explain the meaning and origin of the word.

Video News Words: Sovereign

This word is often used when discussing international relations and responsibilities. You'll see how it is used in a news story, and our hosts also explain other meanings.

Video News Words: Objective

Objective can be used in several ways in a discussion. Hear how it is used in one of our news story and learn from our hosts how to use it in different ways. Let us know what you think in the comment section.

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