Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Bus hijacking in Brazil ends, hijacker dead, hostages freed

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A hostage situation in Rio de Janeiro involving a bus and thirty seven hostages has ...

Situation in Persian Gulf described as troubling and complex

NEW YORK, New York - The UN Security Council has been briefed on the escalating hostilities in the Middle East. ...

Continuation of current situation in Yemen untenable, says UN envoy

ADEN, Yemen - A month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing ...

Stealing personal identification data causing nightmares for victims

The headquarters of a large national bank had detected fraud on an account and sent word to an Atlanta branch ...

Jordan considered closing Israeli embassy, expelling ambassador

AMMAN, Jordan - While Israel is being courted by Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations, members of Jordan's parliament are ...

Advancing techology forcing changes in U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Navy and the world it operates in are a far cry from what they were four ...

Myanmar ambulance driver killed in crossfire

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - A volunteer ambulance driver has been killed and several others have been injured during a ...

Libyans, facing political and economic collapse, lament Western help

It's been eight years since the NATO-led military intervention in Libya. Many analysts consider the action a crucial step forward ...

4 Palestinians die in two separate incidents, Israel hit by 3 rockets

GAZA, Palestinian territories - Three Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ...

Bomb explodes at wedding ceremony in Afghanistan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber has detonated explosive devices at a wedding in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, causing ...

North Korea test-fires new weapon, Kim personally guides test

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the test-firing of a new weapon on Friday.Kim "guided ...

For Istanbul's Syrians, a time of hoping and hiding

When Syrian refugees first arrived in Istanbul almost eight years ago, many made for Fatih, a district of historic mosques ...

Pompeo Singles Out Iran In UN Security Council Session On Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo specifically named Iran in his speech on August 20 at the UN Security Council ...

VOA InterviewsGuatemala President-elect Alejandro Giammattei

An asylum deal with the United States would "necessarily" depend on economic benefits to its country, Guatemala president-elect Alejandro Giammattei ...

Italy Seizes Migrant Ship Stranded at Sea

More than 80 migrants on board a Spanish charity rescue ship exploded with joy at the news that Italy is ...

10 Facts on How Mosquitoes Pose a Threat to Half the World

LONDON - A warmer climate, travel and trade are helping to spread mosquito-borne diseases as a deadly beast smaller than ...

'Jihadi Jack' and the folly of revoking citizenship

The British government has just stripped Islamic State recruit Jack Letts of his United Kingdom citizenship.In one sense, the move ...

Trump Offers To Mediate 'Explosive' Kashmir Dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to mediate what he called the 'very explosive' situation in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan ...

Russia to Nuclear Test Ban Monitor: Test Accident Not Your Business

MOSCOW - Russia told an agency that verifies a ban on nuclear tests that a military test accident in the ...

Monaco sign Slimani on loan from Leicester

Monaco - Monaco have signed veteran Algerian international striker Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester City, sources close to the ...

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Status hearing Set for Civil Lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO, ILL. - A hearing is set in the city of Chicago's effort to recover costs from actor Jussie Smollett ...

Thomas holds off Cantlay to win with record at Medinah

Washington - Justin Thomas captured his 10th career PGA title on Sunday, holding off fellow American Patrick Cantlay down the ...

Thomas fires incredible 61 to seize 6-shot PGA lead

Washington - Justin Thomas humbled rain-softened Medinah with dazzling shotmaking Saturday, firing a course-record 11-under par 61 to seize a ...

Indigenous Sexualities: Resisting Conquest and Translation

This is an excerpt from Sexuality and Translation in World Politics. Get your free copy here.Sexual diversity has historically been ...

Translating Queer Into (Kyrgyzstani) Russian

This is an excerpt from Sexuality and Translation in World Politics. Get your free copy here.As Gayatri Spivak famously wrote, ...

Off-Duty Illinois Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Fiery Crash While Assisting Driver

Off-duty Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Ronald Prohaska was killed in a fiery crash on the Illinois River Bridge while assisting ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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