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Give us 5 minutes, and we’ll give you the world. Around the clock, Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world. Source link

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Discrimination Affects Minorities, Indigenous Peoples at Home, in Exile

A minority rights group has released a new report on the world’s minorities and indigenous peoples and says stronger rights protection, not walls and travel bans, are “the only effective and sustainable response” to the millions of people displaced around the world. London-based Minority Rights Group International says that as the world’s leaders prepare to sign global compacts on refugees ...

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No Change in US-North Korea Policy

STATE DEPARTMENT —  Hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson caught worldwide attention Tuesday, appearing to strike a different tone toward North Korea, saying “we’re ready to have the first meeting without preconditions,” the White House issued a statement putting a damper on any hopes of a possible diplomatic opening. “The president’s views on North Korea have not changed. North ...

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Drought Caused California Mountains to Rise

A study of California’s Sierra Nevada during the state’s extreme drought has led NASA scientists to new conclusions about how our planet stores water. The study by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, found that the mountain range rose nearly 2.5 centimeters in height from October 2011 to October 2015, when the state experienced its most extended drought. In ...

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VOA Asia 15 minutes 20171214

North Korea is again invited for talks with the United States. Families of North Korean abductees still seek loved ones. Philippines martial law extended. Legally making a profit marijuana, and using pot to help pets. Source link

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US Official Accuses Turkey of Pushing Extreme Islamist Ideology

An already tense relationship between the United States and Turkey appears to be under more strain after a top Trump administration official accused Turkey of spreading what he called extreme Islamist ideology around the world. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, said Tuesday that Turkey had joined Qatar as a prime source of funding that contributes to ...

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Killing The Golden Goose | HuffPost

There are many provisions of the Republican tax bill that favor the wealthy and do little for lower and middle-income people. But what may largely be lost from public view are some wrongheaded provisions that would have very damaging consequences for the nation’s most distinguished colleges and universities – and for the nation. It will harm students that aspire to ...

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Alabama, Google, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

One dictionary picked it as “word of the year,” finding the term’s use had risen by 365 percent since 2016. _____ • Google is opening an artificial intelligence lab in Beijing — a small but symbolic attempt to tiptoe back into the world’s biggest online arena. Other big technology names have also set up A.I. shops in China to capitalize ...

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Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Sarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark. The 25-year-old Charleston, South Carolina woman was vacationing with new hubby Evan Carroll at an attraction that allows guests to swim with sharks. Her husband was filming her underwater when a five-foot nurse shark swam up and chomped down on her ...

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