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Saudi Arabia excecutions rile UN human rights chief

GENEVA, Switzerland - A wave of executions in cities across Saudi Arabia on Tuesday has brought a sharp rebuke from  ...

U.S. woman who sold state secrets to Chinese spies enters guilty plea

WASHINGTON DC - A former U.S. State Department official with TOP SECRET security clearance has admitted providing documents to China ...

Palestinian boy who tried to flee Israeli captors is shot in both legs

WEST BANK, Palestinian territories - A bound and blindfolded 15-year old Palestinian schoolboy has been shot in both legs because, ...

140 people have contacted police over death of Lyra McKee

DERRY/LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland - Police investigating the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee have been overwhelmed with support so far ...

39-year old man appears in Sydney court charged with false bomb report

SYDNEY, Australia - A 39-year old man appeared before a Sydney court on Wednesday charged with a hoax bomb threat ...

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to stay in jail indefinitely

RICHMOND, Virginia - Former U.S. Private Chelsea Manning who leaked classified U.S. military documents which exposed atrocities during the Iraq ...

Libyan clashes causing untold grief for civilians

TRIPOLI, Libya - Civlians are still being killed and injured since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli nearly 3 ...

Xi Seeks To Reassure Critics Over $1 Trillion Belt And Road Project

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his plan to recreate the old Silk Road is designed to increase and enhance international ...

Life in Gauteng is improving ? but big challenges remain

More than 14 million people live in South Africa's economic hub, the Gauteng City-Region. That's 25% of the country's population. ...

INSIDE LABOUR: On chicken, dumping, and union power

The cut-price Dutch are back again. After a rather lengthy hiatus caused by bird flu bans on exports, poultry from ...

Shane Watson retires from Australia's Big Bash

Sydney - Powerful all-rounder Shane Watson retired from Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League on Friday, but will continue playing select ...

Semenya cruises to 5 000m national title, Magakwe wins 100m title

Cape Town - Wayde's much anticipated comeback on ice The championships were delayed earlier in the day due to fierce ...

Pull 'inhuman' women app, Saudi sisters tell tech giants

Two runaway Saudi sisters have urged Apple and Google to pull an "inhuman" app allowing men to monitor and control ...

In New Decree, Yazidi Accept Kids Born of IS Rape

In a historic move to bring back to Iraq the Yazidis kidnapped by Islamic State and taken to Syria, the ...

Amazon Aims to Bring One-day Delivery to Prime Members Around Globe

Amazon.com Inc plans to deliver packages to members of its loyalty club Prime in just one day, instead of two ...

Taliban-IS Clashes Displace Hundreds of Afghan Families

VOA's Zabihullah Ghazi contributed to this story from Nangarhar province. NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN / WASHINGTON Fighting between the Islamic State terror ...

Cyclone Kenneth Makes Landfall In Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth slammed into northern Mozambique Thursday evening. The African nation's emergency officials said 30,000 people have been evacuated from ...

US Given 6 Months to ID Children Separated at Border

SAN DIEGO - The federal government has six months to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their ...

UN: Humans Put 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction

PARIS - Up to 1 million species face extinction because of human influence, according to a draft U.N. report obtained ...

US, Russia Wait to See Which Direction Ukrainian President Will Go

This story originated in VOAs Russian Service. Pete Cobus contributed reporting. KYIV, UKRAINE Following Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiys landslide victory ...

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Saudi Arabia excecutions rile UN human rights chief

GENEVA, Switzerland - A wave of executions in cities across Saudi Arabia on Tuesday has brought a sharp rebuke from  ...

U.S. woman who sold state secrets to Chinese spies enters guilty plea

WASHINGTON DC - A former U.S. State Department official with TOP SECRET security clearance has admitted providing documents to China ...

Palestinian boy who tried to flee Israeli captors is shot in both legs

WEST BANK, Palestinian territories - A bound and blindfolded 15-year old Palestinian schoolboy has been shot in both legs because, ...

140 people have contacted police over death of Lyra McKee

DERRY/LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland - Police investigating the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee have been overwhelmed with support so far ...

39-year old man appears in Sydney court charged with false bomb report

SYDNEY, Australia - A 39-year old man appeared before a Sydney court on Wednesday charged with a hoax bomb threat ...

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