- As it commemorates World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations is calling for a stop to the deliberate targeting of civilians and humanitarians who risk their lives to assist the many desperate men, women and children caught in war.
August 19 is the day when the United Nations lost its innocence. On that day in 2003, the United Nations office in Iran’s capital, Bagdad was bombed, killing the head of mission, Sergio Vierra de Mello and 21 others.
Mona Rishmawi, who was working as de...
- Police in Spain say the driver of the van that mowed down pedestrians on a Barcelona street Thursday may still be at large, contradicting earlier reports that the driver was among those killed after a similar attack hours later in a nearby town.
Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan-born man sought by police is now seen as the possible ring leader of the group that carried out the attack in Barcelona and another in Cambrils, about 120 kilometers south of Barcelona along the Spanish...
- Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam that would fly over their homes.
As sirens blared from speakers in the town of Kotoura, children playing soccer outside ran to take shelter in a school, along with their parents and their team coach.
“I’ve been concerned every day that something might fall or a missile could fall in an unexpected place due to North...
- It's pronounced AN-ti-fa — short for anti-fascists — and it is arguably either a violent far-left militia or a group of human rights activists so dedicated they will risk life and limb to protect democracy.
Their participation in the Charlottesville protest last Saturday may have been behind President Donald Trump's assertion that “many sides” contributed to the violence that left three people dead.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred,...
- Left-wing activist groups, including Black Lives Matter and Antifa, have announced plans to protest an event that its organizers are calling a free speech rally Saturday in Boston, as a response to the violence in Charlottesville last weekend.
The free speech rally in the East Coast state of Massachusetts was organized in July by a group calling itself Boston Free Speech, which says it is made up of a coalition of “libertarians, progressives, conservatives and independents.”
- A Russian court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses' translation of the Bible following a drawn-out legal battle, another blow to followers of the pacifist Christian sect who have been branded extremists and driven to practicing their faith underground, as in Soviet times.
The Jehovah's Witnesses' parent organization in Russia and 395 regional branches were formally placed on the Justice Ministry's list of extremist groups Aug. 17, a procedural move...
- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return Saturday from medical leave in Britain where he has been since May 7, a presidential spokesman said.
The presidency has not disclosed the precise nature of the 74-year-old's ailment, which has led to speculation in Nigerian media and on social media about his illness and whether he will seek a second term by contesting the 2019 election.
Buhari, who took office in May 2015, handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, in his...
- Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists after closing out the wrenching nine-month battle to retake the city of Mosul.
Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said he sees the Iraqi assault on the IS-held area of Tal Afar “unfolding relatively soon.” The upcoming fight follows weeks of Iraq regrouping troops and repairing equipment and weapons after recapturing Mosul...
- The news that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was leaving the Trump administration was made public Friday afternoon. By evening, he was back at work at his old job.
Bannon left the White House and went directly to the Breitbart News Network, the ultra-conservative online publication he led before joining Donald Trump’s presidential campaign a little more than a year ago.
The website announced that Bannon “returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and...
- How does a former stay-at-home mom become an employee of a tech company that could be worth more than $1 billion?
For Ellein Cheng, mom to a 5½- and a 2½-year-old, the answer involved a “returnship.”
So-called returnships are internships that target men and women who have been out of the workforce, either for childrearing or other caregiving. It gives them a chance to retrain in a new field.
In Cheng’s case, the former math teacher and tutor took a returnship at AppNexus,...
- Four police officers were shot in two separate shootings in Florida late Friday night. One officer died from his injuries and two others are in critical condition.
Two police officers in Kissimmee, Florida, were investigating a suspicious persons report shortly before 9:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said at a news conference early Saturday. About five minutes later a shooting was reported, and other officers responding to the scene found the wounded...
- When the ebola crisis erupted in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent staff to help West African countries contain the pandemic. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research and supported pharmaceutical giants to produce a vaccine that would save lives but not turn a profit.
In his budget proposal, President Donald Trump seeks big cuts in spending on global health research. Those cuts could affect work being done to end malaria and AIDS and protect against...
- President Trump proposes to make big cuts in spending on global health research that could affect work to end malaria, AIDS and protect against other infectious diseases. Although the president's proposal is essentially a wish list and Congress doesn't have to go along with it, some see it as part of a disturbing trend. Carol Pearson reports.
- The lack of women and diversity in the tech industry remains a headline issue, but so-called "returnship" programs are giving companies the chance to tap into a new talent pool — former stay-at-home moms and dads. How do their skills translate in the tech world? VOA's Tina Trinh explains.
- Scientists are drilling down through kilometers of Arctic ice to read the world's climate history as a way to predict the planet's future. VOA's Steve Baragona visited Greenland to see what you can learn from a hole in the ice.
- With no safe, legal passage to Europe, more than 100,000 migrants and refugees have nevertheless crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year, many setting off from Libya, which has become a trafficking hub. In recent months, the Libyan coast guard has expanded its operations beyond its territorial waters, threatening rescue ships and making it more difficult for humanitarians to assist those fleeing. From the United Nations, VOA's Margaret Besheer has more.
- An estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S do not have a limb, according to Rice University in Houston. While existing prosthetics allow amputees to regain some of their abilities, there are very few devices that provide sensory feedback for the users. Researchers from Rice University, the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology are working to allow amputees to better perceive what their prosthesis is doing. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Houston.
- Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.
The late afternoon order threatened to create more tie-ups on rural and narrow roads already expected to be burdened with up to 200,000 visitors coming to the area from around the world to watch Monday’s total solar eclipse. About 1 million people...
- Lebanon’s U.S.-backed army Saturday announced the start of a long-awaited military campaign to clear Islamic State militants from a remote corner near the frontier with Syria, an offensive that seeks to end a years-old threat to neighboring towns and villages.
The Lebanese Hezbollah group and the Syrian army announced a simultaneous offensive to clear IS militants from the Syrian side of the border, in the western Qalamoun mountain range.
The campaign will involve cooperation between...
- Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro’s most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia.
Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogota aboard a private plane traveling from Aruba, Colombian migration authorities said in a statement. The couple didn’t request asylum, according to a senior Colombian official speaking on condition of anonymity because he’s not authorized to discuss the politically...
- 1 Dead, 8 People Injured in Finland Stabbing
VOA60 America - The statue of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney hauled away from the Maryland State House in AnnapolisThe statue of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney was hauled away by work crews from the Maryland State House in Annapolis
- Rwanda: President Paul Kagame sworn in for another sever year term in office
- ሃገራዊ ፈስቲቫል ኤርትራ ዓመተ 2017 ላዕለዎት ሰበ ስልጣን መንግስቲ ዲፕሎማትን ብዝሒ ህዝቢ ኣብ ዝተረኽብሉ፡ ሎሚ 18 ነሓሰ,2017 ዓ.ም ኣብ ቀጽሪ ኤክስፖ ብወግዒ ተኸፊቱ።
ኣብዚ “ቅርስታትና መግለጺ መንነትና” ብዝብል ቴማ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ፈስቲቫል፡ ንስነ ህንጻዊ ጽባቐ ከተማ ኣስመራ ዝገልጽ ስእላዊ ምርኢት፡ምስ ዘመናዊ ቴክኖሎጂ ዘላልን እናዘናግዐ ዝምህርን መደብ ቁሸት ቆልዑ፡ባዛርን ስነ ጥበባዊ ትሕዝቶታትን ዝሓዙ መደባት ቀሪቦም ኣለዉ።
“ቀንዲ ዕላማ ናይ’ዚ ምርኢት፡ኣፍልጦ ህዝቢ ኣብ ቅርስታት ምዕባይ’ዩ” ይብል ኣርክቴክት ክብረኣብ ጽምብል።
መምህር አፍሬም ዘርአ ብወገኑ፡”ኣብ ማእከል ትምህርትን ዳህሳስን ተማሃሮ ዝቐረብ ምርኢት፡ንተማሃሮ፡ወለድን በጻሕትን እናዘናግዐ ዝምህር...
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- ሰበ ስልጣን ፊሊፒንስ ኣብ ዋና ከተማ ማኒላ ምስ አደንዛዚ ዕጺ ብዝተሓሓዝ 25 ሰባት ምቅታሎም ተገሊጹ።
እዚ ቅትለት አካል እቲ ፕረዝደንት ሮድሪጎ ዱርተ ንጥርጡራት አደንዛዚ ዕጺ ንምጥፋእ ዝሃብዎ ትእዛዝ ምኳኑ ተፈሊጡ’ሎ።እዚ ቅትለት አቐዲሙ ፖሊስ እታ ሃገር ኣብ ከባቢ ዋና ከተማ ማኒላ ዝርኸቡ አውራጃታት ልዕሊ 30 ሰባት ብተመሳሳሊ ድሕሪ ምቕታሎም ዝተፈጸመ ምኳኑ'ውን ተገሊጹ አሎ።
ዝሓለፈ ዓመት ኣብታ ሃገር ዝተኻየደ ምርጫ ብቀሊሉ ዝተዓወቱ ፕረዝደንት ዱርተ እታ ሃገር ካብ ወልፊ አደንዛዚ ዕጺ ነጻ ንምግባር በኣሰርተታት አሽሓት ዝቑጸሩ አደንዛዚ ዕጺ ዘሰጋገሩን ወልፊ ዘለዎም ሰባት ከምዝቐትሉ ቃል ምእታዎም ይፍለጥ።
ይኹን ደአ እምበር ጉጅለታት ተሓለቕቲ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት እዚ ቅትለታት ገበን አንጻር ሰብኣዊነት ክቑጸር ከምዝኽእል ይመኽሩ።
- ምህናጽ ናይ ህዳሴ ግድብ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ንቀረብ ማይ ግብጺ ከምዘይጸልው ፕረ. ኣልበሽር ገሊጾም።
ኣብ ሱዳን ምብጻሕ ዘካየዱ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ኢትዮጵያ ሃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ ብወገኖም ምህናጽ ናይ ህዳሴ ግድብ ንሰለስቲአን ሃገራት ዓወት’ዩ ድሕሪ ምባል እዚ ግን ካልእ ፖለቲካ ምስ ዘይሕወሶ’ዩ ኢሎም።
ምህናጽ ናይ ህዳሴ ግድብ ኣብ ፈለግ ኒል ምስ ተወደኣ ንቀረበ ማይ እታ ሃገር ካብቲ ፈለግ ክጸለው ይኽእል’ዩ ብዝብል ስግኣት ግብጺ ንዝምድና ግብጽን ኢትዮጵያን ምሕርፋፉ ይፍለጥ።
ኣብቲ ትማሊ ሓሙስ ኣብ ከተማ ካርቱም ዝተዋህበ ሓባራዊ ጋዜጣዊ መግለጺ መራሕቲ ሱዳንን ኢትዮጵያን: ፕረዝደንት ዑመር አልበሽር ብዛዕባ ምህናጽ እቲ ግድብ ብዝምልከት “ምህናጽ እቲ ግድብ ንናይ ግብጺ እጃም ካብ ፈለግ ኒል ከምዘይጸለው ንምርግጋጽ ቃል ኣቲና ኢና”...
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- ስብሃቱ ከሰተ ይበሃል።ኣብ ቤት ገብርኤል ንኡስ ዞባ ዓዲ ኳላ ተወሊዱ።ናይ 12 ክፍሊ ትምህርቱ ድሕሪ ምዝዛም ሃገራዊ ግቡኡ ንምፍጻም ኣብ ሓሙሻይ ዙርያ ናብ ሳዋ ወሪዱ። ኣብ ሳልሳይ ወራር ኩናት ኢትዮ-ኤርትራ ክልተ ኣእጋሩ ሰንኪሉ።
ስብሃቱ ድሕሪ ዘጋጠሞ ስንክልና፥ ነቲ ቅድሚ ሕጂ ዝነጥፈሉ ጉያ እግሪ ከቋርጾካ እንተተገደደ፥ ዳግማይ ናብ ስፖርት ዓለም ተመሊሱ ኣብ ናይ ስንኩላን ውድድር ብሽክለታ ኣብ ምንጣፍ ዝርከብ ሓቦኛን ኣብነታውን መንእሰይ’ዩ።
ንጉዕዞ ስፖርታዊ ሂወቱ ኣመልኪቱ ምስ ድምጺ ኣሜሪካ ዘካየዶ ቃለ መጠይቕ ኣብዚ ምስማዕ ይክኣል።
- VOA60 ዓለም (ነሓሰ 16) - ፖሊስ ፍሊፒን ኣብ ዘካይዶ ተኸታታሊ ህጅማ ኣብ ልዕሊ ዕጸ ፋርስ 32 ሰባት ተቐቲሎም።
- VOA60 ኣመሪካ (ነሓሰ 16) - ምምሕዳር ኣመሪካዊት ከተማ ባልቲሞር ን 3 ሓወልቲ ኮንፈደረት ኣልዩ
- ዓለምለኸ ቤት ፍርዲ ገበን እስላማዊ ጥሩግ ጉጅለ ማሊ ኣብታ ሃገር ንዘመናት ዘጸንሑ ሃይማኖታዊ ህንፃታት ብምዕናው 3.2 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ካሕሳ ክኸፍል ኣዚዙ።
ኣሕማድ ኣል-ፋቂ ኣል-ማሕዲ አባላት እዚ ጥሩፍ ጉጅለ ኣብ 2012 ዓ.ም ንሰሜን ማሊ ንሓፂር ግዜ ኣብዝተቖፃፅሩዋ እውን ኣብ ጥንታዊ ከተማ ዝነበሩ ትሽዓተ ህንፃታትን መስጊዳትን ብቡልዶዘር ክፈርሱ ኣዚዙ ብዝብል ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ዓመት ገበነኛ ኮይኑ ተረኺቡ።
እቲ ቤት ፍርዲ እቲ ዕንወት ሃይማኖታዊ ትካላት ከም ገበን ኲናት ብምትእንጋድ ኣል-ማሕዲ ንትሽዓተ ዓመት ማእሰርቲ ፈሪዱ።
እቶም ናይ እምነት ህንፃታት ብ14 ክፍለ ዘመን ዝተሰርሑን ብናይ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ትካል ቅርስታት/ዩኔስኮ/ ናይ ዓለም ቅርሲ ኢሉ ዝመዝገቦም ኮይኖም ዩኒስኮ ድሒሩ ነቶም ሓውልትታት ከምዘሕደሶም’ውን...
- ሓላፊ ሰብኣዊ ጉዳያት ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ጀሚ ማክኮልድሪክ የመን እታ ዝዓበየ ሰብኣዊ ቅልውላው ዓለም ዝረከበላ ሃገር ምዃና ኣፍሊጡ።
ንሱ ነዚ ዘፍለጠ: ሎሚ ኣብ ሰንዓ ኣብ ዝሃቦ ጋዜጣዊ መግለጺ ክኸውን እንከሎ፤ ኣብታ ሃገር ዝካየድ ዘሎ ኩናት ንናይ ጥዕና ቀረባት ኣብቲ ዝድለየሉ ቦታን ግዜን ክባጽሑ ከምዘየኽኣሎም ብምጥቃስ: እዚ ድማ ድኽነት ከስፋሕፍሕ ከምዝገበሮ ገሊጹ።
ሓላፊ ሰብኣዊ ጉዳያት ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ጀሚ ማክኮልድሪክ ኣብዚ ግዜዚ ልዕሊ 20 ሚልዮን ኣብታ ሃገር ዝረከቡ ተጸበይቲ መሰረታዊ ኣገልግሎት ጥዕና ቀረብ ማይን መግብን ኮይኖም ምህላዎም ኣፍሊጡ። ንሱ ብተወሳኺ ኣብ የመን ዘሎ ኩናት ልዕሊ 10 ሽሕ ሲቪል ሕብረተሰብ ከምዝቐተለን ንካልኦት 3 ሚልዮን ድማ ካብ ቤት ንብረቶም ኣመዛቢሉ ንመላእ እታ ሃገር ኣብ ደንደስ...
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