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  • Three killed in helicopter crash
    At least three people were killed in a helicopter crash in northeastern Thailand on Wednesday, officials said. The victims were travelling to Khon Kaen province in the early morning when the helicopter crashed before landing. “The flight was supposed to land in Khon Kaen airport at 9:10am but around 9:00am we got a report that […]
  • Police urge women to report World Cup sexual assaults
    Paris’s police chief urged women on Wednesday to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France’s World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims were posted on social media in recent days. “These cases must be brought to our attention so that investigations can be carried out,” Michel Delpuech said on […]
  • Teachers jailed for leaking and selling exam papers
    Forty-two people — including a headmaster, teachers and students — were accused of charges including “criminal conspiracy, fraud and fraudulently obtaining undue material benefits” after baccalaureate papers were leaked in July 2017. A Dakar court jailed a group of teachers for up to five years for cheating in high school exams, a lawyer for the […]
  • Betting: Lagosians cry over loses after Russia 2018
    The early exit of football teams of the supposedly heavy-weight countries at the just concluded world biggest football fiesta tagged “Russia 2018″, which ended on July 15, resorted into joys to the betting companies. It, however, brought agonies to several of those who staked with the betting companies in Lagos for possible claims or dividend. […]
  • Death toll rises to 90 as landslides, floods engulf Nepal
    Five people were killed in Nepal on Wednesday by landslides and flooding brought on by monsoon rains, bringing the death toll to 90 across the country. “A woman and her two children, one of them an infant, were killed when a landslide struck their home in a village in north-central Nepal’s Gorkha district,’’ local Police […]
  • Three die, 12 missing as six-storey building collapses
    More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to try and free a dozen people feared trapped under the rubble of a collapsed six-storey building outside Delhi. Three bodies have been pulled so far from under tonnes of concrete and metal from the building, which was still under construction […]
  • Malaysian ex-prime minister Najib’s personal bank account unfrozen
    Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank account has been unfrozen, according to the anti-corruption agency investigating Najib’s suspected mismanagement of the 1MDB state development fund. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said on Wednesday the account was unfrozen because no connection had been found between Najib’s account and the ongoing investigation into 1MDB. READ ALSO: Three […]
  • Insurance coy dragged to court over alleged failure to pay N3m claims
    The Standard Alliance Insurance Company has been dragged to the Abia High Court in Aba over the company’s alleged refusal to pay N3 million to a client on maturity of his life insurance. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the suit filed by Mr Okorie Mark, a businessman hinged his claim on alleged non-payment […]
  • Three killed in midair collision of two planes
    Miami-Dade Police have identified three people who died when two small planes collided over the Everglades, Florida, US. A search is expected to resume Wednesday morning for a possible fourth victim. Daniel Miralles, an eye-witness said he and his friend were out fishing when the crash happened around 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, […]
  • Google braces for huge EU fine over Android
    Google faced a record EU fine Wednesday for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine, in a ruling that risks a fresh clash between Brussels and Washington. The EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is set to announce a 4.3-billion-euro ($5 billion) penalty against the US tech giant, according to Bloomberg News. […]

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  • US Lawmaker: Iran’s Syria Role Boosts Case to Recognize Israel’s Golan Annexation
    A prominent U.S. Republican lawmaker says Iran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war has bolstered a case for the United States to recognize Israel’s annexation of territory in the Golan Heights as buffer to that conflict.  Congressman Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump, chaired a discussion about the prospect of such a U.S. recognition at a Tuesday hearing of a House national security subcommittee. Speaking to VOA Persian after the hearing, DeSantis said he heard a...
  • Thai Boys Rescued from Flooded Cave to Make First Public Appearance
    A week after their dramatic rescue from a flooded cave complex, the 12 teenage members of a Thai football team and their adult coach will make their first public appearance. The Wild Boars team will answer submitted questions from journalists from their hospital in the northern town of Chaing Rai Wednesday before they are discharged. The 45-minute session will be broadcast live nationwide.  Officials say the boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, and their coach are all in good...
  • Cute Robots Invade the Smithsonian
    Known as the largest education, and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is a collection of 19 museums that house more than 140 million unique items. It’s no wonder it's been called "the nation’s attic.” But there’s a novel addition to the venerable complex -- a smart new technology that interacts with visitors. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti introduces us to the Smithsonian's newest resident.
  • Republican Senators Seek to Reassure US Allies After Trump Trip
    President Donald Trump stunned many around the world with his refusal to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin as he stood beside him in Helsinki Monday. This coming after Trump's harsh criticism of close U.S. allies, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the European Union and NATO. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.
  • Facing Capitol Hill Criticism, Trump Corrects Russia Comments
    President Donald Trump accepted the U.S. intelligence community assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election Tuesday, just a day after saying the opposite as he stood alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s reversal came after strong criticism from both parties on Capitol Hill -- prompting many lawmakers to consider further action, as VOA’s congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports.
  • Museum of Natural History Provides a Glimpse of New Dinosaur Display
    The fossilized skeleton of a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur will be on exhibit next year in the new fossil hall at the Museum of Natural History in Washington. Excavated in Montana, it is one of the largest and most complete T-rex skeletons ever discovered. The dinosaur, called the Nation’s T-rex, will become part of a larger showcase that explores billions of years of life on earth. VOAs Deborah Block takes us on a sneak peak.
  • Former British PM Calls for New Referendum on Brexit
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says there is so much disagreement on Britain's exit from the European Union that the referendum will have to be repeated. While Britain's political parties haggle over trade and details in the separation procedures, pro-EU politicians question the legitimacy of the Brexit vote after the electoral commission said the official group campaigning for Britain's exit in the 2016 referendum broke electoral laws. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports.
  • Libya Denies It Abandoned Migrants at Sea
    Libya's coast guard is denying accusations by a Spanish aid group that it left two women and a child to die in the Mediterranean Sea.  Coast guard spokesman Ayoub Gassim on Tuesday said the service carries out rescues of Europe-bound migrants, "in accordance with international standards in saving lives at sea.'' He blamed human traffickers and "irresponsible, non-governmental groups" for any tragedies that occur at sea.  He said the Libyan coast...
  • Buildings Collapse in Delhi Killing At Least 3, More Feared Dead
    A six-story apartment block collapsed into an adjacent building in a suburb of New Delhi killing at least three people, police said on Wednesday, as rescuers searched for people feared trapped in the rubble. The collapse occurred on Tuesday night in the Greater Noida area and rescue workers were moving slowly through the debris in a search for survivors, police and the rescue team said. "The buildings collapsed like a match box. The rescue efforts are taking time since we cannot...
  • Rights Groups Concerned Egypt's Military Using Counterterrorism to Target Dissidents
    As Egypt is cracking down on militants across the country, particularly in the country’s Sinai region, some experts and rights groups have voiced concerns that the country’s security forces are using counterterror measures to target dissidents. “Three-per-day forced disappearances where individuals will simply be removed from their homes without any information given about their whereabouts and whether or not they even end up in the prison system where their lawyers are not able to access...

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