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The above list of online news sites is in no particular order, and selection for inclusion here was determined by a variety of factors.

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  • After Brexit, Johnson Says, Why Not a Channel Bridge?
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Britain’s most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, told French President Emmanuel Macron that he felt it ...
  • Where’s Winter? Coldest State in US Is Unusually Warm
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest, and usually coldest, state. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures in parts of rural Alaska have opened dangerous gaps in frozen rivers that residents use to travel from village to village and to hunting grounds because there are no roads. One troublesome ice highway is the ...
  • UN African Ambassadors Take Issue With Trump’s Reported Racist Comments
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    African ambassadors at the United Nations have met with the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. about the reported remarks U.S. President Donald Trump made referring to African nations as “s---hole countries.” Anatolio Ndong Mba, Equatorial Guinea’s U.N. ambassador and head of the U.N.’s 54-nation African Group, said Nikki Haley “regretted” ...
  • Time After Time: Luxury Watchmaker to Sell Pre-owned Pieces
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet said it would launch a second-hand business this year, becoming the first big brand to announce plans to tap into a fast-growing market for pre-owned premium watches. The company told Reuters it would launch the business at its outlets in Switzerland this year. If this proved successful, it would roll ...
  • Foreign Investors Will Take Heart in Vietnam’s Anti-Graft Crackdown
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Foreign investors in Vietnam will welcome a fairer, more predictable set of business practices as the government pursues the heads of local firms over corruption, analysts believe. Some foreign companies might review their own books to ensure clean accounting, as prosecutors investigate executives in Vietnamese firms over suspected graft. Most ...
  • Zimbabwe Party Continues Purge of Mugabe Allies
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported his old boss and wife, Grace. Mnangagwa came to power in November after 93-year-old Mugabe was forced to resign following a defacto military coup. Mnangagwa ...
  • New Zealand’s Ardern: ‘I’ll be a Prime Minister and a Mum’
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labor activists as she declared “I’ll be a prime minister and a mum.” Ardern said she planned to work until the end of her pregnancy in June and then take six-weeks leave, during ...
  • Despite Two-Child Families, China’s Birthrate Falls
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a result parents say of the stresses of urban life. There were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. With almost ...
  • Peru’s Indigenous People Look for an Ally in Pope Francis
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis on Friday in a visit to the world’s largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. Francis is expected to meet with several thousand indigenous people gathering in a coliseum ...
  • Ukraine Passes Bill to Restore Control Over Separatist-Held Areas
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Ukraine's parliament has passed a bill governing state policy on areas in the east that are held by Russia-backed separatists.
  • Highlights From Volvo Ocean Race as Teams Approach Hong Kong
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    It has been called the longest and toughest professional sporting event on earth. The eight-month Volvo Ocean Race is a 24-hour-a-day open-water marathon pitting sailing teams against one another as well as a mutual competitor: nature. Arash Arabasadi has the story.
  • Tracking Shoes Help Keep Kids Safe
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    The worst nightmare for parents is probably a child wandering off and getting lost. And for parents who want to keep their kids within their reach and still give them a chance to play freely and be adventurous, a New York company is offering a solution. Faiza Elmasry has the story. Faith Lapidus narrates.
  • Scientists Closing in on Universal Flu Vaccine
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Fighting the flu usually consists of using predictive research to create a vaccine that fights the strains of the disease most likely to show up. But scientists around the world are closing in on a universal vaccine that takes the guesswork out of the fight. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
  • Debate Over Abortion, as 45th Pro-Life Rally Takes Place in Washington
    published on January 19th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    The 45th annual March for Life rally takes place Friday in Washington. President Trump says he will speak at the anti-abortion event from the White House. The rally also coincides with the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, a Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. Pro-choice supporters favor the law, while ...
  • Trump's First Year: Strong Economy but Weak Polls
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    President Donald Trump marks his first year in office Saturday, Jan. 20. Trump's tumultuous first year was unlike any other in recent U.S. political history, and 2018 could offer more of the same. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
  • Drive to Fund US Government Hits Immigration Speed Bump
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    A fierce political battle over immigration and American border security threatens to short-circuit efforts to keep the U.S. government open beyond midnight Friday, Washington time, when federal spending authority expires. The Senate began to debate the House-passed measure to fund the government through Feb. 16, but adjourned late Thursday. ...
  • In Early Attempts, Cancer-detecting Blood Test Shows Promise
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are ...
  • Social Media Companies Accelerate Removals of Online Hate Speech
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show. The European Union has piled pressure on social media firms to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of extremist content and hate ...
  • US Officials: MS-13 Gang Is Sending 'Younger, More Violent' Members to America
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    Leaders of the Central American street gang MS-13 have a new problem on their hands: their U.S.-based members are not violent enough. The gang, with about 10,000 members in the United States, is notorious for its propensity for vicious violence. Initiation requires committing murder. And many gang members have been convicted of homicides, some ...
  • New Zealand Again Offers Sanctuary for Some Manus Island Refugees
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 05:31 AM
    It's been almost three months since Australia closed its controversial offshore detention center on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, and the future of the more than 600 men who remain in community accommodation on the island is still unclear. Past disturbances among detainees at the Australian-run detention center were fueled by fear and ...






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