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Russia Hits Ukraine with Biggest Missile Strike in Weeks
AS IT IS
Russia Hits Ukraine with Biggest Missile Strike in Weeks

04:39 March 9, 2023

At least six people died early Thursday as Russia launched a wave of missiles into Ukraine. It was the first large missile attack by Russia since the…

Bone Study Suggests Dinosaur Size not Linked to Growth Rate
Science & Technology
Bone Study Suggests Dinosaur Size not Linked to Growth Rate

04:49 March 8, 2023

A new study has found that a dinosaur’s size was not necessarily linked to how quickly it grew. The research results come from studying a group of di…

Egypt Struggles with Economic Problems Intensified by Ukraine War
AS IT IS
Egypt Struggles with Economic Problems Intensified by Ukraine War

06:04 March 8, 2023

Egypt is in an economic crisis made more severe by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The conflict, now in its second year, has increased food and energy …

In Ethiopia’s Tigray, Children Return to School but Trauma Remains
AS IT IS
In Ethiopia’s Tigray, Children Return to School but Trauma Remains

04:12 March 8, 2023

The war in Tigray is over, but the trauma remains. Tsega Fitsum is a volunteer teacher at the Mai Weyni school in the Tigray capital, Mekelle. She sa…

Taiwan Blames Chinese Ships for Cutting Internet Cables
AS IT IS
Taiwan Blames Chinese Ships for Cutting Internet Cables

03:56 March 8, 2023

An island group belonging to Taiwan has been without internet for the past month. Taiwanese officials blame two Chinese ships for cutting cables that…

Some Parents Do Not Know Their Children Struggle in School
Education
Some Parents Do Not Know Their Children Struggle in School

06:07 March 7, 2023

It is widely known that students’ test scores decreased across the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But many parents do not know that …

Japan Destroys Rocket after Launch Failure
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Japan Destroys Rocket after Launch Failure

03:03 March 7, 2023

Japan’s space agency had to destroy a rocket after a launch Tuesday because its second stage engine failed to start. The 60-meter-tall rocket is call…

Colombia Proposes Shipping Invasive Hippos to India, Mexico
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Colombia Proposes Shipping Invasive Hippos to India, Mexico

04:48 March 7, 2023

Colombia is proposing to send at least 70 hippopotamuses to India and Mexico as part of a plan to control the hippo population. The hippos live near …

UN Celebrates International Women's Day
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UN Celebrates International Women's Day

03:44 March 7, 2023

Countries around the world are celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) on Wednesday, March 8. The United Nations says the theme it is celebrating…

South Korean Plan Aims to Ease Tensions with Japan, Pay Victims
AS IT IS
South Korean Plan Aims to Ease Tensions with Japan, Pay Victims

06:18 March 6, 2023

South Korea announced a new plan Monday to pay Koreans who performed forced labor for Japan during World War II. The plan does not require Japanese c…

Learn Scientific Names to Understand Your Plants Better
Health & Lifestyle
Learn Scientific Names to Understand Your Plants Better

05:00 March 6, 2023

Plant lovers often look at lists of plants or seeds for sale in the winter to plan their gardens for the coming year. Those lists usually have two na…

More People Using ChatGPT to Create, Publish Books
AS IT IS
More People Using ChatGPT to Create, Publish Books

05:45 March 6, 2023

A growing number of people are using ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence program, to create books for sale. Although sales have so far been slow, hum…

Experts: Mental Healthcare an Important Part of Recovery from Turkey Quake
AS IT IS
Experts: Mental Healthcare an Important Part of Recovery from Turkey Quake

05:21 March 6, 2023

The recent 7.8 earthquake magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria caused major physical destruction and loss of life in both countries. Hea…

European Space Agency Calls for Giving Moon its Own Time Zone
Science & Technology
European Space Agency Calls for Giving Moon its Own Time Zone

05:34 March 5, 2023

European space officials have called for establishing a separate time zone on the moon. The European Space Agency (ESA) said the idea was discussed a…

Shoeshine Businesses Disappearing in the U.S.
AS IT IS
Shoeshine Businesses Disappearing in the U.S.

05:21 March 5, 2023

Penn Station Shoe Repair and Shoe Shine is a small shoeshining business in New York City. On a recent weekday, customers sat down at the shoeshine bu…

Virgin Galactic to Renew Spaceplane Flights
AS IT IS
Virgin Galactic to Renew Spaceplane Flights

03:06 March 5, 2023

Virgin Galactic has completed improvements to its VSS Unity spaceplane. The company plans to restart a passenger flight program this year, the compan…

Rights to ‘Crying Indian’ Go to Native American Group
AS IT IS
Rights to ‘Crying Indian’ Go to Native American Group

05:15 March 5, 2023

In 1971, an anti-pollution public service announcement showing a man crying a single tear at the sight of polluted land got a lot of attention in Ame…

Expressions for a Full Meal
Words & Their Stories
Expressions for a Full Meal

06:09 March 4, 2023

And now, Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. For today’s program, we invite you to share a meal with us – well, expressions about a m…

US Law Programs Interest International Students
Education
US Law Programs Interest International Students

09:09 March 4, 2023

Each year, thousands of legal professionals from around the world come to the United States for advanced legal training. They often choose to attend …

Iraq Sees Growth in Research, Preservation Efforts
AS IT IS
Iraq Sees Growth in Research, Preservation Efforts

06:00 March 4, 2023

An international research project has found the remains of what is believed to be a 5,000-year-old restaurant in southern Iraq. The discovery, announ…

'The Blue Hotel,' by Stephen Crane, Part Four
American Stories
'The Blue Hotel,' by Stephen Crane, Part Four

12:56 March 3, 2023

We present the fourth of four parts of the short story "The Blue Hotel," by Stephen Crane. The story was originally adapted by the U.S. Department of…

Reading Skills: Definitions and Transitions
ASK A TEACHER
Reading Skills: Definitions and Transitions

06:53 March 3, 2023

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question about reading skills like finding definitions and transitions. Question: Greetings from …

Iran’s Government Investigates Poisoning of Schoolgirls
AS IT IS
Iran’s Government Investigates Poisoning of Schoolgirls

04:54 March 3, 2023

Iran's president recently ordered an investigation into a series of sicknesses from poisonous air at a number of girls' schools in the country. Some …

Germany Threatens to Hold Up EU Combustion Engine Ban
AS IT IS
Germany Threatens to Hold Up EU Combustion Engine Ban

03:00 March 3, 2023

Germany’s transport minister says his country cannot support a planned European Union ban on new cars with combustion engines until the proposal is c…

Parts of Speech and Poetry
Everyday Grammar
Parts of Speech and Poetry

07:40 March 2, 2023

Have you ever written a poem in English? Some of you have written to us in recent weeks asking us about writing and sharing poems. When I was a teach…

International Agency: 2022 Had Biggest Release of Carbon Dioxide
AS IT IS
International Agency: 2022 Had Biggest Release of Carbon Dioxide

04:18 March 2, 2023

An international group based in Paris says the world produced a record amount of carbon dioxide last year. The International Energy Agency (IEA) said…

Vietnam Parliament Elects Vo Van Thuong as New President
AS IT IS
Vietnam Parliament Elects Vo Van Thuong as New President

03:07 March 2, 2023

Vietnam's National Assembly on Thursday elected Vo Van Thuong as the country’s new president. The country is changing its top leadership as it contin…

Technology Tool Aims to Let Young People Remove Explicit Images from Internet
AS IT IS
Technology Tool Aims to Let Young People Remove Explicit Images from Internet

07:01 March 2, 2023

A new tool called Take It Down promises to remove explicit pictures that young people have put on the internet before they were 18 years old. The Nat…

'Imperfect' Models in Italy Redefine Beauty
Arts & Culture
'Imperfect' Models in Italy Redefine Beauty

04:39 March 1, 2023

An Italian project on the social media service Instagram is aiming to bring attention to women who do not look like usual fashion models. Carlotta Gi…

As Governments Move to Ban TikTok, New Child Safety Tools Launched
Science & Technology
As Governments Move to Ban TikTok, New Child Safety Tools Launched

05:57 March 1, 2023

TikTok has added new tools designed to give parents more control over their children's use of the popular video sharing app. The new tools were annou…

Deeper Questions about the Start of COVID-19
Health & Lifestyle
Deeper Questions about the Start of COVID-19

05:35 March 1, 2023

Governments and health agencies around the world have not yet been able to answer an important question: Where did the virus that causes COVID-19 com…

Train Crash in Greece Leaves 36 People Dead, Many Injured
AS IT IS
Train Crash in Greece Leaves 36 People Dead, Many Injured

04:00 March 1, 2023

At least 36 people died and many others were hurt when two trains crashed into each other late Tuesday in northern Greece. One train was carrying peo…

US Supreme Court Considers Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program
Education
US Supreme Court Considers Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program

06:01 February 28, 2023

The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday about President Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan. The court’s decision will af…

Following Earthquakes in Syria, Schools Provide ‘Lifeline’
Education
Following Earthquakes in Syria, Schools Provide ‘Lifeline’

05:14 February 28, 2023

The earthquakes that destroyed large parts of southern Turkey and northwest Syria in February have affected countless children in both countries. For…

Inventor of First Mobile Phone Looks back, Thinks about Future
Science & Technology
Inventor of First Mobile Phone Looks back, Thinks about Future

03:31 February 28, 2023

The man who made the first call from a wireless phone is now 94 years old. The year was 1973. Martin Cooper operated a large, heavy new communication…

US Orders Agencies to Remove TikTok from all Government Devices
Science & Technology
US Orders Agencies to Remove TikTok from all Government Devices

05:07 February 28, 2023

The United States has ordered federal agencies to remove the popular video sharing service TikTok from all government devices within 30 days. The ban…

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once” Wins Big at SAG Awards
Arts & Culture
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once” Wins Big at SAG Awards

04:43 February 27, 2023

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, or SAG Awards, are known as an important predictor for the Academy Awards, or Oscars. On Sunday night in Los Angeles,…

US Agency: AI-created Images Cannot Receive Copyright Protection
Science & Technology
US Agency: AI-created Images Cannot Receive Copyright Protection

03:11 February 27, 2023

The U.S. Copyright Office said that book images created using the artificial intelligence (AI) program Midjourney should not have been given copyrigh…

Plants, Flowers to Enjoy by Moonlight
Health & Lifestyle
Plants, Flowers to Enjoy by Moonlight

04:35 February 27, 2023

Gardeners in the Northern Hemisphere are starting to plan their summer gardens. Most are thinking about how their plants and flowers will look in the…

North Korea Holds Agriculture Meeting Over Food Insecurity
AS IT IS
North Korea Holds Agriculture Meeting Over Food Insecurity

04:49 February 27, 2023

North Korea has held a major agriculture conference as experts warn about worsening food shortages in the country. State media reported North Korean …

Famous Book by Dr. Seuss about Christmas Gets a New Version
Arts & Culture
Famous Book by Dr. Seuss about Christmas Gets a New Version

04:02 February 26, 2023

The famous children’s book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by the writer known as Dr. Seuss, will get a follow-up story, or sequel, later this year.…

Scientists Study Brown Bear Frozen for 3,500 Years
Science & Technology
Scientists Study Brown Bear Frozen for 3,500 Years

03:18 February 26, 2023

A team of Russian scientists recently examined something extremely unusual: the frozen body of a brown bear that lived thousands of years ago. The co…

Study: Better Instruments Needed to Discover Life on Mars
Science & Technology
Study: Better Instruments Needed to Discover Life on Mars

07:11 February 26, 2023

A new study suggests that current tools used by scientists to look for signs of life on Mars may not be effective enough to make new discoveries. A g…

Proposed Changes to US Immigration Rules
AS IT IS
Proposed Changes to US Immigration Rules

06:27 February 26, 2023

The administration of President Joe Biden recently proposed changes to U.S. immigration laws for asylum seekers. The proposal comes as the U.S. prepa…

Have You 'Ruffled Any Feathers' Recently?
Words & Their Stories
Have You 'Ruffled Any Feathers' Recently?

05:06 February 25, 2023

And now, Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. Birds bring so many wonderful things to our lives. They have beautiful songs for our ear…

How to Create Many Activities from One Video
Education
How to Create Many Activities from One Video

04:36 February 25, 2023

Teachers often use videos to give students a break from the usual classroom activities. Learners use videos, too, to improve their listening and spea…

Webb Telescope Discovers Huge Galaxies Dating Back 600 Million Years
Science & Technology
Webb Telescope Discovers Huge Galaxies Dating Back 600 Million Years

04:29 February 25, 2023

Astronomers have discovered what appear to be huge galaxies dating back to within 600 million years of the Big Bang. The findings suggest the early u…

'The Blue Hotel,' by Stephen Crane, Part Three
American Stories
'The Blue Hotel,' by Stephen Crane, Part Three

10:32 February 24, 2023

We present the third of four parts of the short story "The Blue Hotel," by Stephen Crane. The story was originally adapted by the U.S. Department of …

How Fast Should Beethoven’s ‘Ninth Symphony’ Be Performed?
Arts & Culture
How Fast Should Beethoven’s ‘Ninth Symphony’ Be Performed?

05:15 February 24, 2023

Ludwig van Beethoven has long been considered one of the greatest composers of classical music. Critics say that his final complete musical work, the…

Study: Humpback Whale Singing Linked to Loneliness
Science & Technology
Study: Humpback Whale Singing Linked to Loneliness

05:06 February 24, 2023

A new study suggests the singing noises made by humpback whales might be a sign of loneliness. Scientists who recorded humpback whale behavior in Aus…

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