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DC Chef Mobilizes to Stop Attacks on Asian Americans

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Apr,2021
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After seeing the recent reports of elderly Asian Americans being attacked, a chef in Washington, D.C., decided to fight back using what he does best. Karina Bafradzhian has the story, narrated by Anna Rice. Camera: Andrey Degtyarev … From: BoorSee

Rights Court Backs RFE/RL Journalist in Case to Protect Phone Data From Ukrainian Officials 

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Apr,2021
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled in favor of a journalist from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service who has battled against the handover of her smartphone data to authorities in what the court agreed is an essential defense of…

Report on France’s Role in Rwanda’s Genocide Fails to Lay to Rest a Dark Past

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Apr,2021
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French President Emmanuel Macron will reportedly visit Kigali in coming weeks, following a report he commissioned which sheds a harsh light on France’s alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.If Macron hoped the report would put the controversy over French actions…

Traveling Kenyan Music Producer Gives Hope to Rural Artists

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Apr,2021
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A Kenyan music producer is taking his work to remote villages to record up-and-coming artists on location to offer something new and different for Kenya’s competitive music industry.  Juma Majanga caught up with producer Presta George in Awendo, Kenya, and…

Southern African Leaders Promise Action on Mozambique Islamist Insurgency 

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Apr,2021
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Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi says member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will respond in a “meaningful manner” to the deadly Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique. Masisi made the comments Wednesday after meeting with Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.  Botswana…

US Unemployment Benefit Claims Increased Again Last Week

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Apr,2021
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New U.S. unemployment compensation claims jumped again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the recovery from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus remains tenuous.The government said 719,000 workers filed for benefits last week, up 61,000 from the…

Knitted Beanies Bring Joy to Displaced, Underprivileged, and Ill Children

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Apr,2021
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For many parents one good thing about grown kids moving out is the opportunity to focus on personal hobbies.  VOA’s Maria Iman-Santoso tells of one woman whose hobby benefits others. Dhania Iman narrates the story.Camera: Maria Iman-Santoso  Producer:  Jon Spier …

Tigray, Ethiopia: From Conflict to Humanitarian Crisis

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Apr,2021
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VOA traces the beginnings of the conflict that grew into a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. In early November 2020, the federal government of Ethiopia — led by Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed — launched a military…

Child Among 4 Dead in Shooting at California Office Building

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Apr,2021
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A child was among four people killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Southern California office building that left a fifth victim and the gunman critically wounded, police said.The violence in the city of Orange southeast of Los Angeles was…

US Officer on Trial for Death that Sparked Protests Against Police Brutality

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Apr,2021
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A court in the U.S. state of Minnesota proceeds Thursday with the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged in the death of George Floyd last year that sparked widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism last year.Jurors…

7 Hong Kong Democracy Activists Convicted Over 2019 Protest

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Apr,2021
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Seven of Hong Kong’s prominent pro-democracy activists were found guilty Thursday of organizing and participating in an unlawful assembly during the 2019 anti-government demonstrations.The activists include media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the founder of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Day, and 82-year-old…

UN: 2 Women, 3 Children Drown in Shipwreck off Libya’s Coast

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Apr,2021
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Two women and three children drowned when a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya, a U.N. official said Wednesday. It was the latest shipwreck involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe.Safa Msehli, spokesman for the International…

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 islands, Reefs

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Apr,2021
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The Philippine government said Wednesday that more than 250 Chinese vessels it believes are operated by militia have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea and demanded that China immediately remove them.The gathering…

Beijing Orders Closure of Chinese Law Firm Tied to Hong Kong Activists

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Apr,2021
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A Chinese law firm linked to the defense of one of 12 pro-democracy activists who allegedly attempted to flee Hong Kong for Taiwan has been ordered to disband, a development that reflects tightening constraints on rights lawyers in China. Human rights…

South Africans Construct Award-Winning Zero-Carbon Home 

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Apr,2021
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A team of nine South African students and young professionals won a Cape Town competition to create a zero-carbon home, just ahead of Earth Day on April 22.Experts say the house design, which incorporates solar power, passive cooling, rainwater harvesting and a food…

Blinken Vows US Support for Ukraine in Call With Foreign Minister

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Apr,2021
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday, affirmed Washington’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity “in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression,” the State Department said in a statement.  …

Economists See Biden Infrastructure Plan Powering Growth; Criticism Is Muted

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Apr,2021
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President Joe Biden’s plan announced Wednesday to plow $2 trillion into an eight-year overhaul of U.S. infrastructure was met with only limited carping from many voices normally critical of government spending. Meanwhile, economists expressed broad agreement that the plan, as…

Survey: 63% of US Jews Encountered Anti-Semitism Over Last 5 Years

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Apr,2021
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At a time of growing concern about right-wing extremism in the United States, a new survey paints a troubling portrait of Jewish Americans’ experiences with anti-Semitism.The survey, released Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a prominent Jewish civil rights group…

UN’s Myanmar Envoy Warns of ‘Bloodbath,’ ‘Civil War’

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Apr,2021
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The U.N. Special Envoy for Myanmar warned Wednesday that “a bloodbath is imminent” and there is an increasing “possibility of civil war” in the country if civilian rule is not restored. “I appeal to this council to consider all available tools…

HOW TO SHOP IN THE UK AND SHIP WORLDWIDE – ULTIMATE GUIDE

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May,2019
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We know that many of our customers (that’s you!) are pretty savvy when it comes to cheap online shopping. The fact they you use a parcel forwarding service for your UK online shopping means that you know the tricks of…