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ICRC: Yemen Facing Catastrophic Situation

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The International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] says Yemen is facing a catastrophic situation three months after a Saudi Arabia-led coalition began an intense air campaign against the Houthi rebels. The United Nations reports that Saudi-led airstrikes have killed more than 3,000 people in Yemen — more than half of them civilians — since the bombing campaign began three months ago. It says mo

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Gunmen Attack State Radio Offices in CAR Capital

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Unidentified gunmen stormed Central African Republic's state-owned radio in the capital, Bangui, early Tuesday in a failed attempt to force entry into the main studio, the broadcaster said. An unknown number of assailants attacked the radio's offices, which were being guarded by three gendarmes, about 1 a.m. (0000 GMT), the station announced. "They shattered the control board and headed for Stu

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New York Craft Distillers Embrace New Laws

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Kentucky might be known for its bourbon, but whiskey was made all over the U.S. in thousands of small-scale distilleries in the years before Prohibition made it illegal to make or consume alcohol. Nearly 80 years later, New York loosened its laws and encouraged craft distilling through business incentives. Now local distillers have set up shop in New York City creating innovative spirits with l

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US Officials Grilled on Strategy to Defeat Islamic State

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One day after President Barack Obama restated his commitment to defeating Islamic State militants, Republican senators vented frustrations over the administration’s strategy. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, faced tough, direct questions Tuesday at an Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Police Officers, Firefighters Gather for Friendly Competition

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More than 10,000 firefighters, police officers and other active members of public service agencies from around the world converged in northern Virginia recently for some friendly but serious competition in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. The athletes came from more than 60 countries, including Russia, Singapore and the United States, with the goal of linking a large and diverse global comm

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Diplomats: Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue Through Friday

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Some of the foreign ministers at the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna say they are leaving for now but plan to return for more discussions. The ministers said the negotiations are entering the most “difficult and sensitive” part, and they agreed to extend the talks for another three days. VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Vienna.

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South Sudan’s Fourth Anniversary Offers Little to Celebrate

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Independence was greeted with great hope in 2011 but now rings hollow for many as their country descends further into division and misery.

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W.H.O. Is Not Equipped to Handle a Crisis Like Ebola, Report Says

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An independent panel said in a report released Tuesday that the World Health Organization was sluggish, financially unprepared and overly reliant on “good diplomacy.”

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