July 29, 2014 14:46 UTC

A man walks past wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region, July 26, 2014.

Audio UN: Downing of Malaysian Airliner Maybe 'War Crime'

A United Nations official says the shooting down of a Malaysian airplane over eastern Ukraine may be judged a war crime. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down with a surface-to-air missile earlier this month. The plane crashed in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. More


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Audio From Birds to Bears, Animals Face Danger Around the World

Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephants in Kenya. And scientists are working to save polar bears population in Alaska and the Bering Sea. More


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Thousands Get Agricultural Assistance in CARi
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07/29/2014
The Food and Agricultural Organization reports about 95 percent of the Central African Republic's communities say they will not have enough seeds for this year’s planting season.
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Video Thousands Get Agricultural Assistance in CAR

The Food and Agricultural Organization reports about 95 percent of the Central African Republic's communities say they will not have enough seeds for this year’s planting season.
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Video Taiwan Shows Off Smart Watches, Glasses at a Technology Exhibition

Electronics that can be worn on the body star at the 2014 Computex Taipei computer show.
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Video Cambodia Promises Meaningful Economic Reform

Cambodia’s commerce minister says his country will deal with the issue of corruption.
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Video Program Trains Young African Leaders

The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the exchange program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
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Video In Senegal, Skin-Lightening Remains Popular but Risky

Women are still willing to change the color of their skin although there are health risks.

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Grammar Check: Can and Mayi
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07/28/2014
Watch this video to learn when you should use the words "Can" and "May".

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