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Children exercise during a weight-losing summer camp in Shenyang, Liaoning province, August 3, 2009. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest threats to children's health, a nationwide investigation has warned, pointing out that students' physical indicator

Audio Physically Fit Children Do Better in School

Several studies found that children who had physical activity on a usual basis improved in school. The children also learn best if physical activity is included during class or before. | Health Report More


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The Occupy Central protest group has said it will announce plans for the group’s next action on Wednesday if Hong Kong’s leader does not resign by October 1st. It also said the official, Leung Chun-ying, must meet demands for fair elections by that day. More


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Official Warns of Limited Opportunity to Fight Ebolai
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Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus could pass -- quickly.
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Video Official Warns of Limited Opportunity to Fight Ebola

Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus could pass -- quickly.
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Other genetic research may help make African rice more popular.
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Video Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Poor Countries

Brain imaging can identify the first signs of learning and development delays in newborns and young children.
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Video “Exploding” Lake to Provide Power in Rwanda

Methane gas from a lake in Rwanda could provide power to millions of people.
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Video News Words: Maritime

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This long-exposure picture shows vehicles on roads during rush hour on the eve of the Chinese National Day holiday in Shanghai.

This long-exposure picture shows vehicles on roads during rush hour on the eve of the Chinese National Day holiday in Shanghai.

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Caty Weaver talks with visitors about the phrasal verbs commonly used to talk about romance, love, and dating.

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Monday, September 29, 1700 UTC: "What's your workout?" Jonathan Evans asks, What exercises do you do?

Tuesday, September 30, 1300 UTC: Ashley Thompson talks with you about women and media

Wednesday, October 1, 1900 UTC: Adam Brock explains some American English proverbs

Thursday, October 2, 1300 UTC: Has anyone ever "given you props?" Dr. Jill Robbins explains some slang words used for praise and compliments

Friday, October 3, 1500 UTC: Caty Weaver talks about Phrasal Verbs

 

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