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Flood Waters Recede in Houston, but Rain Continues Many parts of Texas are recovering from one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southwestern state. Heavy rains on Monday and early Tuesday caused rivers to swell in eastern and central Texas, washing away homes and killing at least 13 people. Flood
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FIFA Rocked With Massive Corruption Charges The world's most powerful and lucrative sporting body was hit with shocking news on Wednesday. U.S. authorities unveiled charges against current and former officials of the International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA, as part of a sweeping p
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IMF Says China's Yuan No Longer Undervalued Chinas currency is no longer undervalued given its recent appreciation, but the government should pick up the pace in loosening controls on the exchange rate, the International Monetary Fund said. Economists critical of the IMFs assessment said it did not
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Survivors Strive for Ebola-Free Sierra Leone Sierra Leone is working hard to get down to zero cases of Ebola. Survivors are playing a key role, helping raise awareness about the disease by going out into communities every day to educate people. Moa Wharf, an impoverished area of Freetown, was recent
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Erdogan's War on Criticism in Media Heats Up A veteran U.S. journalist and author said Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had blocked his honorary citizenship and declared him an enemy of the state. In what opponents see as part of a campaign to muzzle dissent ahead of a June elec
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Pentagon: Live Anthrax Accidentally Sent to Labs in US, S Korea The Pentagon said Wednesday that a U.S. military laboratory in the state of Utah accidentally sent live anthrax spores to civilian commercial labs in nine states and a military lab in South Korea. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren sought to reassur
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ICC Upholds Ruling on Trial of Former Ivorian First Lady Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have called on Ivory Coast to hand over former first lady Simone Gbagbo, upholding an earlier ruling that she stand trial in The Hague. Polish Judge Piotr Hofmanski said Wednesday that Ivory Coast must st
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Justice Department Cites US Interests in FIFA Case In indicting some of the worlds high-ranking football officials Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department said it is exercising its legal authority to crack down on corruption that touched American turf and that damaged American interests. An indictment unse
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More Arrests Expected in FIFA Corruption Case Football fans around the world are still in shock over the corruption indictments of top FIFA officials, corporate officials and marketing companies by the United States government. And there is promise of more to come. VOAs Bernard Shusman reports from N
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Tibetan Mother Self-Immolates in China A Tibetan mother of two set herself on fire Wednesday to protest China's repressive policies towards Tibetans. Sangye Tso, 36, self-immolated in front of a Chinese security and re-education building located within the compound of Choparshing monastery in
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