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Turkey's President Refers to Anti-War Students as Terrorists

Turkey's president on Saturday criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them terrorists following a fight there. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "communist traitor youth'' tried to mess up a student stand opened by "religious nationalist local youth'' at the public Bogazici University. Er

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 20:45:54

Thousands of Croatian Far-Right Supporters March in Zagreb

Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters marched Saturday in Zagreb to protest an international convention they said indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people. The protesters sang patriotic songs and chanted slogans against Croatia's center-right government, which l

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 20:35:56

Thousands of Africans Protest Israeli Deportation Plan

Thousands of African asylum-seekers and their local supporters protested Saturday against an Israeli plan to deport them. Organizers said 15,000 people gathered in front of Tel Aviv City Hall. The Israeli government says the migrants have to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in ex

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 20:12:51

'March for Our Lives' Protests Call for Stricter Gun Laws

1Participants take part in the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. 2Participants gather during the March For Our Lives-Parkland event, March 24, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. 3Crowds of people hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue at the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gu

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 15:50:00

Bombing Kills Two in Egypt's Alexandria, Targets Security Chief

CAIRO - A bomb placed under a car exploded in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Saturday, killing two people including a policeman, state news agency MENA reported. The bombing, which also wounded four policemen, had targeted Alexandria's security chief police Major General Mostafa al-Nemr, the inte

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-24 11:20:45

March For Our Lives Events Planned Globally

WHAT: March For Our Lives is a planned demonstration created by, inspired by and led by students across the country to demand their lives become a priority and to end the epidemic of mass school shootings. Organized by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 07:37:46

Why is Austin an Attractive Hub for Many Tech Companies?

When a Silicon Valley company in northern California asked Sumat Lam to transfer to Austin, Texas, common stereotypes came to mind. "I definitely was confused when I was offered the role out of college for Austin. You think about cowboys. You think a little bit about the barbecue. Everything is bigg

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 07:05:36

Agent Orange-related health care for Vietnam vets should be expanded, VA boss Shulkin says

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies for veterans programs before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press) More Vietnam War veterans who developed ailments after exposure to Agent Orange deserve health care, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

FOXNEWS - 2018-03-24 06:53:32

Poll: 69 Percent of Americans Want Stricter Gun Control

A new opinion poll shows that 69 percent of Americans support stricter gun control measures in the weeks after a school shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. The poll by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said the support for gun control is up from 61 percent in Octo

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-24 05:00:36

AG Sessions Floats Proposal to Tighten Regulation on Bump Stocks

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Department of Justice is publishing for comment a proposal to change federal regulations to classify devices with bump stocks as machine guns. Bump stocks, devices that enable a semiautomatic weapon to function as a fully automatic one, have

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-23 23:03:03

Vietnam Seeks Closer Ties with Australia

Vietnam is seeking closer relations with Australia in an effort to limit Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. On March 15, Vietnam and Australia signed a strategic partnership to increase contacts between high-level officials of the two countries. Australian officials have described the agreeme

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-23 21:55:24

Venezuela oil workers clash with security officials in PDVSA cafeteria protest

CARACAS (Reuters) - Angry Venezuelan oil workers demanding better benefits to counter crushing hyperinflation and food shortages clashed with security officials during a rare protest in the cafeteria of state oil company PDVSA's headquarters on Friday. Venezuela is home to the world's largest crude

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 19:45:17

Russian Journalist Says Zhirinovsky Groped Him

A journalist with Current Time TV has claimed that Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky touched him inappropriately in 2006. Renat Davletgildeyev made the allegation on his Facebook page and spoke about it with Timur Olevsky on Current Time TV, a Russian-language TV and digital network le

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-23 18:34:51

UN Steps Up Aid for Thousands of Syrians Fleeing War Zones

U.N. agencies are stepping up desperately needed aid for tens of thousands of civilians who have managed to escape from Syrian areas under fire. They say many of the people have been without humanitarian assistance for months, if not years. In Idlib, a province in northwest Syria, about one million

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-23 17:37:09

Vietnam halts South China Sea oil drilling project under pressure from Beijing

HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam has halted an oil drilling project in the "Red Emperor" block off its southeastern coast licensed to Spanish energy firm Repsol following pressure from China, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A Repsol logo a

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 11:30:41

The March for Our Lives will last a few hours. Its impact will last a generation.

Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events It may take years for the full effect to be felt, but the march is part of a building movement. It may take years for the full effect to be felt, but the mar

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-23 11:00:00

Australians Try to Save 15 Beached Whales

Asia Stranded whales on the beach at Hamelin Bay in this picture obtained from social media, March 23, 2018. Australian rescuers were racing against time to save 15 short-finned pilot whales Friday after more than 150 of the migrating mammals beached on the country's west coast. Most of the whales

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-23 09:26:37

Smoky condo fire in Vietnam kills at least 13, injures 28

Residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire Friday at a large condominium complex in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. At least 13 people were killed and 28 injured, with police saying it w

LA TIMES - 2018-03-23 07:55:00

S. Korea president's Vietnam visit aims to deepen trade ties

Associated PressBy Associated PressMarch 23 at 1:46 AM HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam and South Korean aim to substantially increase their bilateral trade during President Moon Jae-in's three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country. South Korea has become Vietnam's largest foreign investor and second-big

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-23 06:46:00

Phan Van Khai, First Vietnamese Prime Minister to Visit Washington, Dies at 84

HONG KONG - Phan Van Khai, a Soviet-trained Vietnamese prime minister who helped his country transition away from a state-dominated economy and build a stronger relationship with the United States, died last Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 84. Mr. Khai's death was widely reported this week in V

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-23 06:01:04