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US Senate at Crossroads on Iran Nuclear Bill
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
This week could decide the fate of a bipartisan bill allowing the U.S. Congress to review and vote on any final nuclear accord with Iran.  The Senate can either vote on the original bill, or allow amendments making additional demands of Iran, which would trigger a presidential veto and could doom the entire legislative effort. If enacted in its current form, the bill would freeze U.S. sanctions relief on Iran for 30 days while Congress reviews a final nuclear pact with Tehran. ... (Full Story)

US Senate at Crossroads on Iran Nuclear Bill
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
This week could decide the fate of a bipartisan bill allowing the U.S. Congress to review and vote on any final nuclear accord with Iran. The Senate can either vote on the original bill, or allow amendments making additional demands of Iran, which would trigger a presidential veto and could doom the entire legislative effort. (Full Story)

Counterterrorism, Economic Development Key Issues for Kerry in Kenya
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
After an afternoon of touring Nairobi National Park, which included an up-close encounter with baby elephants and scenic views of wildlife, Secretary of State John Kerry is preparing to turn his attention to counterterrorism and economic development issues. On Monday, Kerry meets with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials as well as some of the country's opposition leaders. The visit comes at a time of heightened concern about attacks in neighboring countries... (Full Story)

Saudi-led Coalition Lands Special Forces in Yemen
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
The Saudi-led coalition battling Shi'ite Houthi insurgents in Yemen landed several dozen special forces in Aden Sunday, its first ground deployment in the battle for control of the Arab world's poorest country. The coalition denied that a major ground offensive is under way, but the special forces engaged in fighting the Houthis at Aden's international airport. Witnesses said the coalition forces were wearing black military-style clothing and were armed with sophisticated... (Full Story)

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis Rally Against Racism
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and scuffling with police on horseback into the night. The demonstration came days after a rally in Jerusalem Thursday turned violent, following the release of a video showing police beating a uniformed Israeli soldier of Ethiopian descent. Protesters clashed with police Sunday evening, throwing rocks and bottles... (Full Story)

Chinese Dissident Optimistic China May End One-Child Policy
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
A leading Chinese dissident has told a U.S. congressional hearing that she is optimistic China may abolish its one-child policy. Speaking before the Congressional Executive Commission on China last week, Chai Ling, a former student leader of the Tiananmen Square movement and founder of the group All Girls Allowed, said Beijing has been sending out signals that the one-child policy is under discussion. "Recently China's official Xinhua News Agency revealed that from May, all... (Full Story)

10 Migrants Drown, While 4,100 Rescued off Libyan Coast
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
Ten migrants drowned in the Mediterranean near the coast of Libya over the last two days, but nearly 4,100 were rescued as people smugglers took advantage of calm seas to attempt the often perilous crossing to Europe's southern shores. All of those rescued were ferried to Italian ports, with some arriving on Italy's southernmost island, Lampedusa, and others taken to Sicily and Calabria. The Italian Coast Guard said it rescued hundreds of migrants on at least 16 boats Sunday,... (Full Story)

Baltimore Mayor Lifts Overnight Curfew
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has ended the citywide overnight curfew, as thousands of protesters prepare for a second week of demonstrations following the death of a black man in police custody. In an interview Sunday on CBS's Meet The Press, Rawlings-Blake said she wanted to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience, saying residents want "a sense of peace and calm" back their our city so they can begin to heal. "My goal has always been to not... (Full Story)

Nepal Officials Slammed Over Aid Response
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
The weak government of quake-stricken Nepal, with a reputation for corruption and inefficiency, is facing blame for hindering the massive relief effort currently underway. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Kathmandu explains why. (Full Story)

May 3, 2015
Sunday, May 3rd 2015
A look at the best news photos from around the world. (Full Story)

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