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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Campaigning for Cameroon's October 7 presidential election officially begun Saturday. Opposition parties have failed to agree on a single candidate to face incumbent President Paul Biya and are suspicious of each other as they maneuver to unseat the man who has ruled Cameroon since for more than three and a half decades. Thousands of people march through the streets of the northern Cameroon town of Garoua, singing and pledging their support for Paul Biya as campaigns for the October 7... (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The 4-year-old results of a survey about sexual abuse on U.S. military installations around the world, including ships, have finally been released. Several Army and Marine bases in 2014 — Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Fort Lewis, Fort Campbell, Fort Bliss and Camp Lejeune — had more than 500 reported sexual assaults on men and women. Young, unmarried women on Navy ships were more likely to be assaulted than any other group in the military, according to the results released Friday. “Of the 15... (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up about 70,000 new active duty recruits in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, well below the 76,500 they needed. The Army National Guard and Army Reserves also fell far short of their goals, by more than 12,000 and... (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
A little green space can make a big difference in blighted city neighborhoods, according to recent research from Philadelphia. It found that turning vacant lots into mini-parks reduced crime and cut rates of depression, especially in low-income areas. VOA's Steve Baragona went to have a look. (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Brazilian police have arrested a Lebanese man whom the United States suspects is one of the major financial backers of Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group. Assad Ahmad Barakat was arrested Friday in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu. The town is situated in the so-called Tri-Border Area where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay converge. The area has long been known as a haven for smugglers, traffickers and counterfeiters. Barakat is wanted in Paraguay on identity theft accusations,... (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Keith Green has an unusual fascination with vacant lots. Even on vacation. Out for dinner in Shanghai one recent night, he came across a sight that stopped him short. “Everyone else is taking pictures of the skyline,” he said. “I’m taking a picture of a vacant lot.” ​Scourge of abandoned property Abandoned properties don’t attract many tourists. In Green’s hometown of Philadelphia, vacant lots attract crime, from dumping trash, tires and broken appliances to stashing weapons... (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence’s floodwaters. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn’t believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses a significant threat of increased flooding to nearby communities. The potential environmental threat was unclear. No environmental regulators were at the scene, with... (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Scientists are noticing that the numbers of beneficial flying insects like bees, ladybugs, fireflies and butterflies seem to be declining. They can't be certain about what's happening, but possible reasons include habitat loss, insecticide use, the killing of native weeds, single-crop agriculture, invasive species, light pollution, highway traffic and climate change. As Faith Lapidus reports, the potential causes seem to lead back to what humans are doing to the environment. (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The most beautiful art is born where there is pain. This idea became the moving force behind the success of Iranian-born twin sisters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani. They moved to Boston from Tehran in order to advance their art and show it to the world, and they never regretted the decision. Karina Bafradzhian has the story. (Full Story)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The consequences of Afghanistan's increasingly deadly war are weighing the heaviest on the nation's civilians. But violence and social pressures have not deterred members of the country's nascent orchestra of mostly young girls from using music to "heal wounds" and promote women's rights in the strictly conservative Muslim society. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad. (Full Story)
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