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A Mix of Pride and Doubts as Modi Launches India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Drive

The world’s largest inoculation program is set to begin on Saturday, but experts have questioned the data behind one of the country’s two vaccines — and patients don’t get to pick their shot.

Parenting, Uprooting and Enchanting

VOA Connect Episode 157 -  Raising biracial kids, moving to improve your life and the art of magic.  

National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy as Part of Restructuring

The move will likely put on hold a New York investigation into accusations the NRA diverted millions of dollars for the personal use of senior leaders

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses two million

The World Health Organisation has warned the worst could still be ahead as the global coronavirus-linked death toll exceeds two million.

Moving to Tulsa

We talk to a California woman who took advantage of an Oklahoma city's offer to attract remote workers. She tells us why she made the move and how it has improved her quality of life.   Reporter: Julie Taboh, Camera:   Jeremy Gosset, Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki

Growing up Beyond Black and White

Meet a couple in Nebraska who are raising their biracial children to be well adjusted and living beyond anyone’s pigeonholes. Reporter/Camera:   Deepak Dobhal

India to begin first round of massive Covid vaccination programme

Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country.

Britain to Require COVID-19 Tests for Visitors to Prevent New Strains

Travelers into Britain must show proof of a negative test and quarantine for 10 days 

Mike Pence Calls Kamala Harris to Offer Congratulations

The conversation was the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

Dustin Higgs, convicted in the killings of three women in 1996, was the third to receive a lethal injection this week

Armed Protests Feared Ahead of Inauguration

FBI issues new warnings as Congress plans national commission on Capitol siege

Biden Names Geneticist for New Cabinet-level Post on Science

President-elect: 'Science will always be at the forefront of my administration ...'

Uganda's Museveni Declared Winner of Presidential Election

Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.64% of the total, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48 million votes (34.83%), the electoral commission said in a televised news conference

Could Kazakhstan Efforts to Repatriate Foreign Fighters Be a Model?

Kazakhstan was the first country to step up after the US government called on countries to take back their nationals held in Syria

In Hong Kong, a New Party Calls for Stability

Democracy advocates have called the Bauhinia Party a “Trojan horse” for the Chinese government. But Beijing’s local allies are wary of it, too.

Several Thousand Hondurans Have Begun the Journey Toward US

The first migrant caravan of the year comes days before a new administration takes office in Washington

Trump Fetes Morocco King, Rallies Behind Claim 

Trump last month broke decades of precedent by recognizing Morocco's full sovereignty over contested Western Sahara, with Morocco in turn saying it would normalize relations with Israel

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Starting Live Virtual Tours

The two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley’s former Memphis home, which has been turned into a museum, and through the Meditation Garden, where he is buried

Tennis stars' arrival angers stranded Australians

Players are flown in ahead of the Australian Open while thousands of citizens are waiting to return.

Military Atmosphere Engulfs US Capital Before Biden Inauguration

Officials answer threatening online ‘chatter’ with plans for a Green Zone backed by 25,000 National Guard troops

Feds Back Away from Claim of Assassination Plot at Capitol

Sprawling investigation involves multiple cities and jurisdictions, in part because so many of the rioters simply went home

Biden Administration - National Security/Foreign Policy Preview

On this annual edition of Encounter, Georgetown University professors Anthony Arend and Mark Lagon react to President Donald Trump’s second impeachment and outline the national security and foreign policy priorities and challenges for the incoming Biden administration with host Carol Castiel.

Biden Fills Out State Department Team With Obama Veterans

President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration

Tokyo reports 1,809 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,014

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 1,809 new cases of the coronavirus, down 192 from Friday. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 83,878. The number (953…

No. of virus patients recuperating at home tops 30,000

The number of coronavirus patients recuperating at home in Japan reached 30,208 this week, the health ministry said Saturday. The figure as of Wednesday was 1.7 times that…

Philippines' Duterte says presidency is 'not for women'

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte declared that the presidency was no job for a woman because of their emotional differences to men, and dismissed speculation that his daughter would succeed him next year. The Philippines has had two women presidents, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from 2001 to 2010 ...

Hong Kong Elvis Impersonator Dies at 68

Mr. Kwok, who busked in the Chinese territory for 28 years, was hardly the first Elvis Presley impersonator in Asia. But he may have been the most committed.

How China's Economy Bounced Back

Officials pushed factories to reopen the same way they forced the country to shut down. In one small town, it led to a chili-sauce-fueled revival.

US has conceded too much to Taliban, says Afghan vice-president

The Afghan vice-president tells the BBC that the latest US troop withdrawal will lead to violence.


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