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The Koreas and United Nations Command Work Toward Disarming the DMZ

North Korea, South Korea, and the United Nations Command (UNC) met Monday to further discuss plans to disarm the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). It follows a meeting last week where the three parties discussed ways of implementing a comprehensive military agreement signed during the third inter-Korean summit to achieve that goal. United Nations Command deputy commander Lt. General Wayne Eyre said the UNC will adapt its mission to support current diplomatic… Read Full Article

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

"We finally acknowledge and confront the lost screams of our children" - PM Scott Morrison.

Migrants Fleeing Violence, Continue North as Trump Tweets They Are Not Welcome

A group of several thousand migrants, mostly from Honduras, spent Sunday night in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula as they continued their trek away from what they say is untenable violence and poverty at home, while U.S. President Donald Trump warned again they are not welcome in his country. Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated that policy in a statement late Sunday, saying the administration is closely following the progress of the caravan and accusing the migrants of… Read Full Article

Indian Kashmir’s Incredible Floating Homes Face Green Challenges

For many people, boating is considered a recreational activity, but in many parts of the world, including Srinagar, Kashmir – it is a way of life - giving 'life on the water' a very literal meaning. Lakes in the area have been home to houseboats for decades and the colorful imagery and the designs are a must see for tourists. VOA’s Zubair Dar and Yusuf Jameel filed this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.

Migrant Caravan Shrinks After Trump's Warning

Thousands of migrants, mostly from Honduras, have amassed at Guatemala's border with Mexico seeking passage through its territory on their way to the United States. But many have returned to Honduras after facing hardship on the way, or running into obstacles on the Mexican border. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico of repercussions if they do not stop the caravan. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports some migrants are determined to reach the United States at any cost.

Individual Cooling Units Could Save Lives

The World Health Organization is closely watching the Ebola outbreak in Congo where the number of cases has risen to 185 since the outbreak started in August. One of the challenges for health workers fighting highly infectious diseases like Ebola is spending time in HazMat suits. They can be unwieldy and incredibly hot, but new technology could solve one of those problems. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

Why some sexual abuse survivors shunned Australia's apology

The apology to tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors left many feeling conflicted.

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

Musician Scott Hildebrand got a helicopter lift in Australia with the superhero film star.

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

At least 187 others have been injured in the island's worst rail accident in 27 years.

Afghan Parliamentary Elections Come To A Close

Sunday was the second of the two days that voters in most of Afghanistan had the opportunity to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections.  Election officials say four million of the nearly nine million registered voters turned came out to the polls Saturday and Sunday, despite the challenges that included polling stations that never opened and technical problems with voting equipment.  The voting was marred by violence.  The French news agency AFP says its tally of casualty figures… Read Full Article