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Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

The foreign ministry of the Central African Republic says the ex-tennis star has a fake document.

American Photographer Documents 44 Days with Endangered Tribe

Michael Benanav has traveled around much of the world, chronicling in words and pictures nomadic communities from Mali, to Jordan, to Mongolia. But when the American photographer heard about the Van Gujjar tribe of Northern India, he knew he wanted to do more than just document their existence. He wanted to join them on a migration to better understand their traditional way of life. Forest-dwelling Van Gujjars For 44 days, Benanav embedded himself with a family, and through the help of a… Read Full Article

Trump Threatens 20 Percent Tariff on EU Cars

U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose a 20 percent tariff on vehicles assembled in the European Union and shipped to the United States, in retaliation for European tariffs on American imports. On Friday, the day new EU tariffs went into effect, Trump tweeted, "...if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!" Auto industry experts say such tariffs could… Read Full Article

Battle for Hodeida, Yemen Puts Thousands of Civilians at Grave Risk

United Nations aid agencies are ramping up humanitarian operations in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida as fighting between government and rebel forces for control of the port heats up putting hundreds of thousands of civilian lives at risk.  Conditions have seriously deteriorated since government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition began the battle to wrest control of the rebel Houthi-held Port of Hodeida one week ago.   The United Nations considers Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in… Read Full Article

Lawmakers, Human Rights Groups React to Trump's Executive Order

For six weeks, South Texans watched as a “zero tolerance” immigration policy ripped apart migrant families in their communities. Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to reverse course and replace family separation with a policy of family unit detention, some residents breathed a sigh of relief. Others, however, remained less convinced that the worst is over. VOA’s Ramon Taylor reports

Nigerian Afrobeats star Wizkid on fame and his fans

The Afrobeats star on why he thinks the African music scene is the biggest in the world.

World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho & Neymar late goals hand Brazil win

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar bail Brazil out with stoppage-time strikes against Costa Rica following another uninspiring display at the 2018 World Cup.

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Joining Backlog of Asylum Seekers on Texas Border

Honduras native, Carlos and his 17-year-old son were nabbed after crossing the Rio Grande River into the U.S.   “We were walking after we crossed the river,” he told VOA in Spanish. “All wet. That’s when they detained us. We went to immigration, and they separated my son from me."   Carlos, who did not want to share his last name, was in detention for six days before he was released and reunited with his son. They plan to join relatives in Orlando, Florida.   In the meantime, they are… Read Full Article

Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

The United Nations says it seems the rule of law is "virtually absent" in the crisis-wracked country.