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Minnesota Nonprofit Aims to Level Playing Field for Girls' Soccer

Girls' soccer in the U.S. is widely seen as a white, suburban sport that often requires athletes to join costly clubs to advance their skills. But a nonprofit organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, called Like a Girl, wants to open the doors for more racially diverse girls' soccer by embracing daughters of immigrant, refugee and low-income families. In this report narrated by Carol Pearson, VOA's June Soh introduces us to Like a Girl's founder, Kyle Johnson.

Dua Lipa fans dragged out of Shanghai concert 'for dancing'.

Some fans of the singer say they were forced to leave for dancing or waving gay pride flags.

Zambia starting from 'year zero' says coach Sven Vandenbroeck

Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck is starting from 'year zero' as he aims to lead the 2012 winners to next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Australia's anthem: Why the words 'young and free' sparked protests

One girl's refusal to sing the national anthem reignited debate over Australia's indigenous history.

Chemnitz protests: Hitler salute wolves displayed

The city has been the site of far-right rallies after the alleged killing of a man by two migrants.

Aung San Suu Kyi defends verdict against Reuters journalists

Myanmar's leader says the conviction of the Reuters pair had nothing to do with freedom of expression.

EL Salvador's ex-leader Antonio Saca gets 10 years in jail

Antonio Saca is the first former president of El Salvador to be sentenced for corruption.

Plunging Rupee, Rising Oil Prices Pose Challenge to Modi

The fall of the Indian currency to record lows and rising global oil prices have raised worries that the world’s fastest growing economy faces headwinds that could hurt the fortunes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in next year’s general elections. From people filling fuel at gas stations to thousands of students heading out to study overseas, the impact of the slumping rupee is sparking discontent. Having plunged by about 12 percent against the dollar this year, the rupee is one of… Read Full Article

Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' becomes French citizen

The Malian man who rescued a boy from a balcony in spectacular fashion receives French nationality.

Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' becomes French citizen

The Malian man who rescued a boy from a balcony in spectacular fashion receives French nationality.