Month: October 2018

October 30, 2018

Behind The Story of the Synagogue M...

Carolyn Presutti A tap on the shoulder was the sign. Just hours after the massacre inside The Tree of Life Synagogue, an impromptu Victim’s Assistance Center was set up at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Family of synagogue members who hadn’t been located entered the center and waited for news of their loved …

October 29, 2018

Dead Honored in Various Ways

In some countries the focus is on celebrating ancestors, in others the end of the harvest and beginning of the darker portion of the year.

October 26, 2018

The U.N. human rights

The U.N. human rights expert on preventing violence and discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity is urging countries to amend laws and policies to protect and include those from this part of society. “These persons are suffering levels of violence and discrimination that are offensive to human conscience,” U.N. Special …

October 24, 2018

Islamic Banking Grows in Africa Ami...

Islamic-style banking is on the rise worldwide, showing especially strong growth in Africa recently, according to the rating agency Moody’s. This type of banking system doesn’t charge or pay interest, uses physical assets to underpin transactions, and does not invest in so-called “sin” industries like alcohol, pork and gambling. In South Africa, the continent’s financial …

October 23, 2018

An Avatar Is Going to Help Police G...

  A new artificial intelligence program could make land borders across Europe more secure. When a pilot program begins next month, an avatar – called i-Border-Control – will help police guard several border crossings within the 26-nation, European Schengen Area. The technology was introduced this weekend (October 20) at a science festival hosted by Manchester …

Editor’s Choice

  Air Force One is the plane that takes the President of the United States on trips around the world. Did you ever wonder what it’s like inside the cabin? What does the president eat and who assists him while he is in the air? VOA’s Nastassia Jaumen takes us on a tour.Video Course: VOA …

America’s Oldest Restaurant Serve...

  There are more than 650,000 restaurants in the United States, enough to satisfy the pickiest eater. New venues open every day, yet staying in business with such tremendous competition is no easy task. One restaurant has been able to stay open for nearly 200 years. Karina Bafradzhian takes us to an oyster house in …

Saudi Writer Saw Turkey as Base for...

Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there. Khashoggi was planning to marry his Turkish fiancee on Oct. 3, a day after he walked into the Saudi …

Top
Open chat
1
För Any Comments/News~Story Updates/Suggestion/Story Submissions and Donations
Powered by

Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy more information

Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy

Close