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 Week ending Friday, February 16, 2018 
 
HAITI: Life Opens Up for Group of Newly Literate Adults in Southern Haiti
Marise Laguerre, 60, says she is thrilled. She has learned a skill many of us apply every day and take for granted. Laguerre can now read and write. Laguerre is one of 45 graduates of an adult lite...
 
RUSSIA: Details on Russian Indictees
A federal grand jury investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election has indicted 13 Russian nationals including 12 employees of a St. Petersburg, Russia-based company that carries out online infl...
 
USA: First Funerals Held for Victims of Florida School Shooting
The first funeral services were held Friday for the victims of this week’s massacre at a Florida high school. Separate funerals were held for Alyssa Alhadeff, who at age 14 was one of the youngest ...
 
BRAZIL:Brazil Orders Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil’s president has ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro, saying drug gangs have “virtually taken over” the city. “I am taking these extreme measures because ...
 
MEXICO: Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Shakes Southern, Central Mexico; 2 Dead
A military helicopter carrying two Mexican government officials crashed Friday during a survey of earthquake damage, killing two people on the ground. The chopper was carrying Mexico's Interior Min...
 
LIBYA: A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?
Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles ment...
 
ISRAEL: Israel's UN Ambassador Talks to VOA About Jerusalem, the Holocaust, Syria
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to address the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday during a routine meeting on the Middle East, and reports say he is expected to focus on U.S. President D...
 
CHINA: Fireworks Suspected in Fatal Fire in China
Nine people have died in a fire at a waste processing facility in southern China that is suspected of being sparked by fireworks residue, state news agency Xinhua said Saturday. The fire broke out ...
 
ASIA: Internet Freedom Rapidly Degrading in Southeast Asia
Researchers recently evaluated 65 countries which represent 87 percent of internet users globally. Half of them experienced a decline of internet freedom. China, Syria and Ethiopia are the least free....
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 February 16, 2018

HAITI: Life Opens Up for Group of Newly Literate Adults in Southern Haiti

RUSSIA: Details on Russian Indictees

USA: First Funerals Held for Victims of Florida School Shooting

BRAZIL:Brazil Orders Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro

MEXICO: Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Shakes Southern, Central Mexico; 2 Dead

LIBYA: A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?

ISRAEL: Israel's UN Ambassador Talks to VOA About Jerusalem, the Holocaust, Syria

CHINA: Fireworks Suspected in Fatal Fire in China

ASIA: Internet Freedom Rapidly Degrading in Southeast Asia

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