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Brussels attacker had been on U.S. watch list before Paris attacks: source

Brussels attacker had been on U.S. watch list before Paris attacks: source

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brahim El Bakraoui, one of the Brussels suicide bombers, was on a U.S. counter terrorism watch list before the November attacks in Paris and his brother Khalid was put on the list shortly afterward, sources familiar with the matter said.
  

First-time Visitors Experience Beauty of Washington's Famous Cherry Blossoms 

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Nahla Alolayan from Saudi Arabia is seeing Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossoms display for the first time. "I think they are amazing. You can't imagine this place," she said at the Tidal Basin, where some 1,700 trees ring the reservoir and nearby area. "I feel like I am in heaven." Some 1.5 million visitors from all over the world descend on the city to enjoy the delicate pink and white flowers that bloom each spring. That includes two Buddhist...

Experts: Global Terror Threat Calls for More Coordination

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European government officials say the Brussels attacks on Tuesday highlight the need to more swiftly share information among governments and intelligence services. In California, two terrorism experts add that technology companies behind social media platforms should be included in the effort. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports.

Playboy owners 'to put magazine up for sale' 

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Bidders reportedly sought for iconic magazine known for its mixture of sex and heavyweight reading











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For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S....

Experts: Global Terror Threat Calls for More Coordination

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European government officials say the Brussels attacks on Tuesday highlight the need to more swiftly share information among governments and intelligence services. In California, two terrorism experts add that technology companies behind social media platforms should be included in the effort. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports.
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UN chief urges release of detained and missing UN staff

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing for the release of all missing and detained United Nations staff and urging that perpetrators responsible for killing a U.N. Development Program official in Iraq and others be brought to justice.









US Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter, But Not as Much as Predicted 

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U.S. economic growth was slower in the last three months of 2015, but did not slow as sharply as previous estimates had predicted. The U.S. Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, expanded at a 1.4 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, instead of the previous estimate of 1.0 percent, according to the Commerce Department's third and final estimate released Friday.  Consumer spending grew 2.4 percent instead of the previous estimate of 2 percent. The stronger consumer spending...

NATO's chief to meet with Obama in Washington in April: White House

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on April 4 and discuss the fight against Islamic State and the migrant crisis originating in the Middle East, the White House said on Friday.
  

Suicide Bomber Strikes South Of Baghdad

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Dozens of people have been killed by a suicide-bomb attack south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

How America Elects: Political Parties

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Since 1852, every U.S. president has been a member of one of the country’s two major political parties: the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. But smaller parties can be factors in the race to become president.

N.Y.C. Muslims to Republican Candidates: 'Stop Preaching Hate' 

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This week on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, Senator Ted Cruz suggested implementing a surveillance program of American-Muslims, citing a now-discontinued program in New York City. The proposal has outraged New York officials and Muslim Americans, who feel they are being treated as scapegoats in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.

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Bonded Laborers in India Brick Kilns Slowly Learn They Have Rights 

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Thousands of brick kiln workers in India's western Maharashtra state are learning from activists that they have the right to a minimum wage, basic amenities and fair treatment - but remain in debt bondage to owners who deny them these rights with impunity. The workers are largely landless Adivasi tribals who are forced to work at the kilns for half the year to pay off their debt. Entire families may work up to 14 hours a day for low or no wages, few amenities, no days off, and with no...

Brazil Economic Woes Deepen

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Brazil’s economy is heading for one of its worst recessions ever amid rising unemployment and falling raises, yet the country’s political straits are overshadowing any effort to address the crisis.

Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya's Idiosyncratic Leader