VOA News: Koala AIDS Could Cause Extinction for At-Risk Australian Icon

VOA News: Koala AIDS Could Cause Extinction for At-Risk Australian Icon

The discovery of an AIDS-like virus in koalas is raising newfound fears the animal may soon face extinction. Derek Henkle reports for VOA News from Queensland, Australia.

APTN: Kelly Rowland, David Guetta Close Mardi Gras

APTN: Kelly Rowland, David Guetta Close Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras went out with a bang, as some of the biggest names in popular music came out to support of one of the world’s largest gay parties. More than 18,000 partygoers danced the night away to extravagant acts.

VOA News Exclusive: Obama Interview on Afghanistan

VOA News Exclusive: Obama Interview on Afghanistan

President Obama discusses his decision on withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, and the status of America’s relationships with Pakistan and NATO in this VOA News exclusive interview, edited and produced by Derek Henkle.

VOA News: Renewed Effort to Eradicate Polio

VOA News: Renewed Effort to Eradicate Polio

NGOs say polio eradication may be just years away. As Derek Henkle reports, if this effort is successful, it will be the second disease ever to be wiped from the globe.

VOA News: Australia Bans Afghans, Sri Lankans

VOA News: Australia Bans Afghans, Sri Lankans

Refugee rights activists condemn Australia’s ban on Afghans and Sri Lankans. As Derek Henkle reports from Sydney, there are reports that some asylum seekers have begun hunger strikes in protest.

APTN: When Love Takes Over: The Kelly Rowland Interview

APTN: When Love Takes Over: The Kelly Rowland Interview

Five-time Grammy award winner Kelly Rowland feels like she is finally finding her place in the music world, thanks to the success of her latest hit, ‘When Love Takes Over’.

VOA News: US Panel Recommends Approval of Drug to Prevent HIV

VOA News: US Panel Recommends Approval of Drug to Prevent HIV

The recommendation that healthy people should be able to use an AIDS drug to prevent contracting the HIV virus has many advocates hoping the U.S. goal of an “AIDS-free generation” may actually be more within reach. VOA’s Derek Henkle has more.

VOA News: American Jobs Act - One Family's Story

VOA News: American Jobs Act – One Family’s Story

As President Obama works to build support for his new jobs plan, VOA’s Derek Henkle tells us about one company — and one family — that are now thriving because of the first round of stimulus spending.

VOA News: Questions Surround Some Charities Claiming to Help Troops

VOA News: Questions Surround Some Charities Claiming to Help Troops

Even in tough economic times, Americans are giving generously to charities that claim to help US troops. But does the money really go to support soldiers? Derek Henkle investigates.

VOA News: Americans Turn to AIDS Drugs to Prevent HIV Infection

VOA News: Americans Turn to AIDS Drugs to Prevent HIV Infection

New research in Africa confirms that a once-a-day pill, used to treat patients infected with the virus which causes AIDS, also works to prevent HIV infection in healthy people. Derek Henkle reports from Washington.