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: 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.

VOA News: Australian Excitement Lessens for Obama as Fourth State Trip Cancelled

VOA News: Australian Excitement Lessens for Obama as Fourth State Trip Cancelled

With four trips this year to Australia having been called off, excitement over Obama is dwindling. As Derek Henkle reports, some are beginning to question whether the cancellations will affect perception of the US administration.

APTN & VOA News: Fed Up With Politics Aussies Create Their Own Countries

APTN & VOA News: Fed Up With Politics Aussies Create Their Own Countries

They’re called micronations, and they say they comprise a burgeoning movement for people who are dissatisfied with politics – or just want to have some fun. But as Derek Henkle reports, some are questioning their legal validity.

APTN: Stereophonics Tour Australia

APTN: Stereophonics Tour Australia

UK rock stars Stereophonics Sunday closed out their Australian tour, playing to a crowd of thousands of fans at an MTV festival in Sydney’s iconic Hyde Park. They chat with The Associated Press about their tour Down Under.

APTN: Stereophonics Celebrity Extra

APTN: Stereophonics Celebrity Extra

The two main faces behind Stereophonics aren’t actually related, but if you listen to them talk about their childhood you’d swear they could be brothers. The two open up about growing up together and their pre-show rituals.

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: Kelly Rowland, Celebrity Extra

APTN: Kelly Rowland, Celebrity Extra

Five-time Grammy award winner Kelly Rowland’s success, teaming up with DJ David Guetta for “When Loves Takes Over,” has seen her traversing the globe. She chats with Derek Henkle about finding her footing post Destiny’s Child.

APTN: DJ David Guetta

APTN: DJ David Guetta

In part one, of a two-part interview with Derek Henkle for APTN, the superstar DJ chats about who’s the best dancers, playing on a plane and clearing the dancefloor.

APTN: Mega Music Producer David Guetta

APTN: Mega Music Producer David Guetta

David Guetta is one of the most successful producers in the business. He’s created chart-toppers for big name acts like: The Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Akon, Estelle and Madonna. Including the chat topper “I Gotta Feeling.”