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VOA News: US Reacts to Death of Osama Bin Laden

VOA News: US Reacts to Death of Osama Bin Laden

U.S. President Barack Obama was preparing to announce Osama bin Laden was dead when word got out and crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington and at Ground Zero in New York City. Derek Henkle reports.

VOA News: World Reacts to Death of Steve Jobs

VOA News: World Reacts to Death of Steve Jobs

As news of Steve Jobs’ death spreads, VOA’s Derek Henkle reports many people are celebrating a much accomplished life.

VOA News: Five Sentenced in Australia's Largest Terrorism Plot

VOA News: Five Sentenced in Australia’s Largest Terrorism Plot

In the first full test of its anti-terrorism laws, an Australian court sentenced five men accused of the country’s largest terror plot to lengthy prison terms. Derek Henkle is in Sydney and filed this report.

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 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.

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.