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Voices of religious freedom: Tortured for her faith [video]

Ji Hyeon-A was detained and tortured in North Korea for her faith. Her story is a stark reminder of the persistence of religious persecution in the world.
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What is causing Iran’s water crisis? [video]

Iranians are running out of water in cities, towns and farms all across the country due to badly managed water resource policies and government corruption.
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U.S. helps rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure [video]

The U.S. continues to help the people of Iraq as Iran plunders its neighbor's natural resources, causing disease, power outages and high unemployment.
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U.S. sends more disaster aid to Indonesia

The U.S. provides $3 million in additional assistance to support the disaster response in Indonesia, bringing total U.S. assistance to nearly $11 million.
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United States and Morocco team to fight terrorism

The United States and Morocco are spearheading a new initiative to help countries identify and stop terrorists by stopping terrorist travel.
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Doing business with Iran? Or forcing children into combat? [video]

New U.S. sanctions against Iranian companies supporting the Basij force that uses child soldiers serve as a warning to international businesses.
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Iran exports violence and repression

Iran suppresses its own people through a volunteer paramilitary force loyal to the regime and trains others outside of Iran on how to do the same.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian group that recruits child soldiers

A foundation of Iranian businesses funnels money to a paramilitary group that trains child soldiers to fight in Syria and elsewhere.
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How the blind can experience shopping or a solar eclipse [video]

A California company's smart glasses and remote, live assistants are opening doors for the blind and the visually impaired.