Bulgarian vigilantes filmed tying up migrants - 11 April 2016
"Amateur video shot in Bulgaria shows vigilantes arresting three migrants and tying their hands behind their backs as they lie on the ground in a wood.
One of the vigilantes tells them: "No Bulgaria - go back [to] Turkey...
Bulgaria has erected a razor-wire fence along 95km (59 miles) of its 269-km border with Turkey."
The world's most beautiful tax havens(14)
"A selection of the world's most beautiful tax havens - along with their Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), according to the Tax Justice Network."
‘Eye in the Sky' Looks at Drone Strikes - Text + Audio + Video - 8 April 2016
"Should the life of one innocent be sacrificed to save many others? That is the thematic question of director Gavin Hood’s new film, "Eye in the Sky."
VOA Pronunciation Guide
"Use VOA’s Pro•nounce to correctly pronounce names and places quickly and easily.
VOA's pronunciation guide has helped people around the world pronounce challenging words in the news since 2000."
US Military Dog Awarded Top Honor for Bravery- Text + Audio - 9 April 2016
"An American military service dog received some well-deserved recognition from a British charity. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, is credited with saving thousands of soldiers during war-time patrols."
How a Hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare- 10 April 2016
"As Helen Mirren’s new film 'Eye in the Sky' is released, an expert reflects on the morality of how and when to use drones in war...
The Toronto film festival this autumn saw the premiere of Eye in the Sky, a topical thriller about a group of intelligence staff tasked to decide whether to target a village in order to potentially thwart a terrorist attack. The Guardian called the film ‘impressively performed and briskly efficient’ – here is the UK version of the first trailer. Eye in the Sky is released in the US on 11 March and the UK on 8 April."
Should we eat more fish? - VIDEO- 10 April 2016
"Across Asia people eat more fish than anywhere else in the world, but there is a potential danger as mercury and other chemicals are found in fish."
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
"From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ now open at Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world's best-known establishments. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.
Check out this video of our Grand Opening Celebration!"
North Korea 'tests long-range missile engine'- 9 April 2016
"North Korea says it has successfully tested an engine designed for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The new type of engine would "guarantee" the ability to launch a nuclear strike on the US mainland, the KCNA news agency said."
The Cask of Amontillado (written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1844) - Text + Audio + Video + Lesson Plan for The Cask of Amontillado
"The storyteller says, "Fortunato was bigger, richer and more handsome than I was. And he enjoyed making me look like a fool.
I never showed my anger, however. So, he thought we were good friends. But I promised myself that one day I would punish Fortunato for his insults to me." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
English @ the Movies: 'So Long" - VIDEO
"Our English @ the Movies phrase is from the movie "The Secret Life of Pets."
This is a funny cartoon movie about pets and what they do when their owners leave. The phrase is "so long."
Does this have anything to do with measuring? Listen and find out."
Turks Questioning Migrant Deal with EU- Text + Audio - 7 April 2016
"Last month, Turkey reached a deal with the European Union to take back migrants who had entered Europe through Greece.
As the migrants arrive, some Turks are concerned about the deal especially after a number of deadly terrorist bombings in the country."
Islamic State Suffers More Setbacks in Syria- Text + Audio + Photos - 7 April 2016
"Islamic State fighting units have been met by a string of defeats in Syria by a number of enemies.
Troops loyal and against the Syrian regime are both eliminating IS strongholds."
The art of the court trial- VIDEO - 9 April 2016
"Almost 100 court sketches have been donated to the Library of Congress in Washington where they will eventually form part of an exhibition.
Artists have captured iconic moments ranging from Michael Jackson's acquittal to the moment murderer Charles Manson lunged for his judge."
Raising a Glass for National Beer Day- Text + Audio + Video - 7 April 2016
"People might think the United States is filled with beer drinkers. But that was not always true. For 13 years, the U.S. Constitution barred the manufacture,
sale or transport of alcoholic drinks, but that changed on April 7, 1933. That is why April 7 is now called National Beer Day."