Theater has been used to help people learn about everything from AIDS to mental health issues. Now a there's a play to help doctors and nurses understand their patients with breast cancer. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is scheduled to meet Friday at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama, where VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports Maliki is expected to seek help in fighting insurgents in his violence-plagued country. In an address Thursday, Maliki said terrorist groups are taking advantage of power vacuums created by revolutions in the Arab world.
Reports from Beijing say Chinese authorities believe a car crash that killed five people in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Monday was a deliberate act by people from the troubled region of Xinjiang, home to a mostly Muslim Uighur minority. A spokesman for the main exiled Uighur opposition group tells VOA it is premature to blame the incident on Uighurs. He also warns that Beijing may use this to justify a policy of suppressing the Uighur people - an allegation China denies. VOA's Michael Lipin reports
The storm arrived overnight, forcing delays and cancellations on rail lines and at airports, and forcing authorities to shut down some roads and bridges. London's Heathrow airport said about 20 percent of its flights would be canceled Monday morning.
A select group of Democratic and Republican lawmakers meets this week in search of a bipartisan blueprint for America’s fiscal future. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the conference brings together top lawmakers from the House and Senate budget committees that, for years, have been deadlocked on federal spending and taxation.