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Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst power shortage in years, forcing many workers onto the night shift, the only time when electricity is reliable. As Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare, the government blames the shortage on businesses and industries for not paying their power bills. …

House Democrats are considering a delay of special counsel Robert Mueller’s high-profile hearing next week because of concerns over the short length of the scheduled hearings before two committees.     The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees are considering delaying the July 17 hearing as they negotiate with Mueller’s representatives…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting support from an unlikely source — the president — in her fight with freshmen Democrats. Republican Donald Trump is defending top Democrat Pelosi and says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York should treat Pelosi “with respect” — in Trump’s words. Trump also says Pelosi…

U.S. authorities plan to start arresting immigrants eligible for deportations in 10 cities this weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday. Trump previously warned last month about the planned deportations, which were earlier reported by the New York Times. …

Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s planned testimony next week had been postponed until July 24, Politico reported on Friday citing multiple lawmakers. Mueller, who oversaw the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, had been scheduled to testify before two committees in the U.S. House…

India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole.   The Indian Space Research Organization plans to launch…

Courses in Islamic studies are being offered at many colleges and universities in the United States. And it’s not just Muslims signing up for those classes, as VOA’s Ali Orokzai notes in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard. …

Bariatric surgery shrinks the stomach so people battling obesity can lose weight and regain their health. It’s a drastic, life-changing procedure, but as VOA’s Carol Pearson reports, some doctors think it should be done more often, before patients become severely obese. …

U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a Social Media Summit Thursday, inviting conservative media, pundits, think tanks and social media influencers. Trump claims that conservative views are being censored online, by platforms including Twitter, Google and Facebook — tech-giants who were not invited to the summit. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has…

U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census and decided to get the information on people residing in the United States through other federal agencies. Speaking outside the White House Thursday, Trump blamed Democrats and “unfriendly” courts for creating obstacles to…

The thriving U.S. economy is creating new manufacturing jobs in northeast Ohio, part of the country’s once vibrant industrial heartland, but these new jobs pay about half what workers who belonged to unions made in the past. As VOA’s Brian Padden reports from Youngstown, Ohio, the mixed economic result of…