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Rong Shi in VOA’s Mandarin service contributed to this report. Amazon says it is investigating claims of worker abuse at a factory in China after a labor rights group found teenage employees at the factory were required to work night shifts and overtime hours for low pay. The report by…

Britain and the United States are asking Tanzania to uphold the rights of all its citizens after a journalist was arrested on charges his lawyer and rights groups say are politically motivated. Concerns were raised about the case of freelance reporter and government critic Erick Kabendera, who is being held…

 Italians take their August beach holidays very seriously and politicians traditionally avoid disturbing them for fear of losing votes. But Matteo Salvini has little time for tradition and nowhere is taboo for his high-octane, non-stop campaigning. When the leader of the right-wing League announced on Thursday he was pulling the…

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off…

The death of the Khmer Rouge’s top ideologue may end criminal proceedings against him even though his appeal against convictions for genocide and other crimes is still pending, a spokesman for Cambodia’s U.N.-assisted tribunal trying leaders of the defunct communist group said Friday. Nuon Chea, the second-highest official after Khmer…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to all government employees on Friday to tell them that preparing for a no-deal exit from the European Union is his and their top priority, according to a copy of the email seen by Reuters. Johnson has promised voters Britain will leave the EU…

At least 37 people have been killed in fresh fighting this week between rival ethnic groups in Chad, President Idriss Deby said on Friday. The violence broke out over three days in the eastern province of Ouaddie, a strategic area on the border with Sudan, he said. “The intercommunal conflict…

Israelis and Palestinians are bracing for an expected new peace plan announcement from Washington, which President Donald Trump has called the Deal of the Century. Yet there is deep mistrust on both sides and little hope that a deal can be made. Linda Gradstein reports for VOA from Jerusalem. …

Security forces in Burkina Faso have sealed off an Avesoro gold mine after a security guard killed an intruder and local people attacked the site in retaliation, security sources said on Friday. The Youga gold mine, in the south of the country, was shut down following the incident on Thursday,…

Національна акціонерна енергетична компанія «Нафтогаз» звернулася до Окружного адміністративного суду з позовом до Кабінету міністрів, повідомляє прес-служба суду. Згідно з повідомленням, «Нафтогаз» просить суд скасувати постанову уряду, яка регламентувала розрахунки ціни на газ для населення. «Позивач просить суд визнати протиправною та нечинною постанову Уряду від 5 червня 2019 року №485…

More than 2 million Muslims are in Saudi Arabia at Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, for the yearly Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings. The faithful began the annual five-day ritual Friday by walking counterclockwise seven times around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure at the…

Updated Aug. 9, 6:09 a.m. HONG KONG — Thousands of protesters returned to Hong Kong International Airport for the second time in as many weeks Friday to raise global attention to their fight against the local government and a controversial extradition bill. The airport’s vast arrivals hall was filled with…