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  1. The dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” are many things. They are special-effects wonders. They are unruly house guests. And they are some of the biggest, most foot-stomping metaphors around.  Since Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original, the dinos of “Jurassic Park” — many of them not light on their feet to be begin with — have been weighed down with meanings that sometimes shift movie to movie. If they...
  2. George Clooney's Hollywood career spans more than three decades, with memorable roles including fighting vampires, playing Batman and drifting through space in "Gravity." But Clooney's other accomplishments, including directing, screenwriting and activism, led to him becoming the latest recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.   Clooney, 57, was honored at a...
  3. A 20-meter (22-yard) high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London's Hyde Park. The floating installation — featuring two vertical sides, two slanted sides and a flat top — was unveiled on Monday by Bulgarian-born artist Christo. "For three months, The London Mastaba will...
  4. Seven-year-old Montannah Kenney has become the youngest girl to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters, was Montannah's project during a school break last March. The adventure presented her with an opportunity to discover her potential strengths and learn about hiking and foreign cultures. The Texas native accompanied her mother,...
  5. Many football fans in Egypt cannot afford cable sports subscriptions or travel to Russia, but that does not mean they are missing out on World Cup action. Hamada Elrasam shows us how Egyptian fans find ways to get a part of the excitement.
  6. Many Muslims around the world are not happy with Hollywood's stereotypes of Muslims and Islam. But instead of protesting, nonprofit group Muslim Public Affairs Council created a Hollywood bureau to engage with filmmakers. It also honors those making a difference with the so-called "Muslim Oscars." VOA's Vina Mubtadi reports from Los Angeles.
  7. Discarded life jackets on a beach in Greece inspired an artwork by a teenager who wanted to learn more about the refugee crisis. Seventeen-year-old Achilleas Souras hopes his project, called SOS - Save Our Souls, inspires others to learn more about their plight. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles.
  8. With the World Cup in full swing, fans from across the globe are arriving in Russia, many visiting for the first time, after long journeys from South America, Africa and Asia. Many Russians say the fans have already transformed their home cities. Henry Ridgwell reports from Red Square in Moscow.
  9. Discarded life jackets on a beach in Greece inspired artwork by a teenager who wanted to learn more about the refugee crisis. Achilleas Souras, the 17-year-old creator of the artwork, titled SOS: Save Our Souls, hopes his project prompts others to learn as well.  Souras was 15 and living in Barcelona when the flood of refugees from places that include the Middle East and Africa landed on the...
  10. No member of the Myanmar national baseball team is quitting their day job any time soon. Made up of players in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the club includes maintenance workers, a teacher, as well as a cook. The coach, Toru Iwasaki, is the founder of a private primary school in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. He is originally from Japan and started the baseball program 18 years ago. “Of...