Americans Brace for the Holidays as Another Pandemic Year Approaches.

COVID-19, rising inflation, polarizing politics - Americans are entering the holiday season with a wide range of worries, impacting the mental health of some. VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports on ways people can come together and safeguard their own mental health
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Elusive Whale Stranded Near Beach in Coastal Athens.

Elusive Whale Stranded Near Beach in Coastal Athens.

Rescuers were trying to free a wounded beaked whale that surfaced in Greek waters near a beach on the southern Athens coast, Jan. 28, 2022. The coast guard, veterinarians, volunteers and environmental groups were working to record its injuries, di...

Snow in Lebanon as Cold Front Intensifies

Snow in Lebanon as Cold Front Intensifies

The town of Chebaa is used to snow in January, but a recent storm, which has blanketed most of Lebanon, has left the town with an amount of snowfall the town hasn't seen in a decade. Snow trucks struggle to clear the snow, leaving many mountainous...

Biden Visits Site of Pittsburgh’s Collapsed Bridge

Biden Visits Site of Pittsburgh’s Collapsed Bridge

President Joe Biden is visiting the collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that fell just hours before his scheduled trip to promote his infrastructure package, a new law that aims to prevent just such disasters. Biden has called frequently...

Colombia’s Upside-Down House Is New Tourist Hotspot.

Colombia’s Upside-Down House Is New Tourist Hotspot.

On the outskirts of Bogotá, Guatavita's "Casa Loca" has become the new Colombian tourist sensation. Inside the home, better known as the "upside-down house," the furniture appears to defy gravity. The peculiar house is the brainchild of Fritz Shal...

California’s Vietnamese to Greet New Year with Traditional Drumming.

California’s Vietnamese to Greet New Year with Traditional Drumming.

For the students, drum practice connects them to their friends and community after more than a year of pandemic isolation Originally published at -