Rwanda Genocide Survivor Tells How He Survived

A young Rwandan who escaped many horrors of genocide tells his story. We join the world in remembrance during the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide so this history will not be revisited. Footage: Megan Meineke, Casey Walker www.EloyProject.org Reporter/Editor: Jeff Rogers Music: Joel Rogers / AliveWire

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Roots of Ukraine’s “EuroMaidan” Protests

[Editor's Note: Facts on Ukraine's history and current conflict reported by April Harper, special to GNI] Before recent violent struggles on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine has been known for fertile ground and being the bread basket of Europe. The Ukrainian flag is blue and yellow to represent the skies above and the land below. In 1917 Ukraine was declared a free and independent state. That freedom was short-lived as by 1918 the Bolshevik Revolution that began in Russia moved quickly into Ukrainian […]

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Dead Whale Spotted on Hawaii’s South Point

Marine Biologist, Dr. Andrew West, reports from the sighting of a dead humpback whale at Hawaii Island’s South Point.

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Kona Surfers Dare “Super Swell”

Kona, Hawaii’s surfers are daring the “Super Swell.” Once-in-a-decade surf conditions is sending waves to the island chain up to 50 foot tall (15 meters). Twenty foot waves came in today in Kona in spite of adverse winds.

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Bad Winds Hit Super Swell in Kauai

Expectation builds as large swells arrive on Kauai and other Hawaiian Island shores. But adverse winds beat down the large breakers coming ashore.

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A Tacloban Family Tragedy

Two sisters recount the loss of their aunt who fell from the 5th floor of a building while trying to evacuate. They tell their story of tragedy in the aftermath of the typhoon Haiyan which has claimed over 6,000 lives with a reported 1,800 still missing in the Philippines. Transcript: “… it sounds like that. It’s very very scary, and after that something BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. During the typhoon we are in the building. We evacuate the building that’s […]

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