VOA 60 is a 1 minute overview of the day's top news stories -- comprised of compelling video clips with simple captions. It is short, concise, and straight to the point so that viewers will be able to get their daily dose of news in less time.
6. Euro zone economic downturn - Nations across Europe accrue large amounts of debt, threatening not only the euro but the global economy. 5. Wikileaks – The online publisher earned the wrath of the US government by releasing thousands of leaked US embassy cables into the public domain. 4. Death of Moammar Gadhafi – After 42 years in power, Libya’s longtime ruler was killed in his hometown, setting off celebrations throughout the country. 3. Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – A 9.0 magnitude quake triggered a massive tsunami that swamped towns, damaged a nuclear power plant, and killed at least 16,000 people. 2. Arab Spring – Protests lead to the ouster of longtime rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya. 1. Death of Osama bin Laden – After a hunt of almost ten years, the most wanted terrorist in the world was killed by US forces.