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Cease-Fire Or Invasion? Israel-Gaza Tension Grows

Israeli war planes struck targets across the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, as Palestinian militants fired more rockets at cities in southern Israel. The exchanges came amid talk of a possible ceasefire. Israeli military analysts say it is anyone's guess how much longer this most recent round of hostilities will continue.
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Gaza Media Building Hit, Rockets Aim For Tel Aviv

Intense fighting continues between Israel and Hamas, bringing the conflict into a fifth day. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn about the latest developments in the violence in Israel and Gaza.
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With Obama's Asia Trip, An Attempted Focus Shift

President Obama is in Thailand as part of a trip to Asia that will include a regional summit and the first ever visit by a sitting U.S. president to Myanmar, also known as Burma. The president's visit is seen as a sign of his commitment to focus American foreign policy on the region, but fighting in Gaza is pulling away attention. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley.
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Online, Chinese Spin English Words For New Meaning

An unusual list of words popped up recently on China's Twitter equivalent, Weibo. The words are in English, but they've gone viral on the Chinese Twittersphere. Chinese "netizens" have come up with satirical misspellings of "democrazy" and "freedamn."
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Syrian Opposition Finds Some Coherence

Fierce fighting has continued in recent days between the Syrian Army and rebels in the suburbs. The Syrian Opposition has been fragmented, but this month its factions reached a new understanding and appointed a leader. Host Rachel Martin discusses latest developments in the Syria crisis with NPR's Deborah Amos and Kelly McEvers.
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It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A ... Guy In A Giraffe Suit?

In Scotland, a guy was "on the loo" one day when he wondered what it would be like to dress us as a giraffe and then go around performing random acts of kindness. Six months later, he's something of a national sensation.
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Gaza Returns Rockets For Israeli Airstrikes

The conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip continues to escalate after Israeli airstrikes flattened key targets in Gaza and Palestinian rockets threatened deeper into Israel than ever before.

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