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Three Dead In Egypt Clashes Over Plot Of Land

Officials say the disputed plot of land on Qursayah island on the Nile River is owned by the armed forces but was illegally seized by local residents. Sunday's violence was the first known street battle involving the army since President Mohammed Morsi took office in June.
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Book-Vending Machine Dispenses Suspense

Insert $2 into the Biblio-Mat, and customers get a mystery, a biography, historical fiction — or a dud. The owner of a bookstore in Toronto came up with the machine as a way to clear his shelves of more ill-favored reads.
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Diplomatic Efforts Mount As Death Toll Rises In Gaza

At least one rocket was fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv on Sunday, but was thwarted by Israeli missile defense. Israel continued airstrikes overnight, hitting two media buildings that house both domestic and foreign news agencies.
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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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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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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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