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Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment

The tiny European country of Moldova isn't known for much of anything, and especially not its wine. But its winemakers are trying to find new export markets and overcome their post-Soviet reputation.
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Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza

Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.
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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
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Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations

Nearly two weeks since a Malaysia Airlines flight was downed over eastern Ukraine, fighting in the region continues to delay the start of an investigation. For more, Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Sonne, the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
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Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default

Earlier in the day it looked like a resolution was possible, but ultimately talks between the country and a group of creditors broke down in New York. The first time the country defaulted was in 2002.
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A Tour Of The Tower That Fell Into Squatters' Hands

One of the tallest skyscrapers in Venezuela has been occupied by some 3,000 squatters since 2007. The half-finished "Tower of David" — named for its financier, David Brillembourg — is now being evacuated by the Venezuelan government. Ari Shapiro talks to architecture critic Justin McGuirk about the building.
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A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza

An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
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Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had treated more than 100 Ebola patients before catching the virus himself last week.
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France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."

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