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Militias Clash At Libyan Airport For Fourth Day

The Tripoli airport has become a battleground between rival groups. The United Nations pulled its personnel out of the country earlier this week due to concerns about violence around the country.
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On Two Sides, Two Funerals — While Death Toll Mounts In Gaza

As the violence between Hamas and Israel continues, so too do the funerals that come in its wake. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Emily Harris attended two such funerals today, in Tel Aviv and Gaza respectively, and they tell of what they learned there.
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The Devastation On The Ground In Gaza City

Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Turner of the United Nations in Gaza City, discussing the extent of the devastation there in the midst of Israel's bombardment.
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Syria's Army On The Verge Of Retaking The Country's Largest City

Rebels captured the eastern half of Aleppo, the country's biggest city, two years ago. Now President Assad's army looks likely to drive them out in what would be a major blow to the opposition.
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Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy'

The two countries share more than just a border, they also share a rich musical history. Classical pianist Tara Kamangar explores this relationship in her new album.
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Arts Program Makes Israeli And Palestinian Youth Hopeful For Future

The most recent violence between the Israelis and Palestinians has affected young people on both sides of the conflict. Guest host Jacki Lyden learns how one group is using art to foster peace.
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Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

After a taste of Singaporean sup tulang, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'More Extreme Than Al-Qaida,' Journalist Says

Journalist Alex Perry wrote the new e-book The Hunt for Boko Haram: Investigating the Terror Tearing Nigeria Apart. He says Boko Haram doesn't have logical reasons for the atrocious acts it commits.
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Move Over Hong Kong: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola And Chad

A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?
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A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal, a name The Siberian Times says roughly translates as "the end of the world."

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