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Russian Government Feels Pressure From Western Sanctions

David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska of the Financial Times about the sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine. In retaliation, Russia has imposed sanctions too.
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Kurdish Forces Claim To Have Driven Militants From Dam

A major dam in northern Iraq, near the city of Mosul, is the latest flashpoint. Kurdish officials say their forces have driven militants from the dam. The militants say they're fighting to hang on.
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Getty Photographer Witnesses Attack On Ebola Quarantine Center

When locals in Liberia's capital attacked a quarantine center housing suspected Ebola patients, a Getty images photographer happened to be there Kelly McEvers talks to John Moore about what he saw.
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No Cease-Fire In Sight For Eastern Ukraine

Fighting has intensified near two major cities held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In Berlin, a meeting on a cease-fire ended without any breakthrough.
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Latest Gaza Cease-Fire Is Set To Expire Monday

Israeli and Palestinian teams are locked in talks in Cairo, but there are no signs a peace deal will be reached. Both sides say they're prepared to start fighting if they don't get what they want.
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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

With a shaky cease-fire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the monthlong war with Hamas will cost.
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Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.
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Fighting Escalates In Eastern Ukraine As Key Cities Contested

Government forces and pro-Russian separatists are fighting for control. In Berlin, the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met to try to figure out a way to stop the fighting.
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Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.
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The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

An unlikely music nearly silenced by the Khmer Rouge is being replayed and remixed by young performers of Cambodian descent. But changing up the oldies has landed some musicians in hot water.

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