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Israelis, Palestinians Defy Recent Violence To Break Fast Together

The conflict between Israel and Gaza is in its ninth day, with no obvious end in sight. Amid the violence, some Israelis and Palestinians meet to share an end-of-fast meal.
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West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave

Since the outbreak began last March, more than 600 people have died. This mounting death toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem: What do you do with the bodies?
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LA Street Gangs Spread To Central America Causing International Threat

Renee Montagne talks to Carlos Dada of ElFaro.net in El Salvador and Robert Lopez of the Los Angeles Times about the violence which has motivated thousands of children to try to escape to the U.S.
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Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

The Wandering Falcon received high praise and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. (This piece initially aired June 16, 2011 on Morning Edition).
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The Grandes Dames Of The Sea Ply The Tuscan Waters

A most unusual regatta recently celebrated vintage yachts, some more than 100 years old, and a time when sailing the oceans depended on well-trained crews with little more than compass and sextant.
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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
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The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses

The Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes. A family with no apparent ties to Hamas lost one of two sons last week; the mother and father died in similar attacks six years ago.
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Ukraine and Russia on the Brink

Cross-border tensions over the shadowy war between Russia and Ukraine are at a boiling point following attacks and evidence of Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine. Kojo explores what's at stake and what's next diplomatically.

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Darkened By A Bloody History, Baltics Hope To Be Bolstered By NATO

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are now members of the EU and NATO, but they have painful memories of the Soviet occupation. The Baltic states are asking for a bigger NATO presence in their countries.
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A Brief Lull Shatters In Gaza, As Cease-Fire Falls Apart

An attempt at a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has broken down. Hamas rejected the terms of the cease-fire, and Israel renewed its campaign of air strikes on the Gaza Strip.

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