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Palestinians With Foreign Passports Leave Gaza As Attacks Continue

The conflict between Israel and Hamas continued, with intensifying Israeli air strikes against in Gaza and Hamas rocket fire aimed at Israel. More than 160 people have been killed so far.
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Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad.
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Germany And Argentina Face Off In World Cup Final

The World Cup final takes place on Sunday in Brazil. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Russell Lewis in Rio de Janeiro about the match, which went into extra time with a score of 0-0.
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Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Francis is quoted as calling pedophilia a "leprosy in our house." The Vatican has disputed parts of the article.
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Germany Wins World Cup Over Argentina With Late-Game Goal

In a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play, Germany was finally victorious over Argentina to take home the 2014 World Cup title on Sunday with a 1-0 win.
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WATCH: Russian Beachgoers Caught In Surprise Hailstorm

A video captures a rapid 35 degree temperature drop followed by the onslaught of golf-ball sized hail at a beach in Novosibirsk.
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Jihadi Videos Push Islamic Music's Austere Boundaries

Islamist militants have stepped up their game when it comes to the music and visuals in their videos. NPR's Arun Rath talks to scholar Peter Neumann about today's tech-savvy jihadists.
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People Evacuate Gaza Strip As Tensions Increase

International efforts are underway to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, even as Israel seems to take steps toward a ground invasion. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Ari Shapiro in Jerusalem.
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Soccer Biter Will Return From His Ban To Play For A New Club

NPR's Arun Rath takes a moment to note that notorious World Cup soccer biter Luis Suarez has been traded to a new professional club, Barcelona.
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Desmond Tutu Backs Britain's 'Assisted Dying' Bill

The retired Anglican bishop said the end of former South African President Nelson Mandela's life robbed him of his dignity.

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