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Decimated Tower Remains As Monument To Gaza War

The 17-story shard of an apartment building, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike, looms over a Gaza City neighborhood. The tower is a symbol of the ongoing, dangerous uncertainties of life late in the second month of the war between Israel and Hamas.
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Libya's Crisis: A Shattered Airport, Two Parliaments, Many Factions

Libya keeps spiraling downward as Islamist fighters slug it out with forces loyal to a rogue general in the capital and elsewhere.
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ISIS Condo Project, Others Rethink Their Names

The ISIS Downtown condo project in Florida has changed its name, as did a mobile-payment company. Others are distancing themselves from the ideology of the group now called the Islamic State.
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Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.
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Jewish Center Targeted During 2008 Mumbai Attacks Reopens

The attack killed more than 160 people across the city, including six at the Chabad center. Rabbis from across Asia attended the reopening of the Nariman House in historic south Mumbai.
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Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State militants and could be a precursor to military strikes inside of Syria.
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In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

The rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the spirits of Hindu nationalists. But it also appears to be increasing tensions between Hindus and the Muslim minority.
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Have U.S., Russia Policies Helped The Rise Of Islamist Extremists?

David Greene talks to George Mason University Professor Mark Katz, who believes both Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama's policies have helped to advance the Islamic State.
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Egypt, UAE Airstrikes In Libya Blindside U.S. Diplomats

David Greene talks to David Kirkpatrick, a correspondent for The New York Times, which reported that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates collaborated on airstrikes against Islamists in Tripoli.
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Russian Separatists Open New Front In Eastern Ukraine

At the same time, the Ukrainian and Russian presidents are to meet on Tuesday amid speculation that they might discuss the possibilities for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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