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Syrian Violence Escalates Into Civil War

The Red Cross announced Sunday that the conflict in Syria has now reached the level of civil war. The declaration means international humanitarian law now applies throughout the country, and is the responsibility of all parties, whether rebel or government.
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Clinton Visits Israel On Mideast Tour

Secretary of State Clinton is meeting with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem Monday. U.S. relations with Israel have focused less on the Palestinian situation, and more on the chances of a war against Iran.
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Who Killed Jean McConville? A Battle For IRA Secrets

A legal showdown is building that affects an American university, the British government, a brutal Irish paramilitary organization and the murdered mother of 10 children.
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Conflicting Tales In Latest Syrian Violence

Although videos posted by Syrian activists show dozens of people buried in a mass grave in the village of Tremseh, Syria has rejected claims made by the United Nations that it used heavy weapons in the attack alleged to have taken place on Thursday. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos who is watching the story from Turkey.
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Red Cross Declares Civil War In Syria

The declaration means both rebels and the Syrian government must abide by the Geneva Conventions — or face international war crimes charges.
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Disastrous Flood Response Ignites Russian Rage Online

Russians are slowly beginning to recover from the devastating flooding that drowned the southwestern region of Krasnodar last weekend. It wasn't long before their outrage poured online.
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German Town Separates Parking Spots By Gender

A small town in southwest German has designated two parking spaces, "men only." They're two of the town's trickiest places to park. The mayor's response, guest host David Greene reports, is that it will attract tourists.

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