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Israel Tries To Deter African Asylum Seekers

Israel is starting construction of the largest detention center in the world for asylum seekers. The facility, which would house up to 8,000 people initially, has been designed by Israel's defense ministry to "deal with" African refugee, asylum seekers, and migrant workers who cross into Israel from Egypt. At the same time, Israel is nearing completion of a new border fence designed to make it harder for migrants to get into the country.

Accused Sergeant Heads Down A Long Legal Road

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales faces a military justice system that works differently from civilian criminal law in the U.S. or in Afghanistan. It's a case that's expected to be lengthy and complicated.

French Police Surround Shooting Suspect

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley talks with Steve Inskeep about the latest developments in the French city of Toulouse, where police have surrounded a suspect in Monday's killing of three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi.

Developing: Suspect Surrounded In France, Claims Al-Qaida Ties

Seven people — three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school, and three French soldiers — have been shot to death in recent weeks. According to France's interior minister, the suspect claims he was avenging the deaths of Palestinian children.

French Police Corner Suspect In School Shooting

In the French city of Toulouse, police have a suspect in Monday's killing of three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi.

Accused Of Spying, Iranian Remains Optimistic

Steve Inskeep profiles Bijan Khajehpour, an Iranian exile forced out of his beloved country along with hundreds of other professionals for views that are too moderate.