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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Palestinians Seek Shelter At Supply-Strapped U.N. Schools

Thousands of residents of Northern Gaza are heeding Israeli warnings and leaving their homes in anticipation of a new assault. U.N.-run schools expect to shelter tens of thousands of evacuees.

Kerry Brokers Deal To End Afghan Election Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry has helped the candidates in Afghanistan's contested election work out a formula to resolve their dispute over the runoff election results. All votes will be audited.

U.S. Tries To Slow Migrant Flow From Honduras

In an effort to stem the flow of children to the U.S., the State Department is funding media campaigns in Honduras. Cindy Carcamo of the Los Angeles Times talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the tactic.

Historians Mine 400 Years Of Crime Data At The Old Bailey

Analyzing records from London's oldest criminal court reveals how Western society has viewed violent crime over time. Science writer Jennifer Ouellette discusses the findings with NPR's Arun Rath.