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Effort To Secure MH17 Crash Site On Hold Amid Fresh Fighting

Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
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Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators

NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from Donetsk, Ukraine, says government forces appear to be gaining ground against rebels who control the wreckage site.
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You'll Be Maaaaaaaad About Goat If You Follow This Chef's Recipe

Goat — it's the other red meat! And it's easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You've got to break down that meat, and you've got to give it love.
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Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire

A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday's humanitarian cease-fire didn't last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.
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For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope

Linguists and native speakers around the world are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other sites to help pass indigenous, minority and endangered languages on to new generations.
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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.
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The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.
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Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.
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Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict.
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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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