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On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.
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Dublin Has Garth's Heart, But Not His Concerts Anymore

Garth Brooks has cancelled five concerts after the Dublin City Council refused to grant him more than three. Melissa Block speaks to Rachel Flaherty of The Irish Times about the controversy.
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Amid Bloodshed, Brotherhood: Links Forged From Iraq's Game Of Rings

In Iraq, a Ramadan game called Mheibbis brings even Sunnis and Shiites together in peaceful competition.
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The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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The Rockets From Hamas, And The Iron Dome That Could Use Patching

For more on the rockets now used by Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Siegel speaks with Ted Postol, a professor of science, technology and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Postol also comments on Israel's pursuit of an upgraded defense system.
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In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.
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The Ballad Of The 13-Year-Old North Korean Capitalist

In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of North Korea tried to stop her support of capitalism.
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What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family

The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. But as NPR's Ari Shapiro reported for today's Morning Edition, the visit also brought a moment of grace for many of those involved.
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Rivals Claim Victory In Indonesian Presidential Election

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo based his claim on early results, which have been accurate in the past. But his rival, Suharto-era Gen. Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede.
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Germany Widens Spy Investigation Reportedly Involving U.S.

News reports say police raided the home and office of an official in the German Defense Ministry. It comes just days after the arrest of a man last week for allegedly passing secrets to the U.S.

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