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Israel Has Yet To Confirm Aistrikes On Syria

Israel has been watching its northern borders with Syria and Lebanon very carefully as the civil war in Syria rages on. The weekend strikes are seen as a step-up in Israel's long-stated determination to stop weapons that threaten Israel from getting into the hands of Hezbollah.
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Thousands Of Syrians Ride Buses To Refugee Camps

Morning Edition rides along with Andrew Harper of the United Nation's Human Rights Commission to the Syrian border. Roughly 3,000 Syrians each day wait for buses to take them to refugee camps in Jordan.
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Kerry's Visit To Russia A Chance To Talk Syria, Mend Fences

Secretary of State John Kerry sets off for what he calls "a long overdue" trip to Russia on Monday, and Syria is likely to top the agenda. But U.S.-Russian relations are frosty these days. The U.S. is imposing targeted sanctions on Russian human rights violators, while Moscow is preventing American families from adopting Russian children.
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The Threat To Indonesia's Biodiversity, Foretold In The 1800s

British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace warned well over a century ago about the risks to diverse forms of life in places like Indonesia. His words are more compelling today than when he wrote them.

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