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Sinai Peninsula Often Ignored In Coverage Of Egypt

While attention has been focused on Egyptian protests and hostilities between Gaza and Israel, the land between those two stories has been largely ignored. The Sinai Peninsula, while a part of Egypt, exists in a world of its own. Robert Siegel speaks with reporter Nicolas Pelham about his new article in the New York Review of Books about the Sinai and the Bedouin tribes that control it.
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U.N. Committee Calls For An End To Centuries-Old Practice Of 'Baby Boxes'

The committee says that allowing parents to anonymously abandon newborns only encourages the practice. But others say it saves lives by preventing infanticide.
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Spain Expands Renewables With Wave-Powered Electricity Plant

The Bay of Biscay, off Spain's northern coast, is notorious for its huge surf, which has claimed countless lives in shipwrecks over the centuries. Now Spanish engineers have found a way to harness the power of those big waves to produce electricity.
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After Israel-Hamas Cease Fire, What's Changed?

Egypt brokered a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants, after eight days of fighting in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel. The Israeli blockade continues, both parties remain implacably opposed and talks on the fundamental issues appear no closer.
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Sandwich Monday: The Butter & Sugar Burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we make our own version of a special from Asia's Freshness Burger chain: The Butter And Sugar Burger. Spoiler alert: It has two ingredients, and they are butter and sugar. And it's on a bun.
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In One Corner Of Syria, A Rebel Victory Results In Friction

Syrian rebels are making advances, but on occasion, there can be tension when they take over a town or village. That happened recently when the rebels captured a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria earlier this month.

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