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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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U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.
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Is Hezbollah Hesitant To Help Hamas?

Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
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U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.
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Israel And Hamas Pause While Kerry Negotiates In Paris

NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza, where a temporary ceasefire is in effect.
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A Closer Look At A World In Crisis

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the confluence of global crises taking place around the world.
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'Back Channel' Turns Up White House Intrigue

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen L. Carter about his new novel, Back Channel. It's a political thriller set during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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