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Columnist: 'Shameful' That Leaders Made Arab-Israeli Conflict Religious

Robert Siegel talks to Israeli columnist Nahum Barnea about the recent synagogue attack in Jerusalem and its aftermath.
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Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee 'Mega-Crisis'

The UN's top official for refugees, Antonio Guterres, says the wars in Iraq and Syria have created a "mega-crisis" straining the world's relief efforts.
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Corruption Scandal Engulfs Brazil's State Oil Company

In Brazil, the state oil company said it would launch its own internal investigation into corruption that allegedly took place while President Dilma Rousseff was head of it. So far, there have been nearly two dozen arrests in the graft scandal.
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Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses!" the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.
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FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.
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An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.
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Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.
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Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

Prosecutors want to question the WikiLeaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.
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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.

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