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Israeli Strike In Gaza Destroys Building That Housed AP, Other Media

The airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. The Israeli military earlier had…

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The Latest Updates On The Israel And Gaza Conflict

Israel toppled buildings in Gaza with aerial and artillery fire as Hamas fighters in Gaza continued to fire rockets at Israeli targets. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/15/997118080/the-latest-updates-on-the-israel-and-gaza-conflict Droolin’…

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WHO Report Calls Pandemic ‘Preventable Disaster,’ Calls Out Lack Of Global Leadership

David Miliband discusses his work on a report presented by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response to the World Health Organization. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/15/997105728/who-report-calls-pandemic-preventable-disaster-calls-out-lack-of-global-leadersh…

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Blinken To Head North On Arctic Trip

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s latest trip is focused on U.S. interests in the Arctic. He will also hold talks with his Russian counterpart during…

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Saudi Arabia, Iran Meet In Effort To Reduce Middle East Tensions

Saudi Arabia and Iran have been holding talks in the Middle East. Both sides say there are many contentious points to address. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/15/997105686/saudi-arabia-iran-meet-in-effort-to-reduce-middle-east-tensions Droolin’…

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Indian American Physicians Try To Help With India’s COVID-19 Crisis From Afar

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with the president of the Indian American Medical Association of Illinois, Dr. Suneela Harsoor, about physicians aiding India’s COVID-19 crisis. Source:…

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Biden Takes Muted Approach To Violence In Israel And Gaza

President Biden has offered few public comments on escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. The White House says it is focused on diplomacy behind the…

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Russian Show ‘Fake News’ Wages Lone Battle Against The Kremlin’s TV Propaganda

There is almost no news alternative to government propaganda on Russian television — save for one channel known as TV Rain. But it only streams…

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The Latest Target In China’s Crackdown On Entrepreneurs Is An Outspoken Billionaire

Sun Dawu has befriended and supported political dissidents. Now he may become one himself. “This is a simple administrative law case, but it has become…

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China Lands On Mars In Major Advance For Its Apace Ambitions

China’s rover will explore an area of Mars known as Utopia Planitia. An American rover and tiny helicopter are also currently on the planet. They…

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Anti-Government Protests In Colombia Now In Their 3rd Week

In Colombia, deadly anti-government protests are now in their third week. Protesters are taking to the streets over police violence, economic inequity and health reform…

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The Olympics Are In 10 Weeks, But Many In Japan Don’t Want Them

The Tokyo Summer Olympics are 10 weeks away. NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with The New York Times‘ Motoko Rich in Tokyo about the games’ unpopularity…

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What Does A Path Forward Look Like For Israel And Palestinians?

NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Mkhaimar Abusada, political science professor at Al-Azhar University in Gaza, and Israeli political analyst Akiva Eldar, about what is needed…

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Israeli-Palestinian Violence Continues As U.S. Envoy Arrives

Israel added artillery to its assault on the Gaza Strip as Palestinian casualties increased and some rocket fire from militants continued into Israel. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/14/996955993/israeli-palestinian-violence-continues-as-u-s-envoy-arrives…

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Some Afghans Dread The Departure Of Foreign Forces. Others See It As Liberation

Some Kabul residents fear a Taliban takeover. Others are eager for the departure of troops they see as foreign intruders. “Afghans will have to come…

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‘This Is Not Yet Over,’ Netanyahu Says, After Israel Hits Urban Areas Of Gaza

Some of the most intense attacks hit the Gaza Strip Thursday night. But the clashes also brought large protests in the occupied West Bank —…

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‘An Embarrassing Time’: The Challenges For Arab Nations That Made Peace With Israel

“This is an embarrassing time for Gulf countries,” says political scientist Bessma Momani. “Ultimately, they gave Israel a normalization deal, but didn’t really extract anything…

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PHOTOS: Vaccine History Repeats Itself — Sometimes

From the first vaccine (for smallpox) the questions have been the same. How do we transport it? Who’s next to get it? Why so much…

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‘Creating The Enemy Of The Future’: How 2 Palestinians See The Clash With Israel

“This kind of escalation intensifies the hate, helps the radicals,” says an analyst who lives in Gaza, as Israel and Hamas fire rockets and missiles…

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Opposition To Olympics In Japan Becomes More Organized, Vehement

The Japanese government remains adamant that the games will proceed as planned, even as local governments and protestors express rising concern about hosting the event…

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What The Conflict With Israel Looks Like To 2 Palestinians

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Omar Shaban, founder of a Gaza-based think tank, and Palestinian lawyer Diana Buttu, about how this cycle of Palestinian-Israeli violence…

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Palestinian Perspective: What The Conflict With Israel Looks Like From Gaza

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Omar Shaban, founder of a Gaza-based think tank, and Palestinian lawyer Diana Buttu, about how this cycle of Palestinian-Israeli violence…

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