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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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Casualties Mount As Violence Intensifies Between Hamas, Israel

Israel has called up more troops and launched its heaviest assault yet along the Gaza border. Seven people in Israel have been killed. Losses are…

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Months Before Japan’s Olympic Games, More Pandemic Concerns Are Raised

There is growing anger in Japan that the government is pressing ahead with this summer’s Olympic games — as COVID-19 cases continue to rise there….

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U.S. Is Concerned By The Direction President Bukele Is Taking El Salvador

El Salvador’s president says he was just cleaning a corrupt house when he removed five supreme court judges and the country’s attorney general. The U.S….

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Chinese Billionaire Arrested And Business Seized By State

A utopian agricultural entrepreneur in China has been arrested and his businesses seized by the state as part of an effort to bring the country’s…

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Arab Countries Uneasy About Recently Opened Relations With Israel Amid Conflict

Arab countries that were opening relations with Israel are watching its air strikes in Gaza anxiously worrying they’ll be seen as abandoning the Palestinians. Source:…

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Southeast Asia Hit By COVID-19 Outbreaks After Being Largely Spared By The Pandemic

For over a year, mainland Southeast Asia was largely spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not anymore. Recent outbreaks in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand are infecting…

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What Role Should The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Play In U.S. Policy?

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, director of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, about the history and future of…

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Muslims Mark End Of Ramadan, But COVID Subdues Celebrations For A Second Year

Some 1.8 billion faithful around the world are marking Eid al-Fitr, but in many places, COVID-19 restrictions and concerns over the spread of virus were…

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What Is ‘Black Fungus’? And Why Is It Spreading Among India’s COVID Patients?

Doctors say India’s battle with COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented rise in mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection that preys on people with…

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Israel In Turmoil: Violence Spreads To Streets And Occupied West Bank

The violence is taking many shapes, from Israeli warplanes to Hamas rockets and mobs of Jewish or Palestinian citizens torching cars and beating people. (Image…

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Israel Must Prepare For More Violence, Netanyahu Adviser Says

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks with Mark Regev, senior adviser to Israel’s president about why tensions with Palestinians have again boiled over into deadly confrontations, and…

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Middle East Crisis Through 2 Parents’ Eyes: 1 Israeli, 1 Palestinian

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, who are members of the group Parents Circle, which brings together Israelis and…

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Citizens Work To Expose COVID’s Real Toll In Nicaragua As Leaders Claim Success

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government insists the country has low numbers of cases and deaths from the pandemic. A grassroots group is working to reveal…

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‘Everything Happened So Quick’: Couple In India Both Lose Fathers To COVID-19

After seven years in the U.S., a husband and wife returned to their native India to be close to their parents. But they had less…

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Civilian Death Toll Continues To Rise Amid Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

The toll on civilians is increasing in the rapidly developing air war of Hamas rockets aimed at Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip….

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Will COVID-19 Vaccines Still Work Against The Variant From India?

A coronavirus variant is spreading quickly in India, causing a massive surge in cases. Scientists are rushing to see if vaccines will be effective against…

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‘It’s Against All Of Us’: Israel-Hamas Violence, As Seen From The Ground

A father and his teenage daughter who are Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed early Wednesday in a rocket attack launched by militants in Gaza….

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Amazon Wins Case Against EU Regulators Over Luxembourg Taxes

The European Commission has said the online giant got a sweetheart deal from Luxembourg that amounted to “illegal state aid” worth $303 million. (Image credit:…

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Opinion: Africans Shouldn’t Have To Pull Strings To Get COVID Treatment

When Maji Hailemariam and her dad got sick with COVID in Ethiopia, she was frustrated by how difficult it was to get tested and treated….

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