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Israel's Rocket Defense System Performs Well During Gaza Escalation

Friday, July 11, 2014

Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud.

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On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.

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Unwelcomed At First, Israelis Mourn Palestinian Teen's Death With His Family

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Family members of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khadier said they didn't want an Israeli condolence visit. But the Israelis arrived anyway. The scene went from anger to tears.

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In Battle Over Gaza, A Slow Build-up Shows No Signs Of Ending

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Israel stepped up its air assault on the Gaza Strip. Unlike air strikes in the past, Israel has tempered its initial show of force, but the situation appears to be steadily intensifying.

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For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Despite the lack of real-life crime on the Scottish islands, author Ann Cleeves has found plenty of inspiration there. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," she says.

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In Jerusalem, And Caught In A Crossfire Of Thrown Stones

Monday, July 07, 2014

Following the deaths of three Israeli teens and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian, Jerusalem is as tense as it has been in years. NPR's Ari Shapiro and his translator found themselves victims of rock-throwing there. Their story offers a window into a city on edge.

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A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In the remote cluster of rocks in the North Sea, knitting is a deeply ingrained tradition that stretches back for centuries — and persists despite the money that oil and gas have brought to Shetland.

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In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

Monday, June 30, 2014

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.

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The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand

Friday, June 27, 2014

Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.

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A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot

Friday, June 27, 2014

On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro takes a tour of the city and learns the improbable story behind that shot heard round the world.

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A Century From Archduke's Death, Spotlight Turns Back To Bosnia

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bosnia has been buried in historic floods and paralyzed by political dysfunction. Now, locals in Sarajevo are frustrated that the world has only begun focusing on the region for the upcoming anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination, which helped trigger World War I.

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Speechwriters Deliberately Use Rhythm To Help Make Their Point

Thursday, June 19, 2014

President Obama's biggest speeches have a musicality to them. That's not an accident. His speechwriters obsess over rhythm and cadence.

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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.

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In A Sunny Britain, Would We Read Classics Like 'David Coppertone'?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Much great literature is informed by British gloom, from the Hound of the Baskervilles stalking the moor to Macbeth plotting in his dark castle. We wondered how a brighter Blighty would change that.

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Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.

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A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wartime rape has often been treated as something that's inevitable. A global summit in London looks for ways to stop the abuses and hold perpetrators responsible for sexual violence in conflict zones.

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In Leap From Page To Stage, UK's Take On 'Catch-22' Gets It Right

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Catch-22 is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. A new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It's touring the UK and receiving strong reviews.

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To Win, Wear Red: Physicist Hawking Advises England's World Cup Squad

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Soccer fan Stephen Hawking turns sports pundit and applies general logistic regression to England's odds in the World Cup. On penalty kicks: "England couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo."

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World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.

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Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

Monday, May 26, 2014

U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.

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