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July 26, 2014 | NPR · 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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Jul 21, 2014 — Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.
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Jul 3, 2014 — Xi Jinping's first visit to the Korean Peninsula finds him in Seoul, not Pyongyang, in a possible sign of strained Sino-North Korean ties.
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Jun 30, 2014 — A trial date for the two, who were traveling separately when they were arrested this spring, hasn't yet been announced.
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Jun 25, 2014 — The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Jun 6, 2014 — State media reports that Jeffrey Edward Fowle acted "contrary to the purpose of tourism" and is being investigated. North Korea is known to be holding at least two other Americans.
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Apr 29, 2014 — The exercises, while not uncommon, are considered provocative in the immediate wake of President Obama's visit to South Korea.
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Apr 28, 2014 — South Korean President Park Geun-hye was called a "capricious whore who asks her fancy man to do harm to other person while providing sex to him." The "fancy man" in question: President Obama.
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Apr 25, 2014 — North Korea says it arrested the man for his "rash behavior." The U.S. State Department says it is trying to get more information.
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Apr 22, 2014 — The State Department, citing news reports of heightened activity at Pyongyang's test site, says it's closely watching the situation.
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Mar 31, 2014 — There were no casualties reported. None of the artillery shells are thought to have hit land. The exchange began after a rare announcement by the North that it would be conducting a live-fire drill.
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