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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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London

Jul 14, 2014 — The National Literacy Trust commissioned 50 artists to paint benches with scenes from famous books and placed them around London for the summer.
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Mar 31, 2014 — A trip to the museum is all about learning. But maybe you have something to share, too. Commentator Tania Lombrozo flags a case of uninvited public participation at a London show.
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Jan 7, 2014 — London's most modern skyscrapers have their formal names. But they are also given irreverent nicknames like "The Cheese Grater" and "The Prawn."
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Dec 19, 2013 — Authorities say nearly 90 are injured, several of them seriously, after the collapse in the city's West End.
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Nov 21, 2013 — Police suspect that a couple held three women against their will for three decades, forcing them to do domestic work. A Scotland Yard detective says he's "never seen anything of this magnitude."
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Nov 19, 2013 — The London mayor has been urging people to get around by bike for years. And this year, 14 London cyclists have been killed — a higher casualty count than that of the British military in Afghanistan. In each fatal accident, a heavy truck was involved.
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Sep 3, 2013 — It seems that the "Walkie-Talkie" skyscraper is something of a parabolic mirror. Not only did some parts of a man's Jaguar melt because of the intense rays, a barbershop's carpet reportedly burned.
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Jun 8, 2013 — Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
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May 28, 2013 — One of the suspects in the murder last week of British soldier Lee Rigby has been released from the hospital and is in police custody. Michael Adebowale, 22, received treatment after being shot by police following the brutal attack on Rigby in Woolwich, London. The other main suspect, Michael Adebolajo, 28, remains in the hospital.
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May 24, 2013 — As Lee Rigby's family struggles with grief, they're speaking about the young man's love of life. He was killed Wednesday. Witnesses heard — and recorded — the attackers saying that they were angry about the deaths of Muslims during the wars in Iran and Afghanistan.
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