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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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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Brazil

Jul 15, 2014 — Camu camu will soon dethrone ašai — an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.
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Jul 13, 2014 — The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.
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Jul 12, 2014 — We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Juan Rendon was not a fan. Then he co-directed This Is Not a Ball, a documentary that took him to the slums of Brazil and to an amputee league in Sierra Leone.
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Jul 9, 2014 — To say Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany stunned the host country would risk giving the impression that its fans aren't feeling intense pain at this defeat.
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Jul 8, 2014 — Brazil, without striker Neymar, was in shambles. Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos scored two goals each for Germany, and Miroslav Klose became the highest goal scorer in World Cup history.
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Jul 7, 2014 — Brazil's ambitious effort to drive crime out of Rio de Janeiro's violent, low-income favelas ahead of the World Cup has had a mixed record. One positive effect: giving residents a say in local issues.
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Jul 5, 2014 — There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.
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Jun 13, 2014 — In a sea of national colors, one American soccer fan dons the red and white of the U.S. team. Even the youngest locals seem unimpressed.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Debate is raging online about whether profane chants directed at President Dilma Rousseff during Brazil's World Cup match against Croatia were sexist.
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