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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
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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 16, 2014 — A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?
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Jul 16, 2014 — Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
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Jul 1, 2014 — Activists are threatening to blockade the city's financial district unless China allows a free and fair vote to elect Hong Kong's leader.
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Jun 29, 2014 — The unofficial referendum was branded as illegal by local and mainland Chinese officials. The referendum called for Hong Kong to be able to democratically elect its leaders.
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Jun 23, 2014 — State-run media have denounced the unofficial vote organized by pro-democracy activists. So far, more than 700,000 people have cast ballots.
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Jun 11, 2014 — A Beijing policy paper makes it clear that autonomy in the former British colony only goes so far, saying "many wrong views" are held by Hong Kong residents.
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Apr 7, 2014 — The 633-foot-long vessel, which may have suffered a loss of power, ran aground within yards of a popular jogging path in the Chinese territory.
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Mar 14, 2014 — UBS, which was fined for manipulating the Libor rate in 2012, was censured by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's de facto central bank.
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Feb 7, 2014 — The 2,000-pound bomb was too big to explode in place — usually the safest option. Instead, it had to be dismantled after some 2,200 residents were evacuated from surrounding apartment buildings.
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Jan 27, 2014 — Serving chicken, pigeon or duck for the holiday may be harder this year for some families in China and Hong Kong. As the deadly H7N9 virus continues to spread, officials in China have closed many live poultry markets, while agricultural workers in Hong Kong plan to cull thousands of chickens this week.
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