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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
 

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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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Apr 23, 2013 — FIFA's efforts to rehabilitate its tarnished public image were dealt twin setbacks Monday, as the Twitter account of the international soccer federation was hacked and used to send a message joking about corruption. And a member of its reform committee quit, saying their work was pointless.
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Mar 7, 2012 — Brazil moved toward relaxing its strict ban on alcohol at soccer games Tuesday, responding to World Cup organizers' concerns. Soccer's governing body is pushing for the change so it can make Budweiser the "Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup" when Brazil hosts the event in 2014.
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May 27, 2011 — The president of soccer's world governing body has been called to answer questions in a bribes-for-votes investigation. Both he and his challenger for FIFA's presidency must appear. The vote on who will be the next president is set for Wednesday.
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Dec 14, 2010 — Sepp Blatter, head of the world soccer federation, went on to say that the game has "no boundaries." But gay rights groups say his comment about what homosexuals should not do in Qatar were offensive.
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