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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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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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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Rio de Janeiro

Apr 23, 2014 — Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man's body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.
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Jul 31, 2013 — The visit by Pope Francis was marred by security lapses, traffic chaos and other logistical snafus. The event, World Youth Day, was seen as a test for Rio, which hosts the World Cup next year and the summer Olympics in 2016.
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Jun 21, 2013 — Thursday was marked by violent demonstrations, vandalism and intense clashes with military police. While the demands of demonstrators were broad, they were united in their rejection of politics as usual.
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May 15, 2013 — Improvements in science education can take many forms. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that one of the easiest and most rewarding is to simply put real research scientists in front of students. A few volunteer hours from a scientist can change how a student sees the world forever.
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Nov 30, 2011 — Chevron's recent oil spill off the coast of Rio sounds the alarm of what could really happen when the recently found huge reserves there start being explored.
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Dec 22, 2010 — There is a surprising number of grown-ups that believe we never landed on the moon. Maybe they should believe in Santa Claus as well.
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