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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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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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U.S. and Libya

Jul 27, 2014 — Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.
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May 27, 2014 — The upgraded travel warning says "various groups" have called for attacks against U.S. personnel in the country.
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Aug 17, 2011 — Libyan rebels are fighting to isolate Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, as their offensive in the strategic city of Zawiya continues to gain ground. The Pentagon is sending more Predator drones to the region, where the U.S. has flown nearly 1,200 strike operations since April 1.
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Apr 1, 2011New York Times photographer Lynsey Addario's attempt to document the retreat of Libyan rebels near Benghazi left her in the custody of Moammar Gadhafi's soldiers, who abused her and three colleagues for days, before their release on March 21.
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Mar 22, 2011 — What are the U.S.'s goals in Libya?
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Mar 21, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, an NPR news special on Libya. In the second hour, an NPR news special on the state of the crisis in Japan, and the pros and cons of U.S. intervention in Libya.
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Mar 14, 2011 — In today's first hour, special coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In the second hour on Talk of the Nation, the U.S. role in Libya, and the state of the news media.
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Mar 9, 2011 — In Libya, Moammar Gadhafi's military traded attacks with anti-government forces, as the two sides used artillery and rockets to try to gain territory. An oil pipeline and depot were destroyed in the fighting.
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Mar 4, 2011 — Attacks by pro-Gadhafi forces on Libya's port city of Zawiya left at least 30 civilians dead, as well as a man who has been identified as the town's top rebel commander. Control of the city was in hot dispute Friday, as reports emerged that first one side and then the other had the upper hand.
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Mar 3, 2011 — President Obama says that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must bow to the will of anti-government forces in his country and end his rule. The president also promised U.S. help in coping with refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.
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