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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Israel's military has called up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza. Aid workers are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in the region, including a significant displaced population and a potential shortage of drinking water.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Jul 23, 2014 — In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims landed in Eindhoven.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks in their World Cup semifinal. The two sides were 0-0 at the end of extra time. Argentina plays Germany in the final on Sunday.
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Mar 24, 2014 — President Obama took a moment from his European tour to stroll through Amsterdam's spectacular Rijksmuseum. That got NPR's Ari Shapiro wondering about which painting captures the current global mood.
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Mar 24, 2014 — As a long-planned summit in the Netherlands gets underway, Russian troops have occupied nearly all of the military bases on the Black Sea peninsula.
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Oct 28, 2013 — The system, which battered the U.K. with gusts of nearly 100 mph, killed more than a dozen people there and in the Netherlands, France and Germany.
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Sep 6, 2013 — The victims' families had argued that Dutch peacekeepers should have protected the Bosnian Muslim men, but the government maintained the soldiers were serving the U.N. The Netherlands said Friday it would implement the ruling, which upheld a lower court decision from two years ago.
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Aug 29, 2013 — The Dutch social affairs minister warned recently about the negative consequences of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. The debate comes as the Netherlands — and Europe — still feels the effects of the global recession.
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Apr 29, 2013 — Queen Beatrix plans to abdicate on April 30, a national holiday known as Queen's Day. When Crown Prince Willem-Alexander is sworn in, he'll become the first Dutch king in 122 years.
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Dec 12, 2012 — Technically, smoking marijuana was never allowed in or around schools, but there was no official way to fully implement the policy - until now. Starting Jan. 1, schools and playgrounds will be deemed "no toking zones" and those who disobey the new ruling face being fined by the police.
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