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July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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July 29, 2014 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.
 
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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Nov 27, 2013 — Beijing announced it was creating an "air defense identification zone" in a disputed area, but the U.S. flights challenge China's claim. In other news, Russia detains alleged Islamist militants. And a school exam question on rape prompts complaints in South Africa.
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Nov 26, 2013 — First Minister Alex Salmond called next year's planned referendum a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to follow a different path." In other news, migrants will drive Australia's population growth over the next 50 years; and Japan's Lower House approves a controversial state secrets bill.
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Nov 25, 2013 — With more than half the votes counted, Juan Orlando, of the ruling National Party, is ahead with about 34 percent of the votes in a close race. In other news, Uganda's city council ousts the mayor; and an Indian couple is found guilty of killing their daughter.
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Nov 22, 2013 — Demonstrators gathered in Kiev's Independence Square over the government's decision to delay a landmark association agreement with the European Union. In other news, South Africa's media defy the government and publish photos of the president's home, and a new islet forms near Tokyo.
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Nov 21, 2013 — Juan Manuel Santos, whose government has been negotiating with FARRC rebels, said he wanted to bring peace to the country. In other news, a top Indian editor is accused of sexual assault; and an Internet report in New Zealand shows who is being left behind.
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Nov 20, 2013 — Indonesia says it has downgraded its relations with Canberra following reports that Australia's security services spied on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In other news, Northern Ireland's attorney general wants criminal prosecutions in killings related to the Troubles stopped; and Venezuela's National Assembly gives the president sweeping new powers.
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Nov 19, 2013 — She was out for five weeks following brain surgery to remove a clot. In other news, Nepalese are voting for a new Constituent Assembly, and we swear it's not Spam — Monty Python's surviving members are reuniting for a stage show.
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Nov 18, 2013 — Australian media reported that the country's spy agency had tried to spy on the Indonesian president's phone calls. In other news, a Russian plane plunged vertically before it crashed over the weekend, and Chile's Michelle Bachelet failed to avoid a runoff in the presidential election.
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Nov 15, 2013 — President Mahinda Rajapaksa's comments come amid criticism as the Indian Ocean island nation hosts the Commonwealth summit. In other news, Gambia breaks off ties with Taiwan and the European Commission says Spain didn't break EU law with its strict inspections near the border with Gibraltar.
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Nov 14, 2013 — The effort has led to deadly clashes. In other news, Brazil's supreme court upholds prison terms against most of those convicted in the country's biggest corruption trial; and Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar plays in his 200th and final test match.
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