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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 11, 2014

Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace

By Bill Chappell

Israeli firefighters extinguish vehicles at a gas station hit by rocket fire.

The number of Palestinians killed in Israel's aerial offensive that began this week has surpassed 100, according to health officials in Gaza. More than 600 people have been wounded in the ongoing exchange of airstrikes and rockets between Israel's military and the militant group Hamas.

Categories: International Affairs

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 09, 2014

Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

By Leila Fadel


(Duration: 3:35)

Egyptians gather at a petrol station in Cairo as the government drastically raised fuel prices to tackle a bloated subsidy system on July 5.

It's 2 p.m. on a hot day in Cairo and cars are lined up for blocks at this gas station in the east of the capital. People are waiting to fill their cars with the cheapest gas available — which is 78 percent more expensive than it was last week.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 06, 2014

Israel Arrests 6 Jewish Youths In Teen’s Death

By Scott Neuman

Suha Abu Khdeir holds picture of her son, Tariq Abu Khdeir, a U.S. citizen.

This post was updated at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Israel has arrested six suspects in connection with last week's killing of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Meanwhile, an American cousin of the victim who was reportedly beaten by Israeli police has been sentenced to nine days home detention.

Categories: International Affairs

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