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Israeli Airstrike Flattens Building, Home To AP And Other Media In Gaza City
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Dustin Jones | May 15, 2021
A ball of fire erupts from a building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, after an Israeli airstrike on Saturday in Gaza City. AP staffers and other tenants safely evacuated the building after the Israeli military telephoned a warning that the strike was imminent.Mahmud Hams | AP In ...
Stolen Beehives Devastate French Beekeepers
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James Doubek, Jan Johnson | May 15, 2021
A beekeeper inspects honey frames in 2018 in Ploerdut, western France. There's been an increase in stolen beehives in 2021.Fred Tanneau | AFP via Getty Images In France, beekeepers across the country are waking up to find their hives stolen. There's been an increase in thefts across the country, with ...
Russian Show ‘Fake News’ Wages Lone Battle Against The Kremlin’s TV Propaganda
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Lucian Kim | May 15, 2021
Journalist Masha Borzunova during a taping of the show Fake News in TV Rain's Moscow studios.Lucian Kim | NPR Editor's note: The fight against disinformation has become a facet of nearly every story NPR international correspondents cover, from vaccine hesitancy to authoritarian governments spreading lies. This and other stories by ...
Biden Takes Muted Approach To Violence In Israel And Gaza
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Scott Detrow | May 15, 2021
President Biden answers a question about the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants on Thursday after delivering remarks at the White House on the Colonial Pipeline incident. His public comments on the situation in the Middle East have been limited while the administration says it is focused on diplomacy behind ...
The Latest Target In China’s Crackdown On Entrepreneurs Is An Outspoken Billionaire
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Emily Feng | May 15, 2021
Billionaire Sun Dawu built an agriculture empire just outside Beijing. Now his conglomerate, Dawu Group, is slipping out of his control.Noel Celis | AFP via Getty Images BAODING, HEBEI, CHINA — Billionaire Sun Dawu built an agriculture empire just outside Beijing. To accommodate approximately 9,000 employees and their families, he ...
China Lands On Mars In Major Advance For Its Space Ambitions
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The Associated Press | May 15, 2021
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, members at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center celebrate after China's Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars, at the center in Beijing on Saturday.Jin Liwang | AP China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat ...
What Does A Path Forward Look Like For Israel And Palestinians?
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Audie Cornish, Karen Zamora, Patrick Jarenwattananon, Carol Klinger | May 14, 2021
The Israeli army sends airstrikes into Gaza City on May 14, 2021.Ali Jadallah | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Overnight, violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel accelerated to the brink of all-out war. Israel deployed artillery and warplanes to attack the tunnel systems of Hamas. The Palestinian Health Ministry ...
Some Afghans Dread The Departure Of Foreign Forces. Others See It As Liberation
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Diaa Hadid, Khwaga Ghani | May 14, 2021
A Black Hawk helicopter of the U.S. Air Force flies over Kabul in April.Florian Gaertner | Photothek via Getty Images KABUL, Afghanistan — Shugofa Nayebi recently divorced her husband, signed up for dental college and began working in a hair salon doing eyelash extensions to pay for her studies. "I'm ...
Netanyahu Vows Israel Isn’t Done As Rockets And Clashes Ramp Up
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Bill Chappell, Daniel Estrin | May 14, 2021
Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses Friday following overnight Israeli airstrikes in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.Khalil Hamra | AP Israel has ramped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip to a new level, including using 160 aircraft along with artillery and tank fire to pummel what it says ...
‘An Embarrassing Time’: The Challenges For Arab Nations That Made Peace With Israel
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Ruth Sherlock | May 14, 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (center) and Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony in September.Alex Brandon | AP BEIRUT — As fighting has escalated between Israel and Hamas this month, the conflict ...