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Home Teams Are Israeli, but Turf Is in West Bank Palestinians are asking soccer's governing body, FIFA, to bar clubs run by Jewish settlers from using fields in occupied territory.
New York Times | Sep 25, 2016 01:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Contributor: America's Duty to Take In Refugees With 65 million displaced people, we must become a new Ellis Island.
New York Times | Sep 24, 2016 12:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Finding Europe Untenable, More Migrants Return To Their Home Countries A report finds more than 30,000 migrants have voluntarily left Germany since January. The top three destinations were Albania, Afghanistan or Iraq.
NPR.org | Sep 23, 2016 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obama Vetoes Saudi 9/11 Bill, but Congressional Override Is Expected The legislation would let the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot. The president says the law threatens national security.
New York Times | Sep 23, 2016 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria's Famed 'White Helmets' Group Says It's Being Targeted In New Offensive Warplanes were pounding rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, and a group of volunteer search-and-rescue workers known as the White Helmets says its centers were targeted by airstrikes.
NPR.org | Sep 23, 2016 3:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Once and for all? As the Syrian army unleashes a full-scale offensive on rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Jonathan Marcus explains why the city matters so much to the Assad government.
BBC News | Sep 23, 2016 2:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Columnist: Chappatte on the Syria Cease-Fire Recent airstrikes threatened the agreement's hoped-for success.
New York Times | Sep 23, 2016 2:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Witness Recounts Deadly Attack On Aid Convoy In Syria A man who heads a volunteer rescue group in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he was in the office when the convoy arrived and then he heard the sound of bomb-carrying helicopters.
NPR.org | Sep 23, 2016 09:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Computer Scientists Solve Mystery Of The Ein Gedi Scroll By 'Virtual Unwrapping' Researchers used a new kind of analysis to make a virtual image of a crumbling ancient scroll from Israel. Biblical scholars were able to read the re-created text, which is from Leviticus.
NPR.org | Sep 22, 2016 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As Iran's President Touts Openness, Britons Appeal For Release Of Prisoners Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani was at the United Nations this week encouraging the world to work with Iran. But two British men were also there, appealing for the release of relatives held in Iran.
NPR.org | Sep 22, 2016 8:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend