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Gaza Receiving Only 11% Of Needed Electricity

An Israeli strike took out the territory’s sole power plant.

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Harsh Anti-Gay Laws Overturned by Ugandan Court

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

The Anti-Homosexuality act was deemed unconstitutional in a major ruling Friday.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 1, 2014

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A sudden end to a three-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and medical workers encounter opposition as they fight to contain an African ebola outbreak.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 31, 2014

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Israel presents evidence of rockets originating near Gaza schools, Argentina defaults on its national debt, and electric car sales double in Europe.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 30, 2014

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Another strike against a U.N.-administered school in Gaza leaves U.N. officials fuming.

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UN School in Gaza Reportedly Hit by Israeli Artillery; 16 Dead

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media on March 14, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of the attack.

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White House, EU Ratchet Up Russian Sanctions

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“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Obama said.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 28, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon blames Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lack of ‘political will,’ and the Ukrainian armed forces go on the offensive near the site of MH17.

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Ban Ki-moon: Both Israeli And Palestinian Leaders Failing To ‘Show Humanity’

Following 12-hour weekend ceasefire, U.N. Secretary-General describes aftermath of Israeli assault on Gaza as a ‘man-made hurricane.’

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VIDEO/PHOTO: Gaza & Israel supporters clash during NYC protest

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Pro-Palestine protesters march from Times Square to the Israeli Consulate in New York.

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Hoyer: Republican Border Efforts “Useless”

“What we do today will be useless. A show. A form without substance. A pretense,” the Minority Whip said.

Obama: “We Tortured Some Folks”

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“We tortured some folks,” Obama said during a press conference at the White House. “We did things that are contrary to our values.”

Obama Condemns Hamas, Calls For Release Of Israeli Soldier

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“If they are serious about resolving the situation, that soldier should be unconditionally released as soon as possible.”

Obama Slams Republicans On Border Crisis

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“They’re not even trying to solve the problem,” Obama said. This is…just so they can check a box before leaving town tomorrow.”

Gaza Receiving Only 11% Of Needed Electricity

An Israeli strike took out the territory’s sole power plant.

WHO Head: Ebola Outbreak Worse Than Anticipated

“This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it,” Dr Margaret Chan, WHO’s Director General said.