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Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire ExtensionSo far, a five-day extension to a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC Telecast

And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC TelecastA BBC TV report on a Scottish cultural festival was upstaged Wednesday by a spider that had spun its web across the camera's lens.

Math’s Highest Honor Is Given To Woman For The First Time

Math’s Highest Honor Is Given To Woman For The First TimeFour mathematicians were today awarded the Fields Medal, including Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female mathematician to be given the honor that's often called math's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague AirportThe piano wasn't fancy, and the acoustics were bad. But a performance of Beethoven's "Für Elise" at a Prague airport is drawing rave reviews.

Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire’s End Looms

Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire’s End LoomsPalestinian negotiators are considering an Egyptian proposal to end the fighting between Hamas and Israel that calls for, among other things, a partial easing of the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Iraq’s Power Struggle: What You Need To Know

Iraq’s Power Struggle: What You Need To KnowIraq's Nouri al-Maliki is refusing to give up his position as prime minister, sending military vehicles into Baghdad's streets Monday after Iraqi President Fuad Masum asked Maliki's fellow Shiite, Haider al-Abadi, to form a government and become the country's new leader.

Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas Holds

Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas HoldsA three-day truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold for a second day today as negotiators planned to meet in Cairo for indirect talks on prospects of a lasting cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental DrugsEbola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary UkraineA convoy of 280 white-painted trucks headed from Russia toward Ukraine is being met with suspicion.

People Wonder: ‘If They Gunned Me Down,’ What Photo Would Media Use?

People Wonder: ‘If They Gunned Me Down,’ What Photo Would Media Use?Behind the trend is the question of which photo the media would seize upon, if the posters had a run-in with police.