Palestinians (front and left) try to prevent fellow Palestinians from the village of Qusra from attacking a group of Israeli settlers after they sparked clashes upon entering the village near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on Jan. 7. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

An Unusual Twist In Recent West Bank Clash

A recent West Bank clash took an unusual turn when a group of Jewish settlers trapped by Palestinians were rescued by other Palestinians. "We saw how the settlers' faces were bleeding, how they'd been beaten up by our young men," says Ziad Oday, a religious leader.

Devo meets Davy Crockett: a member of the furry-hatted Ukrainian "folk-punk" band DakhaBrakha onstage Sunday during globalFEST at New York's Webster Hall. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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globalFEST

What Makes globalFEST So Interesting?

Even when your smartphone can bring you music instantly from any country, it's great to spend a night sampling international acts live from Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond. Now in its second decade, the New York festival attracted a dizzying variety of music, personalities and wacky hats. Hear some of the most buzzed-about artists from this year's edition.

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About 6,000 Natural Gas Leaks Found In D.C.'s Aging Pipes

Pipelines conveying natural gas in Washington, D.C., are old and wearing out, with approximately four leaks per mile, a recent scientific survey of the pipes suggests. Researchers say the average amount of methane lost to leaks in Washington seems to be more than twice the national average for cities.

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Palestinians (front and left) try to prevent fellow Palestinians from the village of Qusra from attacking a group of Israeli settlers after they sparked clashes upon entering the village near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on Jan. 7. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Ed Gillespie announced Thursday that he's challenging Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner in November's election. Gillespie, a senior adviser to Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race, is shown here at Romney's election night rally in Boston on Nov. 6, 2012. Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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