A Palestinian mother comforts her child in a hospital a few hundred meters from where medics said Israeli shelling hit a U.N-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees, in Beit Hanoun the northern Gaza Strip July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

At least 15 killed in Gaza school shelling

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble 1:55pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks about his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington June 18, 2014     REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.  Full Article 

The sister-in-law of Lebanese passenger Randa Daher reacts as she holds her mobile phone displaying a picture of Randa and one of her children at her home in the southern Lebanese village of Srifa July 24, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/ALI HASHISHO

Mali president says plane wreckage spotted

BAMAKO - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's desert north.  Full Article 

Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang reacts as he attends the Hebei delegation discussion sessions at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this October 16, 2007 file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON LEE/FILES

Inside Xi's purge of China's oil mandarins

BEIJING/HONG KONG - In a seismic power struggle roiling China's Communist Party, President Xi Jinping is trying to crush Zhou Yongkang, the most senior leader targeted in a corruption probe since the party took power in 1949.   Full Article 

An armed pro-Russian separatist guards a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe

KUALA LUMPUR - Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said.  Full Article 

A row of candy bars manufactured by Hershey is seen in a vending machine in Washington June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Hershey: Chocolate price hike may sour sales

NEW YORK - Hershey, one of the world's best known names in chocolate, expects its first price hike in three years to crimp short term sales, but over the long haul the popularity of chocolate will prevail, the company's chief executive said.  Full Article 

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Storm kills three, injures 20 at campground

WASHINGTON - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said.  Video | Full Article 

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Lebanese relatives await news of Air Algerie's fate

Distraught Lebanese relatives wait for news of Air Algerie flight AH5017 that crashed after disappearing over northern Mali. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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