GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, while continued fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700. Full Article
ALGIERS - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.
DONETSK, Ukraine - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. Full Article
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and COO, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner. Full Article
SHANGHAI - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan. Full Article
KADUNA, Nigeria - At least 82 people were killed in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna. They were targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer. Full Article
Israeli forces pound Gaza, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas militants, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says ceasefire talks have made some progress. Video