Relatives of Palestinian man Adnan Habib, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

U.S. lifts flight ban, Gaza toll tops 700

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 

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso 6:31am EDT

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.

Rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion - or eastern battalion - speaks during an interview in Donetsk, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Ukraine rebel admits fighters had BUK missile

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 

A visitor looks at portraits of Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg at solo exhibition " The Face of Facebook" by Chinese artist Zhu Jia at a gallery in Singapore October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Facebook is 'firing on all cylinders': Kessler

Facebook posted after hours earnings showing 61% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter. S&P Capital IQ's Scott Kessler offers analysis on what's driving the company's consistent success.  Video 

Chase Carey,  president, and COO of News Corporation participates in a panel session at The Cable Show in Boston, Massachusetts May 23, 2012.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Murdoch's main man at Fox feels the pressure

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 

Employees stand during a seizure conducted by officers from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai, July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

China's food safety scare spreads

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 

Muhammadu Buhari speaks in Lagos in this April 6, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Joe Penny

Bombs kill 82 in Nigeria, ex-leader targeted

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 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival for a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Abbas Momani

Kerry's diplomacy as Israel pummels Gaza

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