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 

Asia stocks supported as China's factories revive 2:20am EDT

SYDNEY - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as U.S. tech earnings impressed and a surprisingly strong reading on Chinese manufacturing bolstered hopes for recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.

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 relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung International Airport, southern Taiwan, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 47

TAIPEI - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.  Full Article 

A man walks past Deutsche Bank offices in London December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Problems at Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations

FRANKFURT, - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight, a source told Reuters.  Full Article 

The wanted poster of Yoo Byung-un. REUTERS/Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency

Ferry fugitive hid in wall to evade arrest

SUNCHEON/INCHEON, South Korea - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin.  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