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U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700. | Video

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European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest

WARSAW - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects.

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GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for use in children in Africa.

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Russian court finds Putin foes guilty of inciting mass riots

MOSCOW - A Russian court found two protest leaders guilty of inciting mass riots on Thursday in a case that the opposition sees as part of a clampdown on President Vladimir Putin's foes while all eyes are on Ukraine.

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Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48

TAIPEI - Taiwan authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed with the weather expected to be a factor in the inquiry. | Video

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U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates

- U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.