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At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school as toll exceeds 750

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. | Video

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Russian court jails Putin foes on charges of inciting mass riots

MOSCOW - A Russian court sentenced two protest leaders to 4.5 years each in jail on Thursday on charges of inciting mass riots against President Vladimir Putin, in a case the opposition sees as part of a clampdown on his foes while all eyes are on Ukraine.

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GM's profit falls on recall costs, victims' compensation fund

DETROIT - General Motors Co reported a much lower second-quarter profit on Thursday due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. | Video

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Record North America profit boosts Ford results; shares rise

DEARBORN Mich. - Ford Motor Co reported second-quarter operating earnings that beat expectations thanks to record profit in North America, boosting its shares more than 1 percent in early trading.

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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 children in Africa.

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Lawyers call for outside probe of 'botched' Arizona execution

PHOENIX - Lawyers for an Arizona double-murderer who took two hours to die from a lethal injection called on Thursday for an outside review of what they called a "horrifically botched execution" that has prompted new calls for the United States to end the death penalty. | Video