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Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. | Video

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Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics. | Video

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Japan consumer inflation eases in June as weak yen impact fades

TOKYO - Japan's core consumer inflation eased slightly in the year to June, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in meeting its 2 percent inflation target sometime next year.

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Exclusive: U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

MONTREAL - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

U.S. jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

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Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

PHOENIX - Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said on Thursday. | Video

Venezuela protests arrest of ex-intelligence head wanted in U.S.

CARACAS/MIAMI - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested on a Caribbean island while on diplomatic business, the South American country said on Thursday.