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At least 15 dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school- Health Ministry

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750. | 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 children in Africa.

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Russian court finds Putin foes guilty of inciting mass riots

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Two-hour Arizona execution sparks calls for rethink on death penalty

PHOENIX - Lawyers for a double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched execution" and prompted new calls on Thursday for the United States to abandon the death penalty. | Video

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Two Ukrainian parties leave parliament coalition to trigger election

KIEV - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the departure of two parties from a parliamentary coalition on Thursday, opening the way for him to call a new election and give Ukrainians "a full reset" of power.