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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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Indonesia's constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge

JAKARTA - Indonesia's top court is prepared to hear a case challenging the result of this month's presidential election, well aware that its reputation is on the line after its top judge was jailed for corruption, his successor said.

Indonesia 1:40am EDT

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.

Venezuela 24 Jul 2014

Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election

KIEV - Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over an increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing. | Video

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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.

Aerospace & Defense 24 Jul 2014

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland: government source

SYDNEY - Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention center, a government source told Reuters on Friday, in a setback for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's tough refugee policies.

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