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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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Tourist killed in Mombasa, second in July: police

NAIROBI - A German female tourist was killed in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Thursday in the same area where a Russian visitor was murdered earlier in July by a criminal gang, police sources said.

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U.N. says first aid convoy enters Syria without government consent

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said on Thursday the first humanitarian aid convoy had entered Syria from Turkey without Syrian government consent and under the authorization of a new U.N. Security Council resolution.

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Bomb hidden in fridge kills 1, wounds 8 in bus park in Nigeria's Kano

KANO - A bomb hidden in a refrigerator killed one and wounded eight at a crowded bus park in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Thursday, police said.

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Two car bombs kill 15 people in central Baghdad: police

BAGHDAD - Two car bombs killed 15 people in central Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

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Iraq parliament elects senior Kurdish politician president

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president on Thursday, a long-awaited step in creating a new government capable of countering a Sunni Muslim insurgency.

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