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At least 15 killed by Israeli shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760

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 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. | Video

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Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins

BEIJING/HONG KONG - Oil executive Jiang Jiemin rose to power in Communist China in time-honored fashion: by hitching his star to a mighty mentor.

Indonesia, China 4:22pm EDT

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American, says CPJ

ANKARA - The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had U.S.-Iranian nationality.

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Mali, northern rebels agree on 'roadmap' for peace talks

ALGIERS - Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

Africa, Mali 5:38pm EDT

Italy PM Renzi's reform plans hit resistance in Senate

ROME - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to slash the powers of Italy's Senate, a key element of his reform agenda, have run into trouble, with opposition politicians submitting nearly 8,000 amendments to delay its approval.

Italy 4:13pm EDT

Indian markets' post-election enthusiasm lost on consumers

NEW DELHI - Software engineer Sanjay Bhatnagar used to watch a new Bollywood movie every week with his family, but now goes to the cinema once a month as spiraling costs of food and other staples eat into his budget for non-essentials.

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