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U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700. | Video

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Disenchanted with Putin, some Russians vote with their feet

MOSCOW - Most of Vladimir Paley's clients want him to dig up their family history with one goal in mind: making a case to obtain foreign citizenship and leave Russia.

Russia 4:16am EDT

Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN Netherlands - The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived on Wednesday at a military base in the Netherlands - a nation in shock and sorrow. | Video

Indonesia's Prabowo faces uncertain fate in opposition

JAKARTA - After spending a decade, and a chunk of the family fortune, in trying to become Indonesia's president, an outraged Prabowo Subianto watched as leadership of the world's third-largest democracy slipped through his fingers this week.

Indonesia 4:14am EDT

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

ROME/KHARTOUM - A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

Italy 4:11am EDT

Artillery fire echoes in east Ukraine's Donetsk

DONETSK Ukraine - Artillery fire echoed in the south and northwest of rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight and one district near the city was without electricity as Ukrainian forces pressed a military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.

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