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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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Mali government, northern rebels sign roadmap deal 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 3:59pm 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.

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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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Exclusive: U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

MONTREAL - The U.N. civil aviation body, ICAO, will meet in Montreal next week with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and other agencies to discuss airline safety following last week's downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine, two sources said on Thursday.

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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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