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Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800

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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

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali

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ALGIERS/BAMAKO - Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. | Video

People who fled from the violence in Mosul walk inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Arbil, July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Purge of minorities re-draws Iraq map

KABERLI, Iraq - A new map is being drawn across the plains of northern Iraq as Sunni militants of the Islamic State purge the rural landscape of religious and ethnic minorities that have co-existed for hundreds of years.  Full Article | Video 

Genealogist Vladimir Paley poses for a picture after an interview in Jewish Cultural Center in Moscow July 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Anti-Putin Russians vote with their feet

MOSCOW - Echoing the post-Soviet brain drain, sociologists say Russia is bleeding exactly the kind of people it needs to plug a skilled labour shortage and diversify the economy away from reliance on energy exports.  Full Article 

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Earnings not so super Thursday

A rush of earnings and guidance notes from Unilever, BASF, Roche and others presents a mixed picture of the fortunes of Europe's companies - and has some questioning the strength of the euro zone recovery. David Pollard reports.  Video 

An UPDF medic takes care of a malnourished child with malaria in a hospital in Bor March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

GSK aiming for world's first malaria vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline says it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Facial recognition software tests near perfect

Scientists from Hong Kong University have unveiled the most accurate facial recognition software in the world. The algorithm, which scored a near perfect 99.15 per cent accuracy rating in tests, could prove to be a game-changer in automated crowd security.  Video 

Race leader Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 145.5km 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Hautacam, July 24, 2014.    REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour victory

HAUTACAM, France - Vincenzo Nibali proves once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France as he powers to victory in the final mountain stage, all but securing his maiden title.  Full Article 

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Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon made plea for Israel and Hamas to end conflict and vehemently condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).