Gaza bloodshed deepens, airlines shun Israel

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said indirect truce talks between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. | Video

Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

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EINDHOVEN Netherlands - The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks at Heckler & Koch MP7 submachine gun as she gets information about the gear used by German troops during a visit in the German army's Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, March 12, 2012. REUTERS/Bundesregierung/Steffen Kugler

Germany promises change to arms sales

BERLIN - For lawmaker Jan van Aken, little symbolizes more potently all that he finds indefensible about Germany's arms exports than the German and French-made anti-tank missile that he was shown in northern Syria.  Full Article | Related Story 

An employee puts on an emblem a German Mercedes-Benz S-class car wheel rim at the plant in Sindelfingen near StuttgartJanuary 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Europe's car market on the rebound?

Daimler kicks off a round of second-quarter earnings results from Europe's top carmakers with a healthy set of numbers - prompting hopes that stronger sales in Europe will counter weakness in emerging markets. Hayley Platt reports.  Video 

A member of the Kurdish security forces takes up position with his weapon as he guards a section of an oil refinery, which is being brought on a truck to Kalak refinery in the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Oil smuggling finances new caliphate

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".  Full Article | Related Story 

Sheik Umar Khan, head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone, poses for a picture in Freetown, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Umaru Fofana

Chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

FREETOWN - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government confirms.  Full Article 

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Ancient mummies digitally unwrapped

State-of-the-art CT scanning is giving researchers at the British Museum the opportunity to digitally unwrap ancient Egyptian mummies. The non-invasive technique preserves the delicate remains, but has given new insights into mummification.  Video 

Tinkoff-Saxo team rider Ral Majka of Poland reacts as he crosses the finish line to win the 124.5km seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycle race between Saint-Gaudens and Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet, July 23, 2014.   REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Majka wins stage as Nibali gains more ground

ST LARY PLA D'ADET, France - Poland's Rafal Majka takes a big step towards winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey with a solo route to the stage victory as Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthens his grip on the overall race.  Full Article 

Typhoon hits Taiwan, 47 people killed in plane crash

Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan with heavy rains and strong winds while a TransAsia Airways plane crashed during a thunderstorm, killing 47 people. Jillian Kitchener reports.