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Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the bloodshed. | Video

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U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability 6:19am BST

- Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified.

U.N. Security Council considers Gaza ceasefire resolution 3:11am BST

UNITED NATIONS - Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated coastal enclave.

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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts 12:50am BST

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. | Video

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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts 12:47am BST

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. | Video

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability 12:46am BST

- Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified.

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Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume U.S. flights to Israel 12:45am BST

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been cancelled over the Gaza fighting, an Israeli official said.

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Kerry urges Hamas to end conflict, has 'constructive' Egypt talks 22 Jul 2014

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas on Tuesday to pursue a negotiated end to its conflict with Israel after what he said were constructive talks with Egyptian officials about their ceasefire proposal.

U.N. Security Council considers Gaza ceasefire resolution 22 Jul 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated coastal enclave.

Palestinians seek U.N. inquiry into Israel assault on Gaza 22 Jul 2014

GENEVA - Palestinians asked the United Nations on Tuesday to investigate into "all violations" of human rights and humanitarian law that they say have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in Gaza.