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Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll climbs

The U.S. pressed for a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza death toll tops 700

The U.S. has lifted a temporary ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

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Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided and help increased, former U.S. President Bill Clinton says.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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Airlines halt flights to Israel

Delta, American, and United have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region is intensifying.

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Bodies, black boxes handed over at Ukraine crash site

A train carrying the remains of the victims of the MH17 arrived in Ukrainian government territory as separatists gave the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

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Bodies leave Ukraine MH17 crash site

A train carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday.

People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands.

PHOTOS: Remembering the victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 attack

Mourners around the world remember the victims of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet that was shot down over Ukraine.

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.

Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday.

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine, 298 dead

The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, a stronghold of pro-Russian rebels.

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U.S., China committed to managing differences

China and the United States started talks expected to focus on cyber-security, maritime disputes, the Chinese currency and an investment treaty.

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4 hospitalized during Spain’s ‘running of the bulls’

Four people were hospitalized on Monday on the first day of Spain's San Fermin bull run.

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Shoes, cell phones face increased scruntity

Airlines with direct flights to the U.S. have been told to tighten screening in response to increased threats from al Qaeda-affiliated militant groups.

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Iraqi troops battle for city of Tikrit

Iraqi troops are battling to dislodge ISIS, as the militant Islamist group gains ground.

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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Chaos erupts at Comic-Con Zombie Walk

People dressed and made up as zombies take part in a traditional Zombie Walk in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

An elderly woman was hit by a car during a Zombie Walk after "zombies" attacked a car attempting to flee the scene.

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Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

A group of three men wearing only underwear are seen in the kitchen of Doc's Beach House restaurant in Bonita Springs, Florida in this July 20, 2014 handout taken from security camera video released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime.

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Baby elephant meets a cat

Elephant Meets Cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

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Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

A costumed Spider-Man character attends the Be Amazing Volunteer Day held in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, April 25, 2014.

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer.