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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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Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.