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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

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.

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U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

REUTERS - 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.

5:00am IST

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

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.

Israel 3:59am IST

Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja - medical official

FALLUJA, Iraq - Iraqi government air strikes killed 19 people, including children, in Falluja on Monday and Tuesday, a health official in the militant-held city said.

Iraq 2:36am IST

Obama vows U.S. will seek justice in downing of Malaysian jet

WASHINGTON - The United States will not rest until justice is done in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama vowed in a condolence book for the nearly 300 victims on Tuesday.

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

JAKARTA - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.

22 Jul 2014

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