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European airlines suspend flights to Tel Aviv (updated)

Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.

Annual Badwater Ultra Marathon Held In Death Valley's Extreme Heat

Running 135 miles through heat and mountains for bragging rights

Nearly 100 runners set off this morning on the run of their lives, racing to cover 135 miles of desert and mountains in two days for the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon.

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine

Downed Malaysian flight: Train with crash victims' remains leaves rebel town

A refrigerated train carrying the bodies of the MH17 crash victims was headed for a government-controlled crisis center Monday, Ukrainian government officials said.

Obama voices concern about casualties in Gaza, calls for ceasfire

Obama on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire. He's asking Secretary of State John Kerry to do whatever he can to help negotiate one at talks in Egypt.

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said.

Israeli soldier killed in raid was Woodland Hills native

Israel sent more troops into Gaza on Sunday, stepping up tank fire and airstrikes ahead of the short-lived cease-fire.

Kerry: Evidence points clearly to rebels shooting down MH17

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane.

Extremists leave a violent message in a small Iraqi town

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

400,000+ sign petition to move 'sad bear' to better life in Canada

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Malaysia Airlines: Dutch premier decries behavior at crash site

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.

Gaza toll tops 330 as Israel presses ground war

A health official in Gaza says 333 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

Malaysia Airlines: LA AIDS group honors crash victims

A memorial has been held in Los Angeles for AIDS advocates among the 298 people killed in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine.

Obama calls for immediate ceasefire over jet downed in Ukraine; says 1 US citizen killed (updated)

Among the passengers was a former president of the International AIDS Society and a spokesman for the World Health Organization.

Berlusconi underage sex conviction overturned by Italian court

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to 7 years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

Court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case

A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters.