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  • Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv for safety Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    An Air Canada jet is shown in this file photo.

    An Air Canada flight had to circle Tel Aviv's airport for 10 minutes after air traffic control said the conditions needed to be confirmed as safe for landing.

  • Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan' Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.

  • GAZA, July 25- As the United States and regional powers strive for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants, the impoverished enclave faces a daunting recovery, such is the scale of damage after almost three weeks of fighting.

  • Gaza death toll passes 800     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest details on the escalating conflict in Gaza as talks of a ceasefire continue.

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

  • Crunch time for Gaza talks, death toll passes 800 Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared.

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    PARIS— French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said.

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.— It's been called a David vs. They are demanding the reinstatement of beloved former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, whom they credit with keeping prices low, treating them well and guiding the company's success.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. *One killed in West Bank march is support of Gaza. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.

  • US says Russia firing at Ukrainian military Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    A Ukrainian serviceman guards in front of a tank in the small eastern city of Seversk on July 12, 2014, a day after the city was freed from pro-Russian militants.

    The US says Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. The Israeli military said its troops were fighting gunmen from Hamas, which runs Gaza, in the area and that it was investigating the incident.

  • Ukrainian prime minister resigns Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Arseny Yatseniuk

    The Ukrainian Prime Minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, after upbraiding fellow politicians.

  • Turmoil-struck Iraq appoints new president Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president on Thursday, a long-awaited step in creating a new government.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750..

  • Investigate Putin for war crimes: Phillips Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, March 5, 2014.

    The downing of Malaysian Air Flight 17 was an act of murder. Putin should be investigated for war crimes, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • American Airlines not ready to resume Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    "We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.

  • US-Israel flight ban lifted     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the FAA has lifted its ban for U.S. airlines to fly into Tel Aviv but not all airlines have resumed their flights.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said.