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Israel restricts access into Al-Aqsa for Palestinians
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Violence Erupts in West Bank

At least two Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Thursday night and another 200 injured after Israeli security forces cracked down on an estimated 10,000 protesters who were "rioting violently.” Palestinian leaders have called for the observance of a day of anger

A part of the fuselage of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region, on July 23, 2014.

MH17 Debris Examined

Shrapnel-like holes were found in the fuselage of the Malaysia Airlines jet that the West asserts was downed by a missile last week in eastern Ukraine


Amazon's Earnings Slide

The tech giant's shares tumbled more than 6% in after-hours trading after it reported losing 27¢ per share on revenue of $19.34 billion

Paracetamol Reportedly Not Effective Drug For Back Pain

Study: Tylenol Isn't Curing Your Aches at All

Two-thirds of adults experience back pain some time during their lives and most take acetaminophen, found in brands like Tylenol and Panadol, for relief. But new research has found that taking those are no more helpful than swallowing sugar pills

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France Confirms No Survivors in Air Algérie Crash

President François Hollande said the 'disintegrated' wreckage of AH5017, which had been traveling from Ouagadougou to Algiers before contact cut out Thursday, was found in Mali but that none of the 116 thought to be aboard survived


How to Save at the Movies as Ticket Prices Rise

The average movie ticket climbed to $8.33 in the second quarter of 2014, up from $7.96 earlier this year, and industry watchers partly blame the popularity of blockbusters like Captain America: The Winter Soldier at pricey 3D and IMAX screenings for the jump

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia

MH17 Coverage Shows Kremlin Grip on Public Opinion

Most Russians get their information about global events from television, much of which is controlled or influenced by the state, rather than the Internet and the conspiracy theories that have resulted are as varied as they are bizarre

Paramount Studios Presentation - Comic-Con International 2014

McConaughey, Nolan Make Surprise Comic-Con Cameo

They debuted a trailer for Interstellar, which the True Detective actor called "the most ambitious film that Christopher Nolan has ever directed" — which is saying something for the man who envisioned Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing the H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. during an event in the Eisonhower Executive Building, July 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move

The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants, following a meeting with pro-reform activists who hope that decision would offer relief to many of the estimated 11.7 million migrants in the U.S.

Dakota Johnson at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Chanel show at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris.

Fifty Shades Star Hopes Her Parents Don't See It

While presenting the trailer for the Beyoncé-approved adaptation of E.L. James' wildly popular erotic novel on the Today show on Thursday, Dakota Johnson told co-host Savannah Guthrie that she doesn't want her mom and dad to check out her acting talents

Teen Pilot Crash Haris Suleman

17-Year-Old Pilot Haris Suleman’s Tragic Quest

Friends say the teenage pilot who died in a plane crash on Tuesday, while attempting to circumnavigate the world in 30 days, was less intent on breaking a world record than he was in "raising awareness about impoverished children" in his father's home country of Pakistan

The History of Israel's Potent Defense Forces

Since 1948, the Israel Defense Forces has been the country's only line of defense. The men and women who make up the IDF are some of the most well-trained combatants in the world. Here's a look at Israel’s highly effective and sometimes controversial military