TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school, Palestinian toll exceeds 800 25-Jul-14, 1:09 AM | Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters

Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands 25-Jul-14, 5:10 AM | Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Siva Govindasamy, Reuters

US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama 25-Jul-14, 3:41 AM | Annika Mcginnis, Reuters

Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed: Algerian official 25-Jul-14, 12:40 AM | Hamid Ould Ahmed, Reuters

Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women - study 1:50 pm | Richard Ingham, Agence France-Presse A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.

EU High Representative Ashton visiting Philippines EU High Representative Ashton visiting Philippines 12:11 pm | InterAksyon.com Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,…

Al Jazeera journalists jailed by Egypt to appeal convictions Al Jazeera journalists jailed by Egypt to appeal convictions 11:28 am | Matt Siegel, Reuters Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to ten years on…

US claims Russia firing over border at Ukraine military US claims Russia firing over border at Ukraine military 11:14 am | Reuters The United States claimed on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with…

19 children, driver dead as train rams school bus in India 19 children, driver dead as train rams school bus in India 10:35 am | Reuters A train slammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday, killing at least…

INSIGHT | Islamic State's purge of minorities redrawing Iraq map 10:14 am | Isabel Coles, Reuters INSIGHT | Islamic State\A new map is being drawn across the plains of northern Iraq as Sunni militants of the Islamic State purge the rural landscape of religious and ethnic minorities that have co-existed for hundreds of years.

Sudanese woman spared death sentence for turning Christian meets Pope 9:59 am | Giselda Vagnoni and Khalid Abdel Aziz, Reuters Sudanese woman spared death sentence for turning Christian meets PopeA Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome on an Italian government plane on Thursday and hours later met the Pope.

HELLO, MARS? | NASA seeks satellite communication services to Red Planet 9:35 am | Irene Klotz, Reuters HELLO, MARS? | NASA seeks satellite communication services to Red PlanetIn what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in northern Mali 8:30 am | Hamid Ould Ahmed and Tiemoko Diallo, Reuters Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in northern MaliAuthorities said they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

Lethal injection faces scrutiny in US after 2-hour execution 8:16 am | Chantal Valery, Agence France-Presse Lethal injection faces scrutiny in US after 2-hour executionThe US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convict took two hours to die in the country's latest botched execution.

Palestinian killed, 150 hurt in West Bank protest vs Gaza offensive 8:03 am | Agence France-Presse Palestinian killed, 150 hurt in West Bank protest vs Gaza offensiveIsraeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 150 other people Thursday night during a massive protest in the West Bank against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Palestinian officials said.

UN rights panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women' 5:47 am | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters UN rights panel tells Japan to compensate \A United Nations human rights panel called on Japan on Thursday to undertake independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and apologize to the women who were victims before it was too late.

Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands 5:10 am | Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Siva Govindasamy, Reuters Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by NetherlandsRussia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.

US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama 3:41 am | Annika Mcginnis, Reuters US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against ObamaRepublicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers.

NASA puts out call for satellite communication services – on Mars 3:20 am | Irene Klotz, Reuters NASA puts out call for satellite communication services – on MarsIn what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

Lawyers call for outside probe of 'botched' Arizona execution 2:36 am | David Schwartz, Reuters Lawyers call for outside probe of \Lawyers for an Arizona double-murderer who took two hours to die from a lethal injection called on Thursday for an outside review of what they called a "horrifically botched execution" that has prompted new calls for the United States to end the death penalty.

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds 1:37 am | Kate Kelland, Reuters Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study findsParacetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday.