As aid trucks are let in to Ukraine from Russia, problems stir in Parliament with the economy minister resigning, and a likely dissolution looming.
France, Egypt have urged both sides to continue talks, while President Mahmoud Abbas met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to discuss the conflict and aid.
A health and safety officer working in Liberia - who is on home leave in SA - is in a stable condition, according to a health department statement.
A preliminary private autopsy report has found that Michael Brown was shot six times, according to a report.
Capture of the Mosul Dam could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities.
The Canterbury Crusaders have showed the calibre of performance that will give their supporters hope they can add an eighth title next week.
A deal to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip looks remote, Israeli ministers have said.
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win on Sunday.
A jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker more than $23-billion in damages, the largest in Florida history.
A Malaysian airliner has been shot down, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by a news agency.