As many people around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan, in Gaza Strip - battered by weeks of fighting - the holiday was marked by tears.
The Iraq government is trying to reverse a three-way split of the country.
A deal to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip looks remote, Israeli ministers have said.
Israel has extended the 12-hour truce by four hours after international powers called on it and Palestinian militants to extend the ceasefire.
A 12-hour truce is in effect after Israel and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza agreed to a UN request amid efforts to secure a long-term ceasefire.
Experts blame the economic crisis and changing social attitudes for the decline in weddings among young Europeans, as well as the falling birth rate.
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The decision is a difficult and complex process of weighing up competing safety considerations.
The missing Air Algerie plane has been confirmed by Algerian officials to have crashed en route to its destination.
Taiwan authorities say the weather had been suitable for flying when the TransAsia plane crashed, killing 48 people.
Israeli forces say they were met with heavy resistance from Hamas when they pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip.
Ukrainian territory separatist leader Aleksander Borodai has given the black boxes of the plane that downed in the area to Malaysian authorities.
France has warned Russia that there would be "consequences" if Moscow did not allow rescuers total access to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
Mass casualties have been reported in the Shejaia district in north-east Gaza after an Israeli air strike.
The Brics emerging-market powers are shaking up economic governance but remain far from dismantling the post-war system dominated by the West.
A jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker more than $23-billion in damages, the largest in Florida history.
Ukraine's government said it had evidence that the missile battery that brought down a Malaysian airliner was manned by three Russian citizens.
Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs, a monitoring group said.
Ukraine has accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence from the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner that Kiev says militants shot down.