Israeli forces say they were met with heavy resistance from Hamas when they pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip.
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.
The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has called for Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk to leave the country amid unrest in Gaza.
President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
US President Barack Obama has warned that the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine should be a "wake-up call for Europe and the world".
The ANC chief whip's office says the force Israel is using in Gaza is unjustifiable because innocent civilians, including children, are being killed.
A special Permanent Council meeting is taking place over the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which has rekindled thoughts of the missing MH370.
Journalists in Gaza City watched in horror as the Israelis killed what were clearly young boys.
While Baghdad flounders, oil is helping to fuel the dream of Kurdish independence becoming reality.
The ethical boundaries are constantly shifting for Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza.
People in Gaza want the attacks to be over - but "we should finish with a strong resistance".
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed a downed passenger plane during a phone call prompted by a new round of US sanctions.
Israel has resumed air strikes on Gaza following Hamas's rejection of an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire.