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Smoke raises in the air following Israeli shelling in Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  AP Photo Khalil Hamra  Khalil Hamra AP
Gaza conflict: Palestinian rocket misfire hit Al-Shifa Hospital, Israel says

Flares lit up the night sky over Gaza as Israel continued its aerial bombardment overnight, following a warning earlier Monday from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu​ that the conflict could become a “prolonged” military operation.



  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu saysBe ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says - 2014-07-28 7:19 PM

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Signalling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighbourhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treatyUS: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty - 2014-07-28 6:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurtAbuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt - 2014-07-28 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighbourhoods, officials said Monday.

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scareNew fears about Ebola spread after plane scare - 2014-07-28 4:40 PM

    DAKAR, Senegal - No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

  • US Court: Virginia marriage is for all loversUS Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers - 2014-07-28 4:10 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, one of more than 20 legal decisions around the country favouring gay marriage proponents since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defence of Marriage Act last year.

  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 childrenHamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children - 2014-07-28 2:53 PM

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

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