A Palestinian man inspects the rubble of destroyed buildings and houses in Gaza City

Israel must prepare for 'lengthy' conflict

28 Jul Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country must prepare for a protracted war in Gaza, squashing any hopes of a swift end to fighting that has already cost more than 1,000 lives.

Ukraine officials said black box data showed 'explosive decompression' brought MH17 down

New sanctions agreed against Russia

28 Jul US and European leaders have agreed to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defence and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.

The salvaging of the Costa Concordia was one of the largest and most complex ever attempted

Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa to be scrapped

27 Jul The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap today, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.

The clashes are between rival militia groups battling over the city's main airport

Scores killed in clashes around Tripoli airport

27 Jul Two weeks of clashes between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport have left more than 97 people dead and 400 wounded, the health ministry said this afternoon.

An IS assault forced the army to pull back late last night

85 Syrian troops killed in Raga

26 Jul At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as Islamic State fighters advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa.