More than 1,030 Palestinians have died in the fighting as well as 43 Israeli soldiers

UNSC calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

06.22 The United Nations Security Council has called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

International monitors abandoned plans to visit the crash site yesterday because of fears it was not safe

Fighting complicates Ukraine MH17 crash inquiry

07.35 A joint Australian-Dutch inquiry team will renew efforts to gain access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine after fierce fighting in the region kept the team away.

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 the jihadist Islamic State advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa.