Israel has assembled thousands of troops at the Gaza border, as it prepares for a possible ground operation while attacks continue on both sides.
Attacks on Israel and Gaza have escalated, with dozens killed and many more injured on both sides.
The horror for the communities of Gaza and the terror for communities in southern Israel is rightly the focus in this latest clash in the long struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Japanese towns have dropped plans to host Olympic athletes - in what is a further indication of the disruption that could affect the Games.
The mummified body of a cult leader has been found festooned with Christmas lights and glitter in a Colorado home.
Ryanair, often the butt of jokes about complaints and its attitude towards passengers, is to create a customer advisory panel to help the airline "continue to improve its guest services".
The worst violence between Israel and Palestinian groups since 2014 has been seen in recent days, with the conflict escalating over the final Ramadan weekend.
With Israeli troops preparing for a possible ground invasion, Israeli air strikes pulverising new targets in the Gaza Strip and Hamas rockets still blasting towards Israeli cities, urgent diplomacy is the only way to prevent all-out war.
One of Britain's leading imams has urged Muslims not to "drop the ball" and observe COVID restrictions on mixing indoors and hugging as Eid celebrations begin.
Delaying the second dose of a COVID vaccine so more people can get a first dose could cut deaths by up to 20%, a study suggests.