US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to
nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared,
and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians
in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Gazan authorities say Israeli forces have shelled a shelter
at a UN-run school, killing at least 15 people as the
Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and
attempts at a truce remained elusive.
Authorities say they have located the wreckage of an
Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying
116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route
from Burkina Faso to Algeria.
Lawyers for a double-murderer whose lethal injection in
Arizona dragged on for two hours called for an outside review
of the "horrifically botched execution" and prompted new
calls on Thursday for the United States to abandon the death