foxnews.com. “Israel launches large-scale ground operation in Gaza Strip”-The Israeli military reportedly sent thousands of troops into the Gaza Strip Thursday as part of a large-scale ground operation aimed at destroying underground tunnels and other "terror infrastructure" used by Hamas to target the Jewish State.
“What Weapons Could Have Brought Down MH17 - And Why” - An American official said today that the U.S. believes a single surface-to-air missile caused the crash of an Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine today, potentially answering one of a host of questions about the tragedy, but leaving two big ones: If that’s true, who fired the missile, and was the plane the real target?
trend.az. “Kazakh border guards prevent several alcohol smuggling attempts” - An attempt of smuggling about three tonnes of alcoholic beverages was prevented on the Kazakh-Russian state border, the press-service of the Border Service of the Kazakh National Security Committee said. "Border guard of the "Janibek" border control in West Kazakhstan region have prevented four attempts of smuggling of the alcoholic beverages across the border per day," the report said.
euronews.com. “Ukraine claims recorded phone calls prove separatists shot down Malaysian airliner” - As allegations grow that a Malaysian airliner which crashed on Thursday, killing more than 290 people, was shot down, both the Ukrainian government and separatists are denying any involvement.
“Malala meets families of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls” - Malala, the Pakistani teenager schoolgirl who was shot by militants for wanting an education, has travelled to Nigeria to meet families of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram and to voice her solidarity. More than 200 girls are still missing after they were abducted from their school in April.
cnn.com. “Super typhoon Rammasun bears down on southern China” - After wreaking damage on the Philippines over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangdong provinces in southern China.