Israel launches Gaza air strikes

The Israeli air force has carried out air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border rocket attack.

'Hamas executed Palestinians in Gaza war'

Amnesty International accused the Islamist movement Hamas on Wednesday of committing war crimes against fellow Palestinians.

India heatwave deaths top 1100

More than 1100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

The world's most powerful women are...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women for the fifth straight year but Hillary Clinton is snapping at her heels, the magazine said Tuesday.