Israeli troops, Hamas militants exchange heavy fire amidst ceasefire talks 

Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel and Israel launched scores of air strikes in Gaza as fighting entered a second day on Thursday despite efforts to broker a truce to end months of simmering violence. Palestinian officials said three people were killed in the Israeli attacks: a member of the Islamist Hamas group… Read More Israeli troops, Hamas militants exchange heavy fire amidst ceasefire talks 

Buildings collapse as new earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island 

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok on Thursday, with witnesses reporting collapsed buildings, the latest in a series of tremors on the tropical tourist island that have killed more than 150 people in the past two weeks. Witnesses reporting on the aftermath of last Sunday’s quake in the north of the island said people… Read More Buildings collapse as new earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island