A man looks at a debris and rubble in the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Officials said up to 17 people, including children, were killed in fighting yesterday evening in the town of Horlivka, a rebel stronghold north of Donetsk that saw fierce battles between the rival forces in the last few days.  Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

The European Union and the US have agreed new economic sanctions against Russia, in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash, which has been blame(...)

Black plumes of smoke rise in the vicinity of Camp Thunderbolt, after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Benghazi. At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed over the weekend, medical and security sources said. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and ye(...)

 Palestinians react shortly after an airstrike in Gaza City today. At least 10 Palestinians are killed and more than 40 are injured in two Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, medics say, adding that most of the casualties are children. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA 1:22

A huge explosion in a public garden in northern Gaza killed eight children and two adults, and wounded 40 others, Palestinian doctors said today. Loca(...)

The funeral at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City yesterday of Palestinian Christian woman Jalila Faraj Ayyad, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Mohammed Al-Zadeem sits in the afternoon shade outside his uncle’s house in central Gaza city, watching a rare scene: people are walking past, car hor(...)

Palestinians walk amid the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

An uneasy calm hung over Gaza City last night after US president Barack Obama intervened in the crisis by calling for an “immediate and unconditional”(...)

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group at Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Volunteer gun-running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Reconciliation, diversity and reflective consideration of Ireland’s chequered modern history dominated sentiment in the Wicklow village of Kilcoole as(...)

Knights of Malta Fra’ Paul Caffrey during his solemn profession before The Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing at St Kevin’s Church in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A grandmaster and prince, an archbishop and scores of the faithful wearing heavy black robes and mantillas marched solemnly into St Kevin’s Church in (...)

Debris is seen at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of Gossi. Photograph: Reuters

Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali have been taken to the wreckage to grieve as French president Francois H(...)

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group taking part on Saturday in Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Vonunteer gun running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Themes of reconciliation, diversity and reflective consideration of Ireland’s chequered modern history dominated sentiment in the north Wicklow villag(...)

A demonstrator with face painted in the colours of the Palestinian flag protests outside the Israeli Embassy in west London today.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Thousands of people took to the street across Ireland today calling for an end to violence in Gaza.A crowd of about 3000 marched from the Spire in O’ (...)