JERUSALEM — Israel kept up a steady bombardment of the Gaza Strip from the air and sea Friday as the United States offered to broker a cease-fire that would end an offensive launched to quell rocket fire from the territory.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege.
BAGHDAD — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
HOUSTON — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.
Power is gradually being restored across Canada's Maritime Provinces after being hit last weekend by the remnants of Hurricane Arthur.