British lender Barclays said Wednesday that first-half net profits surged 68 percent, despite a poor performance at its investment banking division.
An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said.
An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
Manchester United remained undefeated under new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal after defeating Inter Milan 5-3 on penalty kicks y following a goal-less draw.
Pop idols and professional athletes are going public with strong views about Gaza, putting their relations with fans on the line while stirring up a social media frenzy.
The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay -- the US plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II -- has died, US media reported.