Rosetta crash lands on comet, brings historic mission to an end
BERLIN The European Space Agency said the Rosetta spacecraft has crash-landed on a comet after an historic 12 years spent chasing it across more than 6 billion kilometres of space.
JERUSALEM U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Israel Thursday that the death toll from fighting in the Gaza Strip had reached an "unbearable point."
"The number of casualties has reached an unbearable point," Ban said at a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
The Palestinian death toll from Israel's air-and-ground offensive has risen to at least 1,055, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza. A Palestinian rights group said 670 of the dead were civilians.
Thirteen Israelis have been killed -- 10 soldiers and three civilians hit by Hamas rocket fire.
SOFIA Bulgaria's parliament on Friday banned the wearing of face veils in public in a move which supporters said would boost security in the wake of Islamist militant attacks in Europe.
BRUSSELS European Union states aimed on Friday to agree a shortcut to ratify the Paris climate deal and trigger its entry into force next week, keen for a rare political breakthrough at a time of discord over migration and Britain's vote to leave the bloc.