1. National

UN school in Gaza hit by shelling for second time

A United Nations school sheltering people who have fled Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has been hit by shelling from Israeli shelling, the UN said.

Fighting has now been raging for 16 days and has left more than 650 dead.

View all 175 updates ›

US flights to Tel Aviv banned for 24 hours

All US flights to and from Tel Aviv have been suspended amid ongoing rocket fire in the region, the US aviation authority has announced.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it had informed US airlines that they were prohibited from flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 hours.

The alert was in response to a rocket strike which occurred around one mile from the airport earlier today.

Delta Air Lines and US Airways have already suspended flights to the region following the reports.

More on this story