The US and European nations plan to meet Sunday to discuss cease-fire efforts. On Saturday, Israel added another Iron Dome missile interceptor battery. The Palestinian death toll rose to 135 and more than 920 wounded.
A group of about 60 militants entering from Afghanistan fired on a vehicle carrying security forces, killing three members of the Pakistani military. Separately, a Pakistani airstrike killed 13 suspected militants Saturday.
While fleeing from ISIS militants, Iraqi forces unlawfully executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners across several towns and villages over the past month, says Human Rights Watch. The executions appear to have been revenge killings.
The European Union has now extended sanctions to cover 72 individuals and two companies involved in the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, rebel military leaders were added to the EU's list.
Argentina's star striker Lionel Messi has won World Player of the Year four times. With his club Barcelona, Messi has six Spanish league titles and three Champions League titles. But Lionel Messi doesn't have a World Cup win, yet.
At the annual 'Strategic and Economic Dialogue' between China and the United States both countries vowed to put aside differences for the sake of global peace and prosperity. However a cyberhacking dispute and differences over maritime claims may still cause friction.