The Army seized another key town, Pallai, Thursday, and has squeezed the rebels from north and south.
The Rafah crossing is seen by Israel as a weapons supply line for Hamas and a humanitarian lifeline by Gazans.
America's historic Route 66 fascinates visitors from other countries.
Two recipes to take advantage of low lobster prices.
The petroleum cartel said it will slash production by 2.2 million barrels per day in hopes prices will climb back toward $75 per barrel.
A British seed bank worries that lack of funding will stop the work of saving the world's most diverse collection of seeds.
Expansion of stun-gun use faces a mixed reaction from the largely unarmed police service.
Talks start Monday in Poland for a post-Kyoto climate treaty.