Thu 31 Jul 2014 | 1:16 EDT

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.  Full Article

Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site 12:14am EDT 

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation.  Full Article  

Dollar shines, U.S. yields surge on upbeat U.S. data Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar stayed strong and U.S. bond yields held firm on Thursday after data showed solid U.S. economic growth, even as the Federal Reserve repeated its message that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.  Full Article