Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have locked themselves into an escalating firefight, launching scores of bombings and reprisal attacks in violence sparked by a botched Israeli special forces raid miles inside Gaza on Sunday evening. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it had blown up sites used for civilian purposes, such as the Hamas-run television building Al-Aqsa and a structure it said was used for military purposes but also housed a kindergarten.
The largest shark nursery to have been found in Irish waters has been discovered among cold-water coral reefs 200 miles west of Ireland. A remotely operated vehicle surveying the deep ocean floor revealed thousands of egg cases deposited on coral skeletons at depths of up to 750 metres 92,500ft). Ocean floor rover finds large shark nursery in Irish waters - video
Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband said he wants to legally change his age to make himself 20 years younger. The 69-year-old Dutch television personality has asked a court in the Netherlands to approve his request for a new birthday that would make him officially 49 Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
The murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been worried he might be interrogated or pressured to return home when he visited the consulate in Istanbul, Hatice Cengiz said on Friday. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, urged Saudi Arabia on Friday to disclose who ordered Khashoggi's murder, as well as the location of his body, heightening international pressure on the kingdom to come clean on the case. Erdoğan tells Saudis: show us where Jamal Khashoggi's body is
Mohammed bin Salman breaks his public silence over the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was a 'heinous crime that cannot be justified'. Speaking at a business conference in Riyadh, the prince says all culprits will be punished, and Saudi Arabia and Turkey will work together to that end Mohammed bin Salman calls Khashoggi murder a 'heinous crime'
Storm Florence brought 90mph winds and record levels of rain to the US east coast when it arrived as a hurricane on Friday. Despite being downgraded to a tropical depression, officials forecast catastrophic flooding in North and South Carolina as more rain is predicted. At least a dozen people have been killed by the giant weather system that is set to plague the area for days • 'Worst yet to come': Florence leaves 13 dead as North Carolina braces for massive flooding
North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its founding on Sunday morning with a dramatic military parade watched by a sea of spectators. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed from a balcony, where he was joined by Chinese senior politburo member Li Zhanshu. The celebrations were more subdued as usual, with no display of long-range missiles, as talks with the US continue North Korea stages huge military parade to mark 70th anniversary
The British prime minister has another go at dancefloor diplomacy after joining the head of UN Environment, Erik Solheim, on the UN campus in Nairobi to announce the launch of a new 'plastic challenge' badge for guides and scouts. She joined in a dance performance by some of the scouts. It is the second time during her three-day trip to Africa that May has joined in a dance performance Theresa May busts out dance moves one more time on Africa trip
Fans of Italian football club Genoa watched the first 43 minutes of their team's match against Empoli in near-silence on Sunday to honour the victims of the motorway bridge collapse earlier this month in which 43 died. At the beginning of the match both teams held a minute's silence for the victims. This was the first match held at Genoa's Luigi Ferraris stadium since the disaster. Genoa fans stay silent to honour victims of bridge collapse
Donald Trump suffered a double blow after Michael Cohen, his longtime lawyer and 'fixer', pleaded guilty to eight charges including campaign finance violations, while Paul Manafort, the US president's former campaign chairman, was convicted of eight charges of bank and tax fraud. Arriving for a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Trump called Manafort a 'good man' and described the guilty verdict as a 'disgrace' and a 'witch-hunt' Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► Donald Trump suffers 'worst hour' as Manafort and Cohen both guilty ► Support the Guardian ► The Guardian ► The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► Owen Jones talks ► Guardian Football ► Guardian Sport ► Guardian Culture ► Guardian Science and Tech ►