Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor has recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in a move that appears to have distanced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from the controversy around the operation.
Gaza militants have fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel, killing a man in a strike on a residential building and vowing to further escalate their attacks if Israel keeps bombing the Palestinian territory.
PALESTINIAN militants have shelled Israel with dozens of rockets and mortars while Israeli planes bombarded targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war.
Two people have been found dead as a pair of wildfires stretched from inland canyons to the Pacific in southern California, leaving people sifting through the remains of their homes for anything they had left.
A record number of women have been elected to the US House of Representatives, nearly two years after women took to the streets across America in protest over the inauguration of President Donald Trump.