The Israeli air offensive in Gaza has prompted a new wave of Hamas rocket and mortar fire on communities in southern Israel. Three Israelis were killed in Kiryat Malachi this morning. Sheera Frenkel was on the scene shortly after the attack.
Turkey, France and the Gulf Cooperation Council have recognized the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition as the legitimate leader of Syria. As thousands of refugees continue to spill over the borders into neighboring countries, questions remain about future foreign intervention from the U.S. and others.
Economic progress in China's countryside helps explain the varied reaction to the once-in-a-decade leadership transition. In big cities and online, some derided the process as an authoritarian charade. In rural China, though, there is a reservoir of goodwill and people are more accepting even if they don't know the leaders well.
In a marriage of social media and warfare, Israel announced its military operation in the Gaza Strip via Twitter. Shortly afterward, Israel released video footage of a deadly air strike. Hamas, meanwhile, has been commenting on its rocket attacks against Israel.
Throughout the Syrian uprising, the opposition has relied on social media to get out its message. The newly formed Syrian National Coalition is hoping Facebook will link up supporters and help the movement build backing inside Syria.
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