The first vote in the presidential elections was cast in Australia.
Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed Malaysian airliner's crash site but separatists were continuing to attack its positions.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem signed an open letter denouncing Israel for 'genocide' in Gaza.
China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.
Eight times world champion and the current world record holder Usain Bolt will participate in 4x100 meters relay heats with his Jamaican team mates at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Aug 1.