A rocket fired from Gaza hit the Eshkol area in southern Israel on Friday, the first rocket to strike Israeli territory since Sep 16.
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious space programme.
Carla Suarez Navarro, Garbine Muguruza and Flavia Pennetta completed the semi-final line-up at the WTA Tournament of Champions to join Andrea Petkovic in the last-four.
Global powers wrestling to hammer out a ground-breaking deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions are moving complex talks into high gear with a "critical" three weeks left for an accord.
US officers are drafting plans to deploy American military advisers to Iraq's western Anbar province and to help arm Sunni tribes to fight Islamic State militants, officials said.
Tomas Berdych guaranteed his place at the season-ending World Tour finals for the fifth straight year as he defeated South African Kevin Anderson to reach the semi-finals of the Paris Masters.
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton maintained his place at the top in Friday's (Oct 31) second free practice session for this weekend's United States Grand Prix when he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just 0.003 of a second.
Schalke 04 moved up to seventh in the Bundesliga as new coach Roberto di Matteo picked up his third win in four games with Friday's (Oct 31) 1-0 victory over Augsburg.
Canada announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly virus from crossing its borders.
A group of Burkina Faso army officers claimed to have "taken the destiny of the nation in hand" as deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital.