While you slept - nukes, rockets and a Canadian

19:44, Jul 03 2014

What you missed in the world while you were sleeping ...

Tensions are mounting in the Middle East, with Israel and Palestine trading rocket fire and airstrikes overnight. This follows clashes between militants from both sides after the deaths of four teenagers in recent weeks.

Britain has increased security measures at airports, following intelligence from the United States suggesting extremist groups are developing bombs that can be smuggled on to planes.

Chinese president Xi Jinping has affirmed China's opposition to North Korea's nuclear tests during a visit to South Korea. The visit marks the first time the Chinese president has visited Seoul before going to Pyongyang.

Three Hollywood producers have been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter following an on-set accident where a camera assistant was killed by a train.

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete turned World War II hero, died at the age of 97. The American spent two years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp after surviving 47 days adrift on a raft after his plane went down in the Pacific ocean.

Hollywood director Bryan Singer has moved to dismiss a teen sex abuse case that has been laid against him by an anonymous British actor.

Tennis player Eugenie Bouchard will play in the Wimbledon final, becoming the first Canadian to reach the final stage of a grand slam. tournament.