Wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on 13 January 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise liner has been finally refloated. The ship commenced its final journey and on July, 27 it arrived at the Italian port of Genoa. The liner is set to be scrapped.
Ukrainian armed forces continue military operation in Donetsk region as number of Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Russia continues to grow. Over 800 Palestinians have already died and more than 5,000 have been injured during the operation Israeli military in Gaza Strip. Prince George celebrates his first birthday.
Last weekend, independence supporters were forced retreat from Slaviansk, Kramatorsk, Artemovsk and Druzhkivka to Donetsk and Luhansk to distract the attackers from the civilian population. First Deputy Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Mykhailo Koval said Donetsk and Luhansk would be blockaded to force the militia to surrender. In the photo: a small house in the village of Malaya Vergunka, part of Luhansk, was destroyed by the Ukrainian Air Force.
A large number of civilian casualties have been recorded as a result of Ukrainian airstrikes on settlements near Luhansk, Press Secretary of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Luhansk Vladimir Inogorodtsev told reporters.