Whitney Houston was one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. But her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse and a turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown. Houston led an extraordinary life which came to an unfortunate end on Saturday. Here is a timeline of her career milestones and life achievements.
Renewed conflict between Israel and Gaza has entered into a fourth day. The death toll climbed to 21 in the Strip with 65 others injured. Ilker Kocas looks at the current escalation of the Israel - Palestine conflict.