To mark the end of Ramadan, the holy fast month for Muslims, thousands of Gaza residents gathered to offer prayers near the perimeter fence with Israel. In Gaza since late March, more than 120 protesters have been killed and more than 3,800 wounded by Israeli army fire in the area of the fence. Worshippers performed their traditional morning prayers several hundred meters away from the fence on Friday.
Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s most brilliant scientists, took his final resting place as his ashes were buried between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey. More than 1,000 people attended the funeral service to commemorate the physicist, who died in March at age 76 after decades of living with motor neuron disease.
Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, was killed by a U.S. drone that smashed into the vehicle that he was in. Fazlullah was killed early Thursday morning, just hours before the Afghanistan Taliban began a three-day cease fire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The drone attack killed five other insurgents and took place in Marawara district, near the border.