RT News - July 06, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

The Ukrainian army razes entire villages in its bid to reclaim anti-government strongholds in the restive east of the country - sending the civilian death-toll soaring. We report on those unwillingly caught in Kiev's onslaught - civilians, the elderly and even children written off as collateral damage. The Jihadist leader of the recently-proclaimed Islamic caliphate apparently makes his first public appearance, as ruthless militants continue their advance in Iraq and Syria, seizing control of vast oil fields. The killing of a Palestinian boy in Jerusalem triggers violence across the region - as activists raise concerns that the deaths of Palestinian youngsters goes ignored, unlike Israel's casualties.