RT News - July 31, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

The death toll from the Israeli operation in Gaza surges over 14 hundred, as the Israeli PM vows to continue destroying hamas-made tunnels under the border, with or without a ceasefire. One of America's most wanted - former CIA specialist, turned whistlerblower, Edward Snowden, has asked to extend his asylum in Russia, claiming he won't receive a fair trial in the U.S. The regional capital of Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster after relentless bombing - as women and children try to flee to safety. We listen to some of their stories.