RT News - August 03, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Another UN school is hit in Gaza - at least ten people are dead - as Israel steps up its air attacks while redeploying ground troops along the border; A German newspaper claims Israel's been bugging the US Secretary of State's phone, while he mediated peace talks with the Palestinians; Russian checkpoints come under fire from the Ukrainian side just as European security observers were monitoring the crossing. The same attack also reportedly hit a family home; And, the international probe into the Malaysian plane crash is hampered by combat in the area - where graphic scenes show how Kiev troops are tightening the noose on anti-government strongholds.