A major US network has cancelled Roseanne Barr's television show hours after the comedian posted a racist tweet (inset left) about a former advisor to President Obama.
The 65-year-old actress (pictured main, with the cast of the show) was widely condemned after she tweeted that Valerie Jarrett (bottom right), who served as the senior advisor to Obama, looked like the 'Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.' It sparked a furious backlash with critics calling on ABC to cancel Barr's show - a revival of hit 1990s sitcom Roseanne.
Israel's military said its aircraft hit 55 militant targets in the Gaza Strip, including military compounds, sheds of drones used for terror purpose and training facilities.
As the fighting raged, Israel cautioned that it was closer to war with Hamas than it had been at any point in the past four years.
The show's successful comeback season ended last week, but it had yet to be picked for broadcast or streaming in the UK.