A rocket fired from Gaza hit a synagogue in the Israeli city of Ashdod on Friday, wounding three people, police said. "There is damage at the scene and a number of people were injured by shrapnel," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Ashdod is around 30 km (20 miles) from Gaza. Hamas and other militant groups fired more than two dozen rockets into Israel on Friday, injuring two other people, with no signs of a let up in the six-week war.
By Shivam Srivastava BANGALORE (Reuters) - India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. The tropical southern state of Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcohol-free within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, quoted in local media, said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". An resident of Kerala typically drinks about 8.3 liters of alcohol per year, more than double the national average.