"President Putin says that he's committed to ensuring that our workers can get on to the site. Well, we've now tried four days in a row and we can't get on to the site and this is heartbreaking." — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.
"What maybe the world forgets ... is that the people of Gaza have nowhere to go. So when the fighting starts and they move, it is not as if they can cross a border to somewhere." — U. N. official Pierre Kraehenbuehl, commenting on deadly Israeli strikes that hit a U.N. school sheltering war refugees in Gaza.
"George H.W. Bush is a great servant, statesman, and father. I loved writing the story of his life, and I hope others enjoy reading it." — George W. Bush in a statement, commenting on a biography of his father which he completed. The book will be released November 11.