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This is BBC World News Today with me Babita Sharma.
At least 30 Palestinians are killed and hundreds more injured
after shells hit a UN school and a market place in Gaza.
A terrified child, one of thousands of refugees who had been sheltering
The UN have called it an attack of universal shame.
Another tiny victim of the Ebola virus as three West African
countries battle to overcome a massive outbreak
I was there with him just before he died.
At times, I would just go outside and cry.
Bankers in Britain feel the pressure.
New rules could force them to repay some bonuses and even land them
And could computers turn us all into backseat drivers?
We'll take a look at a more hands off approach to life
Now this car is being tested in a very controlled environment
but, from next year, more advanced vehicles with lots
of sensors on-board will be allowed out on the open road.
Yet again more deaths on the streets of Gaza and today.
At least 15 people have been killed and 160 people have been injured
after an explosion at a busy market, according to Palestinian officials.
And the United Nations has accused Israel of launching a deadly attack
Thousands of Palestinians had been seeking shelter from the fighting
The shelling began at dawn killing at least 15 people.
Both the US and the UN have condemned the shelling
of the school, but the Israeli military has denied targeting it
saying militants had fired on its soldiers from within the vicinity.
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza is now said to have reached
1,300 since the fighting began three weeks ago.
Our International Correspondent, Ian Pannell,
sent this report from Jabaliya, where the UN school was shelled.
You may find some of the details and images in his report disturbing.
The terror of the conflict in Gaza stamped on the face
Gosam Barakat was sleeping when the shells landed.
She had been sheltering in a UN school.
The casualties have just come into one
We believe about 70 people have been injured.
At the moment, the precise figure isn't known.
The debate will begin immediately about who is responsible for this.
Overwhelming a hospital already struggling to cope.
The youngest and most vulnerable, shattered and shocked.
She and her friend Sarma were in one of the classrooms when it was hit.
We were sleeping when the airstrike happened, she says.
The hospital grounds overflowed with bereaved families.
Every day in Gaza seems to look like this.
The UN says Israel attacked the school.
Two very precise holes were punched through the walls of two classrooms.
Amid the dust and rubble, some signs that families had been living here.
There was a mortar fire fired by Palestinian terrorists
We responded to fire in that vicinity.
We are currently, reviewing the innocent incident itself.
Those who live here are simply shattered and shocked.
But on days like this, it feels like nowhere is.
We escaped to search for security here but we did not
have security because of the Israeli occupation, the terrorism.
And each incident has its own tragic story.
Last week, we reported on a baby girl delivered
graves, they buried her next to the mother she'd never known.
One more death on the day marked with violence.
Dr Mustafa Barghouti, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council,
Thank you very much for being with us. I understand you have been in
touch with Hamas and met with Palestinian president. Tell us what
has been said. All of us without exception want to achieve an
immediate, and as soon as possible, a cease-fire. All Palestinians are
unified in that because we want the bloodshed to stop. It has become
clear to everybody now that Israel's decisions is to kill as
many Palestinian civilians as possible. Their whole strategy is
based on trying to aggravate Palestinians against each other. And
each time this is tried, they kill more civilians. As you have
reported, 1320 Palestinians have been killed. 90% civilians, children
and women. About 7000 300 people have been injured. Today, they
committed two huge massacres in a market while they were claiming they
were declaring a cease-fire, and another one in a school, the second
school. The six school attacked by the Israeli army. Each time, they
are exposed, they said I investigate in the matter. This is so horrible.
Anyone who remains silent about these massacres taking place today
will be considered complicit with these crimes. One decision we have
made will be fulfilled within the coming few hours is to go to the
international committee court to sign the Rome Statute and have
Israel responsible in front of the world for the are committing against
the Palestinian people. Nobody should allow... You say that you've
had conversations with Hamas and the Palestinian president and you agree
there is a need for a cease-fire. How realistic do you believe a
cease-fire can be reached with the Israelis given the fact that the
ones which have been imposed before have faltered after just days? In
the first two weeks of this aggression, unfortunately, people
now are discovering the truth. The first fact it was Israel who started
this war and not the Palestinians. Secondly... How do you believe the
agreement can be reached? I am coming to that. The second thing is
this is not Hamas. The Palestinians accept to have a cease-fire and
Israel refused. Just now, 30 minutes ago, it was declared that Benjamin
Netanyahu decided to expand the Israeli military operation in Gaza.
In my opinion, the people will realise his aim is to occupy Gaza
completely causing horrible, horrible human damage and creating
the worst human material in crisis ever in this region and may be
worldwide. He must be stopped for speed cannot be allowed to
continue. Forgive me, the question was specifically about how you will
conversations with Hamas can reach a cease-fire agreement? How do you
move forward to bring an end to the violence, the counterattack and the
attack on both sides of this conflict? When can you reach an
agreement? As soon as the world pressures Israel enough to stop this
attack. We can reach it through Egypt in negotiations that could be
held in Cairo and Palestinians are ready to send a delegation there,
including Hamas and every body else. Or through an immediate decision by
the Security Council to say Israel must stop the aggression and stop
the siege on Gaza, an act of aggression which has been going on
for eight years. In the framework of trying to agree a cease-fire, will
Hamas to understanding stop its activity in launching rockets and
missiles to Israel? Of course. Hamas is not shooting rockets to kill
people. It is our understanding, from reports we had today on the
ground there where a number of Palestinian rockets and missiles
fired to Israel during a partial cease-fire today? If you allow me to
respond, please, and not interrupt me, I will explain. So far, during
this war, which is completely asymmetrical, the Israelis have lost
56 people, as you said. Two civilians. 54 were soldiers. Israeli
soldiers killed inside Gaza while they were invading and affecting
people. On the Palestinian side, civilians are killed. That means
Hamas has proven its not aiming at killing Israeli civilians. It is
fighting the Israeli soldiers while the Israeli soldiers are bombarding
air strikes, bombarding us with artillery, with tank fire. And
killing people. This army which claims to be working at the
pinpoint, with sophisticated equipment is now killing civilians.
It's clear their decision as to kill as many civilians as possible hoping
that Palestinians will turn against each other, which is impossible
because every Palestinian today has a problem with Israel after all
these killings. The elimination of 30 families. We have to leave it
there but the Israeli counterargument what you've just
said is they are protecting the rights of the Israelis against
attack, but, for now, thank you for your time. We have to be it there,
I'm afraid. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa
continues to spread. Medical charities are now warning it
will likely last until the end In the latest development, Liberia
has announced it will close all schools across the country as part
of a new anti-Ebola action plan. Several West African airlines have
now stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concerns
about the spread of the disease. The virus has claimed hundreds
of lives across the region, so what are the symptoms and how
many people have died so far? The virus causes internal bleeding
and organ failure It is spread person to person
through direct contact. Its symptoms include bleeding,
diarrhoea and vomiting. The first reported cases of Ebola
were in Guinea in March, with many of the initial infections
reported in the town of Gueckedou 427 cases have lead to at least 310
deaths across the country. The virus has also spread to Liberia
where it has killed And it has spread to Sierra Leone
where more than 220 people have And now, Nigeria has confirmed
a death from the deadly virus. Our Global Health Correspondent
Tulip Mazumdar has been to the affected area of Gueckadou
in South East Guinea. The latest and one
of the youngest victims of Ebola. Wrapped in layers
of plastic bags is the tiny body His family are too scared to attend
his burial, so he is carefully laid Adele looked after baby Faya
in his final moments. I was there with him just
before he died. I stepped away just
for a short break but then I was At times,
I would just go outside and cry. The virus is extremely contagious so
they seal themselves in suits where Samples from sick patients are sent
to this makeshift diagnostics lab. British scientists are
among those testing for Ebola. It's spread
in a very specific manner. Mainly by close contact with patient
fluids, bloods and, in the end stages, particularly with bodily
secretions, saliva and sweat. And having that in your head while
you're dealing with these samples In remote villages, devastated
by Ebola, the fear is palpable. And that fear is helping spread
the virus. Some people think medics are
actually bringing Ebola here. Others simply don't believe
the virus exists. A few days ago,
health workers couldn't even get into this village, but they have
made a breakthrough here today. People are bringing out
their sick relatives, and they are agreeing to be checked
over for symptoms of Ebola. There is no cure for this virus
but it's not When I was sick, it was very, very
difficult for me to eat, to wake up. Another Ebola survivor has come
to see his little sister. Initial tests
for Marion have come back negative. Their mother also has the virus
and may not survive. She, like many others, is infected,
isolated He's the Director for
Health Protection with Thank you for joining us. Great
alarm seeing those figures in the report. Are we right to be alarmed
thinking about this disease spreading to the UK or Europe? Of
course we are concerned about the outbreak in the three main countries
concerned in West Africa. So we are doing two things within Public
Health England, working across colleagues -- working with
colleagues in Government. We are doing all we can to support the
response in Africa. It is important to get the outbreak is controlled as
possible and end up with that concluding and there being no
further cases. The risk that we assessed the UK does remain low. So
we do not expect to have cases of Ebola virus in the UK or Europe. But
it is not impossible and we're making sure that all for
identifying, what we have got in place, people who may have symptoms
of an unknown infection, we must get those tests in place but the
assessment of risk is low in the UK. There has never been an outbreak of
the disease in Europe? That is correct. There has never been a case
from an outbreak in Africa imported into the UK or Europe. That is a
very important fact to bear in mind. Even if we saw a case in the UK, we
would be... We're going not expecting an outbreak. If we see
anything, it will be with someone who comes back to the UK with the
virus and we treat that in the UK. Let's talk about that. You read the
headlines surrounding the disease and that it is not curable, a quick
death, sometimes within 24 hours, what other symptoms and what happens
in it? Incubation, the time from point of infection to getting
symptoms can be from two days up to three weeks. So there is a
significant length of time with which people might be harbouring the
disease. What symptoms? Initially, fever, malaise, headache, generally
feeling unwell. It is in the later stages of the disease that people
get diarrhoea and formatting and bleeding, which can in so many cases
cause the death of the individual. It is not until the stages where the
disease is infectious and transmitted, mostly by direct
contact with the bodily fluids of someone in the severe stages of the
disease or after the death. That is why with infection control
arrangements in place in the UK, even if we do get a case coming in
from Africa, we would be unlikely to see the spread of that. But we are
giving the advice that if you have been to one of those three
countries, Ciera Le?n, Guinea Liberia, and particularly in one of
the areas where the outbreak is ongoing, and you have retirement and
have any of those symptoms of fever within three weeks of coming back,
seek medical advice quickly and the doctor must you see will trigger the
right assessment. -- Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
Now a look at some of the days other news.
Rescue workers are digging through piles of mud and rubble to try
and reach survivors of a landslide in western India.
Officials say 17 bodies have been recovered so far, but more than
A suicide bomber has killed at least six people at a university in
The blast happened as a large crowd of students gathered to check
It's the fifth attack in Kano since Sunday.
The last surviving member of the US air crew that dropped
an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia, aged 93.
Theodore Van Kirk, also known as Dutch,
was 24 when he became the navigator of the Enola Gay - the aircraft that
It killed an estimated 140,000 people.
The Bank of England has announced some of the toughest restrictions on
Bankers will be forced to return their bonuses - up to seven years
after they were awarded - if found guilty of misconduct.
The measures follow the financial crisis of 2008
Our economics correspondent Simon Jack has the details.
For successful bankers, big bonus cheques have come to be expected.
But after the financial crisis, a string of scandals and public anger,
from January next year, future cheques may end up going back.
So let's say it has been a great year,
I cannot spend it yet, but within three or five years, I can spend
But under the new rules, up to seven years after my bonus, I might have
Barclays set aside another ?900 million today compensate people
mis-sold payment protection insurance, a timely reminder
that misconduct can take many years to uncover and why these
We now have the toughest regime in banking pay
Bankers are paid less here than they are compared to New York,
Ultimately, this could have an impact on the competitiveness
of London as a financial centre and the jobs and tax paid here.
There are also proposals which could see bankers jailed.
One former investment banker, who now writes about the City,
This is a really very bold package of measures.
First of all, it raises the spectre of criminal sanction.
Secondly, it hits bankers in their pockets.
Thirdly, it defines everyone's rules very clearly so that regulators know
I suppose one other point to make is that
if bankers really do run offshore, as they are threatening to do
in the event of these rules coming in, it is a terrible indictment
Recklessness, interest rate rigging, money laundering, mis-selling.
These scandals have cost the City its reputation,
and taxpayers and shareholders hundreds of billions of pounds.
It is hoped these tough new rules will change the culture
of the people working right here in the heart of banking.
Imagine every single banker taking a lawyer, bringing him to court.
I mean, you would have to think through the methodology
They want to go back seven years, right?
Yearly would definitely be the way forward,
They?re not accountable for the way they behave and you
So, yeah, I would support that move, for sure.
The bonus party might not quite be over, but some
of the champagne may have to go back on ice for a little while longer.
They could be the answer to road rage - driverless
cars, which could be on our roads from as early as next year.
Up to now, concerns about legal and insurance issues have stopped
their arrival, and motoring organisations continue to say that
British drivers will be wary of letting a computer take control.
Rory Cellan-Jones has been along for a driverless ride.
On a motor industry test track, a car is being put through
its paces, but the driver has taken his hands off the wheel
A sophisticated GPS system is guiding the car around the track.
This is one of a number of driverless car experiments
And now the Government wants to see the
Now this car is being tested in a very controlled environment.
But from next year, more advanced vehicles with lots
of sensors on-board will be allowed out onto the road.
And then we will see how the Great British public reacts to
The Government's original plan was to allow driverless cars
Now there will be a review of road regulations and a competition,
with towns bidding to be pilot areas for the new technology.
Car technology continues to evolve, but how do drivers visiting this
motor museum view the prospect of vehicles
Things can go wrong with computers, and when they do, you're going to
Do not like the idea of it, to be honest.
I feel a bit more safe if I am actually controlling what I
I would love to have a driverless car.
I do a lot of travelling for work and the thought
of getting into a car and it taking me to work is just the best.
This research is looking at how groups of self-driving cars
But the Government hopes today's moves will help Britain become
Just time to bring you these pictures from Eastbourne
in southern England, where a fire has broken out.
As we speak, fire crews are battling to save it.
It began this afternoon in an amusement arcade and spread to
the pier, which is a two-storey structure that dates from 1870.
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seeing most of the showers. They might looks for many is if it will
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