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Clear but with a band of rain heading north tomorrow

As we head overnight we are still at risk of seeing a few showers in western parts of the country, but for most of us it will be dry with clear skies. However it is looking fairly unsettled on Friday. We have got a band of rain, pushing its way into the tip of Cornwall, before moving into Wales and Northern England with persistent downpours.

White House: Bombing UN Gaza facility 'indefensible'

A White House spokesman has said the shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week by the Israeli military was "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."

The spokesman said: "The shelling of a UN facility that is housing innocent civilians who are fleeing violence is totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."

Read: Israel to investigate deadly shelling of Gaza UN school

Israeli forces call up 16,000 fresh reservists

The Israeli military called up 16,000 fresh reservists as it moved to intensify its military operation in and around Gaza. The priority has been to destroy the network of tunnels dug by Hamas from which to attack Israel.

ITV News Middle East correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from Tel Aviv:

Read: Israel to investigate deadly shelling of Gaza UN school


US sending 50 experts to Africa to combat Ebola

The United States sending 50 disease experts to West Africa over the next 30 days in a bid to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The country has also issued a travel warning for three of the countries hit by the outbreak, The Associated Press reported.


BREAKING: United States issues travel warning for 3 African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.

Non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was discouraged by the CDC.

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