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School carnage another contentious moment in Gaza

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By Dan Rivers: ITV News Correspondent

I am at a UN-run school in the Jebalya refugee camp - one of the most populated refugee camps on the Gaza strip.

Children look in at a destroyed classroom at the school.
Children look in at a destroyed classroom at the school. Credit: Reuters

Locals here say this place was hit by several rounds, just as they were preparing to pray before dawn. Two hit a classroom, while another hit a toilet block, causing utter carnage.

The Israeli military says it is investigating the incident, which comes just six days after another UN school in Beit Hanoun, which was hit by an errant Israeli shell last Thursday.

ITV News saw children in distress after a shell hit a UN school in Beit Hanoun last week.
ITV News saw children in distress after a shell hit a UN school in Beit Hanoun last week.

In that case, Israel later released video showing a shell exploding in an empty playground.

They maintain that no-one could have been killed in that explosion, but people we spoke to on the ground during that incident said that many, many people were killed and injured.

This again will be another very contentious incident in this war, a war which at this moment has no end in sight.

Read: ITV News witnesses aftermath of UN school shelling

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Cable: New bonus clawback plans a 'positive step'

New rules which could mean rule-breaking bankers having their bonuses taken away are a 'big positive step', said Business Secretary Vince Cable.

The regulations will make bankers operate 'more responsibly' he said.

Vince Cable welcomed the new rules on bank bonuses.
Vince Cable welcomed the new rules on bank bonuses.

" I don't think anyone would have a quarrel with this. We have suffered enormously from the collapse of the banking system. We need to have a system of penalties in place to make sure this doesn't happen again," Dr Cable added.

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Group of Britons leave Libya on board French boat

A group of UK nationals has left Libya on a French boat following the escalation in violence between rival militias in and around the capital, Tripoli.

"A small group of British nationals left Tripoli this morning on board a French frigate," a Foreign Office spokesperson said.

"Our advice remains that British nationals should leave by commercial means still available, and we are monitoring the situation and keeping our advice under constant review."

Read: Libya: Huge fire as rockets hit fuel tanks near Tripoli

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Driverless cars will be on UK roads in 'under 6 months'

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced today that new measures would see "fleets" of driverless cars take to Britain's roads "in less than six months”.

The Business Secretary said driverless cars would be on the roads in
The Business Secretary said driverless cars would be on the roads in Credit: PA

The Government plans to adapt road regulations, which requires changes to the Highway Code, to allow companies to start running trials of cars that do not need a human driver.

Cable said the satellite controlled vehicles are putting the nation "at the forefront of transformational technology" and believes the UK has the "potential to be a world leader in this field".

We will have vehicles which will have automatic parking, we can have automatic breaking which can reduce the risk of tailgating and things of that kind, so these features will gradually be built in.

The key point is that British satellite technology is now pretty advanced, we are now one of the leading countries in the world, and the British car manufacturing industry is very successful.

– Mr Cable

PM: Two-state solution beginning to look impossible

David Cameron says the "facts on the ground" are "beginning to make a two-state solution impossible" in the Middle East.

David Cameron pledged an additional £3 million to Gaza relief.
David Cameron pledged an additional £3 million to Gaza relief. Credit: PA

The Prime Minister announced an extra £3 million aid for Gaza today as he again called for an unconditional ceasefire to stop the conflict.

David Cameron said Britain had already given £7 million in aid but, questioned about the conflict at an event today, added the additional help was to "make sure the people in Gaza have the basic necessities of life, the food, the shelter and the assistance that they need".

He again repeated the call for both Israel and Hamas to put down their weapons - but blamed Hamas for breaking ceasefires.

"We should be very clear that we want an unconditional, immediate, humanitarian ceasefire that applies to everybody," he said.

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