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Some drizzly rain, but fine and bright for most tomorrow

After heavy rain in the south-east earlier there will be a few more showers to end today and possibly some thunder.

There could be more thundery downpours overnight in the south-east but it should be mild and dry elsewhere.

Tomorrow morniing should see patchy rain in north-western England and northern Wales.

It should be fine and bright elsewhere, with highs of 26C or 27C in the south.

Watch the latest weather forecast with ITV News weather presenter Lucy Verasamy.

PM: Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country must prepare for a protracted conflict in the Gaza Strip, ending any hopes of a quick end to fighting that has cost over 1,000 lives.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Sellem Marc Israel/ABACA

In a televised statement, he said that any solution to the crisis would require the demilitarisation of the Palestinian territory - which is controlled by Hamas.

Read: Gaza hospital hit after ceasefire calls

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The West prepares for major new sanctions on Russia

by - Political Correspondent

There's been a real injection of steel into the West's approach to Russia today the most visible aspect of it that Nato exercise which will take place in Poland in October.

The Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary were in Warsaw today to announce that 1,300 British troops would be there - ostensibly to reassure eastern European allies, but, of course, there was a big message to Russia within that, that Nato will defend its borders.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in Warsaw today.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in Warsaw today.

The phone call between the Prime Minister, President Obama and the leaders of France, Germany and Italy today agreed that Russia had failed to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine and that the EU should move as swiftly as possible to major new sanctions.

That means tomorrow when there's a meeting on this in Brussels and the expectation is that much more substantial sanctions will come into place across broad sectors of the Russian economy.

Read: Russia: Sanctions 'will not achieve their goal'

Finally, a reminder tomorrow that, very sadly, this is about people as the relatives of victims of the MH17 crash visit Downing St.

Devastation in Gaza after attacks leave at least 10 dead

Explosions at a refugee camp and hospital in Gaza, which left at least 10 people dead including eight children, has brought further devastation to the region.

A Palestinian father at a hospital morgue in Gaza after his son was killed in an explosion.
A Palestinian father at a hospital morgue in Gaza after his son was killed in an explosion. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
A boy looks at a damaged car after an explosion at a public garden in Gaza.
A boy looks at a damaged car after an explosion at a public garden in Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
A Palestinian man cries after his son was killed during an explosion in Gaza.
A Palestinian man cries after his son was killed during an explosion in Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Watch: Eid celebrations cut short as bloodshed returns to Gaza

Mortar strikes in Israel 'leave at least four soldiers dead'

Mortar strikes in Israel have left at least four people - understood to be soldiers - dead, according to Israeli reports.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged tougher military action against Hamas after the attacks, as bloodshed in the Middle East conflict continues.

He also warned that Israel must be prepared for a protracted Gaza campaign.

Eid celebrations cut short as bloodshed returns to Gaza

Three separate rocket strikes in Gaza increased the death toll in the Middle East conflict with at least 10 dead after attacks on a refugee camp and hospital.

Hamas blamed Israel for the rocket strikes at the hospital Shifa and camp Shati, which left at least eight children dead. However, Israel claimed the attacks were down to misfiring Hamas rockets.

Eid celebrations in the region were cut short as despair and bloodshed returned in the Middle East.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports from Gaza:

Warning: This video contains distressing images

Read: Gaza hospital hit after ceasefire calls

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Russia 'preparing to deliver rocket launchers to rebels'

White House adviser Tony Blinken says there is evidence that Russia is preparing to deliver more powerful rocket launchers to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Western powers have accused pro-Russian rebels in the area of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with a rocket.

Read: MH17 black boxes show 'plane destroyed by shrapnel'

Israeli army 'kill five militants' who slipped into village

Palestinian gunmen slipped into Israel from the Gaza Strip and penetrated a village near the border before being repelled by the army, Israeli television said.

Five militants were killed in the attack, the TV station added.

Hamas said in a statement that their fighters had killed 10 Israeli soldiers in the incident before returning home safely.

Gaza hospital attack leaves 8 children and 2 adults dead

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers has tweeted:

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Being told 8 children 2 adults killed in the attack at Al-Shata hospital. Horrendous scenes there - raw emotion and blood in the streets.

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That info from Palestinian health ministry which says injured at least 25.

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