World News Stories
31 July 2014 Last updated at 07:57 Former chairman Baroness Morgan was a close aide to Tony Blair The government is set to announce its choice for the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands. Whitehall sources suggest … Continue reading
31 July 2014 Last updated at 08:10 British Gas has reported a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather. Residential supply operating profit fell by a quarter to £265m, owner Centrica said. … Continue reading
31 July 2014 Last updated at 05:19 About 30 firefighters stayed at the scene of the blaze overnight Firefighters have spent the night at the scene of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier. About 80 firefighters tackled … Continue reading
31 July 2014 Last updated at 04:20 Union leader Lucy Moreton said her members were on the front line Border, immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people coming to the UK with possible cases of the Ebola … Continue reading
Talks in New York aimed at averting Argentina’s second default in 13 years have ended with bitter recriminations as Buenos Aires said it could not accept a deal with US hedge fund creditors it dismisses as “vultures”. Court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack … Continue reading
The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorise the … Continue reading
Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a significant push into the territory. Wednesday’s shelling of the Jabaliya refugee camp was the … Continue reading
The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, … Continue reading
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