Israel and Hamas agree 12-hour truce

Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire.


Tesco supermarketEnglish councils propose 'Tesco tax'

A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

Scales of justiceRape case stopped as judge 'asleep'

A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.

UK & Local News

BBC World Service

News and analysis in 27 languages

Languages continued (2 of 4)
Languages continued (3 of 4)
Languages continued (4 of 4)

Features

Analysis

  • Robert Peston newRobert Peston

    Farewell to the mother of all depressions


  • Kamal AhmedKamal Ahmed

    James Murdoch’s master plan comes closer to fruition


  • Hugh PymHugh Pym

    Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?


Elsewhere on the BBC

Market Data

Last Updated at 00:23 ET

Market index Current value Trend Variation % variation
Dow Jones 16960.57 Down -123.23 -0.72%
Nasdaq 4449.56 Down -22.54 -0.50%
S&P 500 1978.34 Down -9.64 -0.48%
FTSE 100 6791.55 Down -29.91 -0.44%
Dax 9644.01 Down -150.05 -1.53%
BBC Global 30 7181.42 Down -25.28 -0.35%

Programmes

BBC iPlayer
  • Newsnight: 24/07/2014Newsnight Watch

    Including the latest from Gaza, throwaway economies and Scotland.


  • Panorama: Drivers Who KillPanorama Watch

    Has a change to the driving laws seen our justice system go soft on dangerous driving?


  • Today: 25/07/2014Today Listen

    Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.