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Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27b for 'Hustle' fraud

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp to pay a $1.27 billion (£750.75 million) penalty for fraud over shoddy mortgages sold by...

Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading...

US House passes $17b veterans healthcare bill

The U. S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $17 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal‑plagued Veterans Affairs...

Liberia shuts schools in battle against Ebola

Liberia announced Wednesday it was shutting all schools and placing "non‑essential" government workers on 30 days' leave in a bid to...

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that...

Hamas releases video said to show operation inside Israel

The Ezzedine Al‑Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamist group Hamas, released a video said to show an attack via a tunnel on a military base...

Israeli criticism of Kerry 'offensive, absurd' - US

Amid the escalating death toll in Gaza, US officials finally sharpened their tone Wednesday condemning an attack on a UN school as patience with...

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

Savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza as the conflict enters its fourth week. A U. N. aid agency spokesman says Israeli tank...