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Another royal photobomb as William surprises Hoy

The Duke of Cambridge has become the latest royal to photobomb at the Commonwealth Games after stepping behind a picture of former cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

The Queen appeared in the background as the Australian hockey team posed for a photo, while Prince Harry was snapped with his thumbs up behind New Zealand rugby officials yesterday.

Watch: William and Harry show off their football skills

Report: Israel and Hamas agree ceasefire 'in principle'

A ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Hamas "in principle", Israel's Channel Two television said, citing an unnamed Israeli official.

Read: Israeli TV says 'all parties agree to Gaza ceasefire'

The report, which has not been confirmed by either the Israeli military or Hamas, said the sides had not agreed on how long the truce would last, but that the reported deal had been brokered by Egypt.

Identifying MH17 victims 'will take months'

Identifying the victims from the MH17 crash disaster will likely take months, according to one the British investigators working in Holland.

Detective Inspector Howard Way of the Metropolitan Police told ITV News: "There is 80 children amongst the deceased, so yes it's difficult for the people working in the mortuary and also the people working with the families."

Israeli army video shows ground and air attacks in Gaza

The Israeli army released video showing a range of ground and air attacks they have carried out in Gaza over the past 24 hours, on what they say are "Hamas targets".

Read: Israeli bombardment flattens buildings across Gaza

The targets included the home and office of a Hamas leader, as well as two television stations, the army said.

Hamas said its broadcast outlets Al-Asqa TV and Al-Aqsa Radio where hit by Israeli airstrikes, which health officials say have killed more than 100 people today alone.

More than 1,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and some 50 Israelis have been killed since the violence began nearly three weeks ago.

More: Funerals held for Palestinians following bombardment

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Israeli bombardment flattens buildings across Gaza

A Palestinian man reacts as rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.
A Palestinian man reacts as rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Credit: Reuters

In what health officials in Palestine have called the heaviest day of bombardments from Israel yet, buildings across Gaza have been flattened and at least 100 people have been killed.

Read: Health officials say at least 100 Palestinians killed in Gaza today

A Palestinian man searches for victims under the rubble of a house in Rafah, in the southern Gaza strip.
A Palestinian man searches for victims under the rubble of a house in Rafah, in the southern Gaza strip. Credit: Reuters

The Israeli military intensified attacks after 10 Israeli soldiers died in cross border attacks yesterday, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a long conflict.

Watch: Israeli military says 'we have no choice' but to attack Hamas

A Palestinian man reacts as people search for victims under the rubble of a house, which witnesses said as destroyed by an Israeli airstrike.
A Palestinian man reacts as people search for victims under the rubble of a house, which witnesses said as destroyed by an Israeli airstrike. Credit: Reuters

Watch: Huge explosions in Gaza as Israel escalates offensive

Kerry: Russian separatists 'disrespect human decency'

Pro-Russian separatists are showing "an appalling disrespect for human decency" in carrying on fighting close to the MH17 crash site, US secretary of state John Kerry has said.

John Kerry has accused Russian separatists of having an appalling lack of decency.
John Kerry has accused Russian separatists of having an appalling lack of decency. Credit: Reuters

Speaking at a press conference with the Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin, he said: "The fact that not all the remains of the victims of the Malaysian Airlines disaster in Ukraine had yet been recovered had placed "an unsupportable burden on families."

He added that Russian president Vladimir Putin had a choice about whether he choice about whether he could make a difference.

"It's absolutely important that separatists stand back to allow access to the site," he said. "It is 10 days since the crash and investigators have still not received full, unfettered access to the crash site. They have no way of collecting debris."

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