Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal

Egypt has announced a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas that is set to begin at 7pm UK time. The announcement was made by the Egyptian foreign minister in Cairo alongside US Secretary if State Hillary Clinton.

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UN chief: Humanitarian law 'must be respected'

The United Nations chief has called on Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants to prevent an escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip

The Secretary-General calls for an immediate de-escalation of tensions. Both sides should do everything to avoid further escalation and they must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians at all times

– Martin Nesirky, United Nations spokesman

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