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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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Blair: Escalation of Gaza conflict will affect the whole region

Tony Blair said Gaza militants must stop firing rockets at Israel to halt inevitable retaliation. Credit: ITV News

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has told ITV News an escalation in the Gaza conflict will have an impact "right across the whole of the region."

The Middle East peace envoy said: "If this carries on escalating, it's going to have an impact not just on Gaza and Israel and the Palestinian territories, but right across the whole of the region. And the last thing this region needs at this moment in time is more upheaval."

You can watch Julie Etchingham's interview with Tony Blair on ITV News at Ten.

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