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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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Hague calls on Hamas to 'cease attacks immediately'

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the British Government "deeply regrets" the conflict between Hamas and Israel.

Mr Hague added that "Hamas bears principle responsibility" for the crisis and called for them to "cease attacks immediately".

In a speech at the Foreign Office, Mr Hague said it was "imperative to avoid an escalation of violence" in the region.

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