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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Obama reiterates Israeli support in Gaza conflict

President Obama has reiterated his support for Israel amid the latest Gaza attacks in conversations with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House press secretary Jay Carney has said.

Mr Carney said acts of violence by Hamas were counter-productive if they sought to have the best interests of the Palestinian people.

Attacking Israel on a "near daily basis" does nothing to help their cause, he said.

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