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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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US reaffirms Israel's right to decide on ground force action

Asked whether the United States was concerned that Israeli ground forces would enter Gaza in response to militant rocket attacks, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor, told reporters:

Ultimately it's up to the Israeli government to make determinations about how they're going to carry out their military objectives.

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