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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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Arab League back Egypt truce efforts over Gaza

Arab ministers gave their backing on Saturday to Egyptian efforts to secure a truce that would end Israel's offensive on Gaza, said a statement after an Arab League meeting in Cairo.

It said Arab foreign ministers would form a delegation to travel to the Palestinian enclave in a show of support.

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby told reporters he would lead the delegation and that the trip was expected to take place in the next "one or two days".

The statement condemned what it called Israeli "aggression".

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