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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 head: ministers to visit Gaza on Tuesday

A group of Arab foreign ministers will join the head of the Arab League in a visit to Gaza on Tuesday, to show solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli attack.

Officials told the Reuters news agency that Arab league ministers had called an earlier meeting about the Gaza mission.

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby told reporters in Cairo the visit would take place on Tuesday. A League source said Elaraby would lead the delegation.

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