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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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Charity's warning over children's plight in Gaza

Hundreds of thousands of children are trapped in houses in Gaza facing prolonged power cuts and depleting supplies of food and water, according to Save the Children.

The charity has called for an immediate end to the conflict between Israel and Gaza as fears grow that the situation will have a devastating affect on children who make up nearly half the 1.7 million population of the Gaza Strip.

It is a dangerous and terrifying time for children, who make up nearly half the population of the Gaza Strip.

Most families have been trapped at home for four days, unable to leave to find basic supplies.

With so many children already malnourished and suffering from anaemia, the impact on children's health is potentially devastating.

– Osama Damo, from Save the Children's team in Gaza

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