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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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Israeli envoy 'holds Egypt ceasefire talks'

An Israeli envoy has held talks with Egyptian officials about a possible ceasefire in his country's offensive on Gaza, the Associated Press reported.

Palestinians walk amongst the rubble of destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Credit: REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

After arriving at Cairo's airport, the official was immediately taken to the talks with Egyptian authorities, local security officials said.

The Israeli official was not identified.

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