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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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Obama: US is 'fully supportive' of Israel's action in Gaza

President Obama has said that the US are "fully supportive" of Israel's right to defend itself from missiles being launched from Gaza.

Speaking at a news conference during a visit to Thailand, Mr Obama said "no country on earth would tolerate missiles raining down" on its people.

He added: "If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track is going to be pushed off way into the future".

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