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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UN chief to hold talks with Egyptian President

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Egypt tomorrow for talks with the Egyptian President and other officials, Reuters reported, citing the country's Foreign Ministry.

The ministry did not give details of his planned discussions, only saying he would talk about regional issues.

Egypt is negotiating a truce over Gaza and President Mohamed Mursi, who Ban is due to meet on Tuesday, has said there are "some indications" a deal could be reached soon.

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