Hague: 'Strong efforts' underway to agree ceasefire

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, says Egypt is making "strong efforts" to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.

Speaking in Brussels Mr Hague said a clear message was also needed from the whole of the European Union to bring an end to the violence.

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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.