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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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Tony Blair meets Palestinian president over Gaza conflict

Mideast quartet envoy Tony Blair (L) in talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah Credit: Reuters

The Middle East Envoy is holding talks with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah about the Israeli-Hamas conflict.

Earlier, Mr Blair met the Israeli President Shimon Peres.

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