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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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Ban Ki-moon blames Israel for 'unacceptable' deaths

Ban Ki-moon spoke at a press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, right.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says "further escalation would be dangerous and tragic for the entire region. Civilian casualties are unacceptable under any circumstances."

Mr Ban is taking gentle swipes at Mr Netanyahu, blaming Israel for "unacceptable" civilian deaths."

He added: "The world is watching and waiting" for peace in Gaza."

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