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Hammond calls for Gaza ceasefire
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has blamed the latest fighting on Hamas (AP)

Hammond calls for Gaza ceasefire

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as he joined international diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza amid growing concern at the rising civilian death toll.

World news

Israel bombards the Gaza Strip

Israel bombards the Gaza Strip

Israeli tanks and warplanes have bombarded the Gaza Strip, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of US efforts to reach a ceasefire.

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Glasgow roars Games approval

Glasgow roars Games approval

They cheered for teams fresh from two-week trips on post office ships, and the microscopic populations of tide-lapped Pacific atolls, but the biggest roar of the night was reserved for the Queen who declared open the Commonwealth Games deep in the green-hooped half of Glasgow.

Business news

Car parts firm in administration

Car parts firm in administration

Unipart Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.

Technology news

Future fridges 'send milk alerts'

Future fridges 'send milk alerts'

The refrigerator could let people know remotely when they are running low on milk as part of the rapid advance of the internet, a university expert said.

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