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Obama speaks with Egypt's Morsi, lauds ceasefire efforts

President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, praising his efforts to help broker a ceasefire in the conflict flaring in the Middle East, the White House said.

 

Under the Egyptian-brokered agreement, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire after more than a week of fighting in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis. (Reuters)