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Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza as air strikes continue

Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza with residents reporting heavy shelling in the area.

Palestinian health officials say 27 Palestinians, including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman, have been killed since Israel sent ground forces into the densely-populated strip of 1.8 million Palestinians.

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Hague to speak to Palestine leader over Gaza crisis

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to speak to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, after reports emerged that 120 people had been killed since the Israeli airstrike began on Tuesday.

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