UN school in Gaza hit by shelling for second time

A United Nations school sheltering people who have fled Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has been hit by shelling from Israeli shelling, the UN said.

Fighting has now been raging for 16 days and has left more than 650 dead.

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Obama asks Kerry to mediate in Israel conflict

Barack Obama has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry to travel to the Middle East to help negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, Mr Kerry told CNN.

John Kerry will travel to the Middle East to try to negotiate a ceasefire. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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