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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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Kerry urges Hamas to seek peace negotiations

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Hamas to seek peace negotiations based on an Egyptian truce proposal that the militant group previously rejected.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo. Credit: REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool

Following a meeting with Egypt's president, Kerry said he had constructive talks with top Egyptian officials in a bid to end fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Kerry said he would keep working towards a ceasefire in coming days.

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