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UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at...full story
updated 2014-07-28 01:01 PM
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UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire
By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press

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