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  Gaza War Rages Despite Hamas, Israel Truce Pledges
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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip; Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent truce as the sides remain far apart on their terms.

 
  Hamas Agrees To 24-hour Holiday Truce In Gaza War
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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, July 27: Hamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.

 
  Gaza Militants Launch Big Rocket Salvo At Israel
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    JERUSALEM, July 27: Palestinian militants have launched a big rocket salvo at Israel, endangering a unilateral cease-fire.

The Israeli military says seven rockets were fired at southern Israel early Sunday. It says two were downed by Israel´s Iron Dome air defense system and five fell in open areas.

 
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  Malaysian Prime Minister To Travel To Netherlands
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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia,July 26:  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.

Najib said in a statement Saturday that he and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will discuss securing full access to the crash site and whether Malaysian pathologists can be of assistance in "expediting the process of identifying the human remains."

 
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