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Urgent drive for Gaza ceasefire

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The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, says she hopes there will be a ceasefire in Gaza "very, very soon".

Hamas has rejected Israel's conditions for a truce, but diplomatic activity has intensified with high-level talks in Washington and Egypt.

On the ground, rockets are still being fired into Israel and the Israeli bombardment continues.

Paul Wood reports.

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