Gaza truce talks face new midnight deadline

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo faced a new midnight deadline on Tuesday to end the bloodshed in Gaza after agreeing overnight to extend an existing truce by 24 hours. News of the last-minute extension was confirmed by both sides shortly before a five-day ceasefire was to expire at midnight local time (9 p.m. Manila time). Egyptian mediators have been pushing both sides to put a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed in Gaza, which has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and 67 on the Israeli side.

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