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  • Hamas official says shooting won't affect truce

    November 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
  • Hamas cries victory; truce with Israel holds

    November 22, 2012 10:30 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza appears to be holding, and Hamas leaders are declaring victory. Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says "resistance fighters changed the rules of the game" in the eight-day exchange of fire with Israel and the threat... more »
  • Pope encourages cease-fire effort in Gaza conflict

    November 21, 2012 7:48 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict says he's praying for victims of the conflict between Israel and Gaza and gives his encouragement for efforts to obtain a cease-fire and negotiations. The pope told his weekly public audience today, that "hate and violence are not the solution for problems," receiving applause... more »
  • Baton Rouge to implement "BRAVE" crime fighting plan Play Video

    May 14, 2012 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge announced they are beginning to implement a new program to combat crime in the city called "BRAVE", short for "Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination." BRAVE is modeled after the "Cease Fire" program used in other cities. In the beginning it will focus... more »
  • Baton Rouge wants "Cease Fire" to curb crime

    October 10, 2011 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stopping crime before it happens could become a job for former criminals in Baton Rouge. It's called "Cease Fire", and the program is already in place in large cities like Chicago and New Orleans. It pays people, bad guys turned good, to walk the streets and... more »
  • Libyan rebels rejects AU cease-fire proposal

    April 11, 2011 12:21 PM

    BENGHAZI, Libya - The Libyan rebel council has rejected a cease-fire proposal presented by an African Union delegation because it did not provide for the departure of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his top associates. Council head Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, the country's former justice minister, said the initiative "did... more »

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