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24 Sep 2010 23:28:55 GMT
Source: Reuters

GAZA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The Israeli navy killed a Palestinian fisherman when it fired on his boat off Gaza, the territory’s Hamas administration said.

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Facing imminent battlefield defeat, Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels declared a unilateral cease-fire Sunday and called on the government to halt its offensive to spare the tens of thousands of civilians trapped by the fighting.

The government rejected the appeal and accused the rebels of playing for time as the military stands poised to rout them and end the separatist war that has plagued this Indian Ocean island nation for a quarter century.

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