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  7/21/2014, Tammuz 23, 5774

Truce Efforts Intensify as Kerry, Ban Head to Cairo

World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in and around Gaza stepped up a gear on Monday as the top United States diplomat and the United Nations chief both headed to Egypt, which brokered a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in 2012. Efforts are being made for a truce based on the 2012 document.