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Now to the fragile truce between Israel and Hamas. The fighting may have stopped but a lot of work needs to be done for the cease-fire to last. In Cairo, talks are underway mediated by Egypt, on key issues such as easing the blockade of Gaza.

In Gaza, everyone's a politician. Even the weather-beaten men who make their living from the sea. On Tuesday, Abu Wassim — a 40-year-old fisherman — was happily loading two large sea bass into the back of his jeep. Just over six years ago, Wassim and his fellow Gaza fishermen were banned by the Israelis from fishing beyond three miles off shore. Israel has now extended their fishing zone to six miles as part of the ceasefire agreement. The fishermen say venturing into the expanded zone is hazardous, and that Israeli's have already fired warning shots at them.

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We turn now to Ireland and a controversy over a young Indian woman there, who died after being refused an abortion in a hospital.

As NPR's Philip Reeves reports, her case is reigniting debate over the near total ban on abortions in Ireland.

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