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Suicide Blast on Bus After Summit Kills 7

A suicide bomber killed at least seven passengers aboard a city bus at dawn today, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas met for the first top-level talks between their peoples in 31 months of incessant fighting. The two statesmen debated privately for nearly three hours, but their fledgling attempts to broker peace were undermined by shooting attacks and bombings in the Palestinian territories and Jerusalem. Between sunset and sunrise, at least 11 people died and 20 were wounded in three suicide attacks. Against this belligerent backdrop, the prime ministers’ summit marked a return to negotiations that faded away in September 2000. Full Story

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