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The British pound rallied briefly Thursday on brighter-than-expected economic growth data, while eurozone stock markets sagged amid a dearth of news from the region. Sterling bounced after official data showed that Britain's economy grew by 0.5 percent in the three months following the country's referendum in favour of exiting the European Union. "The GDP data initially boosted the pound which had a negative impact on the FTSE and pushed it into the red," Oanda analyst Craig Erlam told AFP.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some patients facing a yearslong wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces east of Mosul probed a network of underground tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village recently retaken from the Islamic State group as their allies battled the militants in a push toward the city from the south.