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JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis, among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, have paid their respects to Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres as his body lay in state at the country's parliament on Thursday.
British mortgage approvals fell to their lowest level since November 2014 last month as the housing market continued to slow after June's vote to leave the European Union, Bank of England data showed on Thursday. Mortgage approvals for house purchases numbered 60,058 in August, down from 60,925 in July. Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast 60,150 mortgage approvals for August.