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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.
LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain's public finances continued to deteriorate in August after a weak start to the financial year, posing a challenge for Chancellor George Osborne as next year's national election approaches. The Office for National Statistics said public sector net borrowing, excluding state-controlled banks, totalled 11.6 billion pounds in August, up 6.1 percent from a year earlier, broadly in line with economists' expectations in a Reuters poll. Public borrowing for the tax year to date, excluding banks, was 45.4 billion pounds, 6. ...
Damascus (AFP) - The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the brutal jihadist group.