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JERUSALEM (AP) — A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Two Israelis and one attacker were killed.
Chinese imports plunged by more than a fifth last month, official figures showed Tuesday, as slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy wreaks havoc on global commodities prices and the country's own customers. September imports sank 20.4 percent to $145.2 billion in dollar terms, the customs department said -- worse than forecast in a survey of economists by Bloomberg News. Purchases of several bulk commodities "exhibited an increase in volume and a fall in price", Customs department spokesman Huang Songping told reporters, citing oil, coal and copper costs among the biggest losers.