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80 arrests as Israel searches for missing students...Pakistan strikes back after airport siege

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's search for three teenagers, including an American, missing in the West Bank has resulted in the arrest of around 80 Palestinians, including members of the militant group Hamas. The trio is believed to have been abducted in the territory while hitchhiking home. Israel holds the Palestinian Authority responsible, but the self-rule government rejects the assertion.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets retaliated for a militant siege at Karachi's airport by pounding insurgent hideouts in the country's northwest. Military officials say the strikes killed dozens of militants believed responsible for the airport siege that killed 36 people, including 10 attackers. There are conflicting accounts of the number of insurgents killed in Sunday's air strikes.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says a roadside bomb a day after the presidential runoff election has killed 11 people, including election monitors in the country's north. A provincial spokesman says a minibus hit an IED the night before, with the blast killing six women, one child and four men. The Taliban had warned people not to participate in the vote.

NEW CASTLE, Colo. (AP) — An Associated Press review fi finds four in 10 new oil and gas wells near high risk areas like national forests and fragile watersheds go uninspected. The review finds the Bureau of Land management is having trouble keeping up with the boom in a new drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. A former BLM field officer calls it "a disaster waiting to happen."

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuter rail workers are making their way back to work in Philadelphia after President Barack Obama intervened in their strike by creating an emergency board to mediate the dispute. The strike shut down 13 train lines that carry commuters from Philadelphia to the suburbs, Philadelphia International Airport and New Jersey.

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