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Syria rebels fracturing as the Free Syrian Army condemns jihadists

A new front is emerging in Syria’s war, as mainstream rebels come to blows with jihadists, endangering their common goal of ousting Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Ever since Al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) appeared on the battlefield, tensions between the Free Syrian Army (FSA)…

Gordon Brown admits ‘big mistake’ over banks

LONDON — Ex-prime minister Gordon Brown admitted that he made a “big mistake” in not seeking tighter regulations on banks in the lead up to the financial crisis. The former leader told a conference in the US that he had not fully appreciated how “entangled” the global financial system had…