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Belfast tribute to Boston victims

More than 17,000 runners at today's Belfast marathon stood in silence in memory of the spectators killed in the Boston marathon.

The streets around City Hall fell silent for 30 seconds before the crowd burst into a round of applause before the first of the participants were waved off at the start of the 26.2 mile route.

Three people were killed and more than 200 injured in last month's attack at the finishing line in Boston.

15 dead after violent protests

At least 15 people have died in clashes between police and Islamic hardliners demanding that Bangladesh implement an anti-blasphemy law.

Police said eight people, including two policemen and a paramilitary soldier, were killed in clashes in Kanchpur just outside the capital, Dhaka. Another seven people died in Motijheel, a commercial area of Dhaka. The protesters blocked roads in the area with burning tyres and logs during more than five hours of clashes, television footage showed.

Journalists' two sons fatally shot

Two sons of a well-known journalism couple have been shot dead, authorities in a northern Mexico border state said.

Alfredo Paramo (21) and Diego Paramo (23) were followed by gunmen, intercepted at a junction and killed as they were driving home about 4am, Chihuahua state prosecutor's spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said.

They were the sons of financial journalist David Paramo of TV Azteca and Martha Gonzalez Nicholson, the editor of the newspaper Peso de Chihuahua.

10 killed in market attack

At least 10 people have been killed in an attack in north-east Nigeria that targeted a church and a local market.

It happened in Njilan, a village in Adamawa state, and police spokesman Muhammad Ibrahim said that six people had been killed in the market, while another four were killed around the church.

He could not give a motive for the attack, nor say whether police had any suspects.


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