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Girl (14) in bid to join jihad

A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home.

The Paris prosecutor's office said the girl from Quimper, in Brittany, risks up to five years in a juvenile prison if the investigation leads to an indictment and conviction.

The girl, not named, was in contact with two other teens, aged 15 and 17, all allegedly planning together to travel abroad to join a jihadi group - even though they live in different regions of France.

Hindenburg survivor dies

Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92.

Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the hydrogen-filled Zeppelin caught fire and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. The disaster was captured by film crews and a radio broadcaster, making it one of history's most iconic air accidents.

Luck and quick thinking meant Franz was able to jump out of the Hindenburg as it fell to the ground.

Chelsea quits $600k job

Chelsea Clinton said she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.

Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organisations doing public- spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year.

Poles block minister's plane

Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace, drawing an angry response from Moscow. The incident came at a time of tension between the two countries because of Russia's support for separatists in Ukraine.

The Russian Tu-154 plane was carrying Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu home from Slovakia when it was barred from Polish airspace.


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