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In Brief: Afghan troops shoot bomber

AFGHAN security forces shot dead at least one would-be suicide bomber yesterday in a high-security area of Kabul, home to government departments and diplomatic missions, police said.

The attack, one of four in Afghanistan early yesterday, happened near a construction site that was stormed by Taliban gunmen last April.

The would-be bomber was carrying a gun and wearing an explosive vest when he was shot said Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi.


Police chief dies in road

POLICE in Jamaica say one of the force's former deputy superintendents was killed by gunmen outside his home yesterday morning.

Witnesses said Denzil Boyd (63) was talking with two men when shots rang out, and relatives found him lying in the road. He was declared dead at hospital.


'Grand canyon' seen under sea

AN underwater "grand canyon" has been captured in state-of-the-art images by a British navy survey ship.

HMS Enterprise discovered the 250m-deep canyon in the Red Sea during a mission to improve understanding of the waters east of Suez.

The 3D images were created using the ship's multi-beam echo sounder.


Warning as storms hit US

A SECOND major winter storm is bearing down on the US, threatening heavy snow and tornadoes.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for much of Kansas.

The storm could leave up to 15 inches of snow in some sections of Texas and Kansas and cause tornadoes tomorrow in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and Georgia.


Corrie Samia's off the ice rink

CORONATION Street star Samia Ghadie was voted off last night's Dancing On Ice.

The 30-year-old's routine for the show's props night saw her and partner Sylvain Longchambon dance to Roxette's The Look. Their prop for the night, a hair salon chair, was a nod to her role in the long-running soap.

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