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In brief: Cocaine plane bodies found

divers have recovered "fragmented pieces of human remains" from a lake where police have been finding bundles of cocaine since a plane crashed into the lake.

New Mexico State police spokesman Lt Eric Garcia said he did not know if the remains belonged to more than one person or if there were more remains in the lake.

Garcia said the small plane, the pilot and any passengers had not been identified.

Dive team members were working 100ft below the surface.



Judge fumes at cigs convict

A judge who freed a woman from jail so she could get a heart transplant is fuming after learning she has yet to be accepted for treatment because of her smoking.

Judge Francis Ricigliano told 47-year-old Diane McCloud in New York she was getting one more chance.

McCloud was released in January from a 15-month petty larceny sentence.

Her doctor told the district attorney's office that she refused to stop smoking and missed several appointments and drug tests.



Three killed as buses bombed

twin bomb attacks against Pakistan navy buses have killed three people and wounded more than 50 others.

Police say the blasts took place roughly 15 minutes apart in different areas of Karachi.

The first attack was apparently carried out by a man riding a motorcycle.

Islamist militants seeking to overthrow the government or a halt in army offensives against their safe havens often attack security forces.



'I'll reveal truth about Palin'

Levi Johnston, who fathered a child with the daughter of former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is writing a revealing book about the controversial Republican and her family.

Johnston said his book, Deer In The Headlights: My Life In Sarah Palin's Crosshairs, would "tell the truth'.

Johnston (20) fathered a child with the former Alaska governor's daughter Bristol Palin when they were teenagers. The couple broke up after the birth of their son Tripp.


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