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Man remanded on knife attack

A man charged over a knife attack which left a Dublin woman fighting for her life, has been further remanded in custody.

Creche worker Rose Kenny (46) sustained wounds to her neck and stomach on September 23 last near her home at School Street Flats, in Dublin. She was rushed to St James's Hospital where she was put into intensive care.

Denis Leahy (48), from Dublin but of no fixed abode, was charged the following day but did not apply for bail.

32 die in Syria school bombs

Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 32 people, including 10 children.

The bombs went off in the city of Homs, in a neighborhood dominated by minority Alawities, a Shiite offshoot sect that President Bashar Assad also belongs to. It was one of the deadliest strikes to hit the government-controlled area in months.

The blasts occurred just as the children were leaving at the end of class at the Ekremah al-Makhzoumi elementary school, according to an official with the Homs governorate.

Poland wants more US troops

Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater US military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the US-Polish relationship even more important.

Speaking at her inauguration, Ewa Kopacz promised to take a "pragmatic" approach to Ukraine but said she would not agree to a change in Europe's borders by force, as happened in Crimea.

Troops charged with 22 murders

Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.

The announcement was another step in dismantling the official version of the June 30 confrontation, which came under question almost immediately because of the lopsided outcome. Only one soldier was injured.

A witness said most of the deaths happened after the suspects had surrendered following an initial firefight.