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Revenge attack after bombing

A BOMB hidden at an apartment killed an ethnic Albanian man and wounded two of his children in an area of northern Kosovo that has long been a flashpoint of tension between Serbs and Albanians, police said.

In apparent retaliation for the killing, three unidentified assailants beat up a 66-year-old Serb man, officials said.

Samuel Zbogar, the top European Union official in Kosovo, called for calm. Citizens must "leave the matter in the hands of the police", Mr Zbogar said.



Streetcars may return to LA

Half a century after the last of the Pacific Electric Red Cars rumbled through Los Angeles, a move has begun to return streetcars to the city centre.

The city settled on a route and began an environmental review last month with hopes of opening in 2016.

The $110m (¤85m)project would feature futuristic street cars running on historic paths, where the celebrated Red Cars ran until they gave way to freeways in the 1960s.



Bum-injection woman on trial

A woman accused of illegally injecting toxic substances into women's buttocks as an enhancement procedure has pleaded not guilty.

Oneal Ron Morris sent a written plea of not guilty to a Broward County judge in South Florida, it was reported.

She faces unlicensed practice of medicine and related charges.

Morris, who police say was born a man and identifies as a woman, was arrested in November on similar charges in Miami-Dade County.



Nine trapped in mine drama

Peru has appealed to mining companies for heavy equipment and experts to help free nine miners trapped for four days in an informal copper mine.

Several dozen rescue workers have been using picks and shovels to try to remove 26ft of collapsed earth and rock blocking the entrance of the mine, 175 miles southeast of Lima.

Firefighters have fashioned wooden beams to support the debris removal but their relatively crude efforts prompted Mining Minister Jorge Merino to appeal for help.


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