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Duty Editor: Jitendra Joshi

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-- TOP STORIES --

+ Suspects deny Canada train plot in court debut

+ Many feared dead as Bangladesh tower collapses

+ Apple earnings fall for first time in a decade

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TORONTO

Two foreign nationals arrested on suspicion of what police say was an Al-Qaeda-backed plot to derail a Canadian passenger train reject the charges as they make their first court appearances.

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SAVAR, Bangladesh

At least three people are killed and many more are feared dead after an eight-storey building housing a market collapses on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, rescue officials say.

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SAN FRANCISCO

Apple's quarterly profit dips for the first time in nearly a decade as it squeezes less money from its champions in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets.

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-- ASIA --

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SEOUL

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone goes on sale this week, as the South Korean giant seeks to cement its lead over faltering rival Apple and sustain its own growth in an increasingly saturated market.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Southeast Asian leaders meet in Brunei hoping to heal wounds from damaging infighting over China, while seeking to build momentum towards groundbreaking economic partnerships.

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PARIS

French President Francois Hollande, accompanied by a high-powered business delegation, starts a two-day visit to China Thursday with trade rather than geopolitics at the top of the agenda.

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-- AMERICAS --

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BOSTON, Massachusetts

Muslims at the Boston mosque attended by the two marathon bombing suspects want to make one thing clear: the Tsarnaev brothers' attack has nothing to do with American Islam preached there.

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DALLAS, Texas

President Barack Obama spent years trying to bury the White House legacy of George W. Bush. Now, he is coming to Texas to praise him.

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WASHINGTON

Hackers spook markets after breaking into the Associated Press's Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House.

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-- MIDDLE EAST --

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BRUSSELS

An Israeli allegation that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebel fighters takes US officials by surprise, as inside the country rebels battle regime and Hezbollah forces.

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TRIPOLI

France promises that those behind a devastating car bomb attack on its embassy in Libya that wounded a girl living nearby and two guards, one of them seriously, will pay.

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-- EUROPE --

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ROME

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano prepares to unveil his nomination for prime minister to end a two-month deadlock on forming a new government that has stalled reforms and set off alarm bells around Europe.

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KIROV, Russia

Alexei Navalny, the crowd-rousing Russian protest leader, goes back on trial on embezzlement charges that he claims were ordered by President Vladimir Putin to foil a dangerous political rival.

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-- AFRICA --

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KANO, Nigeria

Rescue workers struggle to reach a remote Nigerian town where the military is restricting access after fierce clashes killed 187 people, as a regional governor orders a massive relief effort following the "barbaric" violence.

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