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Violin from Titanic is sold for $1.6 million


LONDON — A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic before the ship sank was auctioned for more than $1.6 million Saturday, a figure which one collector said may never be beaten. The sea-corroded instrument is thought to have belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley, who was among the victims. His band reportedly played on the ship’s deck until the final hour.


Girl may return, but not her family

PARIS — Under fire from the far left and members of his own party, President Francois Hollande said a teen who was detained in front of classmates and expelled as an illegal immigrant can return to France. But the rest of the family cannot come with her. Leonarda Dibrani, 15, said she would not return without her family, who are Roma, or Gypsies.


Suicide bomb kills 13 in restaurant

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MOGADISHU — A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a small but crowded restaurant in a city north of the capital Saturday, killing himself and at least 12 others, police said. Mohamed Abdi, a senior Somali police official, said the attack in the city of Beledweyne, about 210 north of Mogadishu, also wounded at least 10 others.

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