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2 of 5 feet washed ashore in Canada from same body

Canada

2 of 5 feet found on shore from 1 body

Two of the five feet that have washed up on the shores of British Columbia over the past year belonged to the same person, but no identities have been determined in any of the cases, police said Thursday.

A spokeswoman said DNA testing determined that a left foot found in June came from the same male as a right foot found in February. She said police are reviewing missing persons files.

Authorities have said they have no reason to believe the cases were related or involved wrongdoing.

The first two feet washed ashore last summer, the third in February. The fourth foot was found May 22 and the fifth — the only left one — was discovered June 16.

North Korea

Six nations resume nuclear negotiations

Negotiators began Thursday to hash out exactly how they will verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear materials, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said. The first round of six-nation talks in nine months comes after North Korea handed over the much-delayed list of materials last month, then blew up the cooling tower of its main reactor to demonstrate its commitment to disarmament.

Afghanistan

Villagers fend off Taliban with sticks

A group of villagers in northwestern Afghanistan used a machine gun, sticks and stones to kill two Taliban militants and chase 10 others away, a provincial police chief said Thursday. The militants had tried to abduct local aid workers who were building a well in the Qayar district of Faryab province on Wednesday, the police chief said. Authorities have moved additional troops in to prevent any Taliban retaliation.

Italy

Gypsy fingerprinting draws rebuke from EU

Italy's controversial decision to fingerprint Gypsies as part of what it said was a crackdown on crime received a sharp rebuke Thursday from the European Parliament, which declared the campaign distinctly racist. Italy immediately said it would ignore the European Parliament's resolution. Senior Italian officials said they were attempting to fight the petty crime that is often associated with the Gypsy population.

Elsewhere

Pakistan: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the United Nations will create an international commission to investigate the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Indonesia: A man was executed late Thursday for killing 42 women and girls in a series of ritual slayings. Police said he lured them near his home and then strangled them before burying their bodies with the heads pointing toward his house.

Times wires

2 of 5 feet washed ashore in Canada from same body 07/10/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 3:37pm]

    

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