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News in Brief

Train Blast Solved

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev announced Thursday that the bombing of a Moscow-St. Petersburg train in August had been solved, but he offered few details.

"A series of high-profile terrorist acts have been solved, including the bombing of the Nevsky Express train in the Novgorod region," Nurgaliyev said at a meeting of anti-organized crime officers, Interfax reported. He did not specify whom police suspected of having bombed the train and why.

An explosion derailed the train on Aug. 13, injuring 60 people. (MT)

Sleeping Driver Injures 8

A driver fell asleep behind the wheel and plowed into eight people walking on a crosswalk near the Sokolniki metro station on Thursday, slightly injuring them, Moscow police said.

"The driver, who was driving a Nissan, fell asleep at the wheel. He didn't notice that the traffic lights had turned red," police spokesman Anatoly Lastovetsky said.

Five men and three women were hospitalized with slight injuries, he said. The accident happened around 9 a.m. (MT)

Ukraine Linked to CIA Jets

STRASBOURG, France -- An EU investigator said he had evidence to suggest that a Ukrainian airstrip was used by CIA-operated planes involved in the U.S. extraordinary rendition program.

Giovanni Fava said Wednesday that he was also looking into possible CIA use of a military facility at a Ukrainian base.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko dismissed Fava's statements as "nonsense." He declined further comment. (AP)

Quintuplets Born in Britain

LONDON --A Russian woman has given birth to five healthy quintuplet girls at a British hospital, after defying Russian doctors who suggested she abort some of the fetuses.

"They're very well. All five," Lawrence Impey, a doctor at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, told BBC radio on Thursday.

The couple was advised in Russia to abort some of the fetuses but decided to give birth in Britain instead. (Reuters)