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FIFTEEN Coptic Christian students, nuns and others on a trip organized by their monastery were killed when their bus hit a truck and plunged into a canal in the southern province of Assiut in Egypt. . . . DIARRHEA claimed 70 lives in flood-stricken areas of Bangladesh, raising to 204 the number of deaths caused by the calamity. . . . AN UNEMPLOYED man was fined Tuesday in New Zealand when he admitted in district court that he injured his jaw while yawning widely after smoking marijuana. . . . A BOMB packed into a van on the outskirts of the Northern Ireland town of Newry, County Down, exploded Tuesday injuring two people and damaging scores of homes in the residential area.