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ATTACK: A bomb exploded in a bus in Pakistan's Punjab province Saturday, killing three people and wounding several others, the state television said. It said the explosion at Kamoke, north of the provincial capital Lahore, wrecked the bus. There was no immediate information about who set off the bomb.TAKEOVER? Editors of Yugoslavia's leading opposition newspaper vowed Saturday to defy attempts by the authorities to take over its management. Yugoslav authorities Friday appointed new management and a new editorial chief at the daily Borba after a Belgrade court ruled that the newspaper lacked a legal license to publish. But reporters and editors at Borba issued a statement Saturday refusing to cooperate with the authorities whom they accused of illegally trying to seize editorial control.

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AT SEA: After a less-than-felicitous Atlantic crossing, the Queen Elizabeth 2 finally steamed out to sea early Saturday after being detained in New York because of safety violations. The luxury liner had been scheduled to leave early Friday with 950 passengers on a 15-day trip to the Caribbean, but Coast Guard inspectors said it first had to repair holes in fire walls, fix inoperable fire doors, remove obstructions from passageways and correct other safety violations, said Petty Officer Kevin Miller, a spokesman.

FUNERAL: The 3-year-old boy killed when a truck driver swerved to avoid rear-ending a school bus on a fog-shrouded highway was buried Christmas Eve day with his favorite blanket and teddy bear. Steven Ziegler was laid to rest in a snow-covered cemetery rimmed with evergreens, after a funeral Mass attended by nearly 500 people in Fairfax, Minn.

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REPORT: The wreckage of the small plane that crashed on the White House lawn in September indicates the pilot was trying to land and not commit suicide, The Sun of Baltimore reported Saturday. Federal investigators who examined the wreckage found the plane's wing flaps and throttle in a position that would indicate the craft was landing, the newspaper said.

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