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INDIA BOMB: A powerful bomb blew up the car of the chief minister of the northern India state of Punjab on Thursday, killing him and 10 others outside the government headquarters in Chandigarh. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on Sikh militants. Chief Minister Beant Singh crushed a decadelong uprising by Sikh separatists after he took office three years ago. Singh was getting into his bulletproof car outside the state government headquarters building in Chandigarh when the bomb went off, Information Secretary S.S. Dawra said.ALGERIA BOMB: A bomb-laden car exploded Thursday in a crowded square outside Algeria's national police headquarters, killing 10 people and injuring 15. Security forces did not say who was suspected in the blast, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Muslim militants have used car bombs in their struggle to topple the North African nation's military-backed government. The explosion occurred just before noon in the crowded Bab El Oued district, near the center of Algiers. The neighborhood is regarded as a fiefdom of Muslim fundamentalists.

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COLLEGE STUDENT: A teenager whose admission to Harvard was rescinded after the school learned she had killed her mother has settled in at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and is trying to keep a low profile. Gina Grant moved into a single room in a Tufts dorm Wednesday, the first day of school for freshmen and transfer students. While friends said she would not speak to reporters and was trying to just blend in, Grant's reception was anything but tranquil. Editors of a conservative student magazine plastered the school with leaflets condemning the administration for admitting Grant, 19, who pleaded no contest in 1990 to fatally bludgeoning her mother with a candlestick.

FAMILY TRAGEDY: A woman killed her husband and 2-year-old son at home, drove off with two older children, then slammed her pickup into a moving freight train, Seneca, Mo., police said. Denise Dunham was in critical condition Thursday and her 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son were in fair condition, said a nursing supervisor at Tulsa (Okla.) Memorial Hospital. Police said Denise Dunham, 36, shot her husband, William Dunham, 43, once in the head Wednesday. The toddler, identified only as "C.D.," was found in a living room chair with three gunshots to the head.