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TURKEY: The Turkish army killed 58 Kurdish guerrillas in a battle in the rugged mountains of the southeast, officials said Sunday. The rebels have been fighting for autonomy in southeastern Turkey since 1984, and the government launched a new offensive last month. The latest battle in the village of Cakirpinar in Batman province began Saturday and lasted into Sunday morning, said Ahmet Erturk, the deputy regional governor.`ROAD RAGE': British police launched a murder inquiry Sunday after a motorist was stabbed to death by the roadside in a "road rage" attack. The male victim was killed during an argument with another driver on an exit road off the London orbital expressway south of the capital. Police said the victim, who was in his early 20s and had been driving a van, got involved in a heated argument with the driver of a Land Rover. After the stabbing the driver of the Land Rover, who was in his 40s, got back into his vehicle and fled the scene.

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FREEMEN TALKS: Anti-government Freemen and FBI agents met for a fourth consecutive day Sunday as negotiations appeared to focus on two of the three remaining children holed up for more than eight weeks on a remote Montana ranch. A woman identified as Tammy Ward and her two daughters, ages 8 and 10, were among group members seen by reporters at a negotiating table with two FBI agents and Colorado state Sen. Charles Duke, who has been acting as a mediator. The girls each had overnight bags when they appeared at the morning session, but they went back into the compound when talks ended.

FLU: Massachusetts Gov. William Weld was released from a hospital Sunday after tests showed it was a touch of the flu that caused him to collapse during a college commencement in Boston. "I'm not back to 100 percent," Weld said outside Deaconess Waltham Hospital before returning home, "but night and day compared to yesterday." Weld was stricken Saturday while receiving an honorary law degree from Bentley College. He wavered, grabbed at the podium and collapsed into the arms of college president Joseph Cronin and others.