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'Hoax alert' hits French trains

A suspicious object on a railway line north of Paris hit rail services, including the Eurostar, but it turned out to be an oxygen canister. The bomb disposal experts who examined the object marked “AZF, do not touch” dismissed the threat as a bad joke. Earlier this year, a group calling itself AZF threatened to detonate devices if it was not given a ransom. High-speed TGV services as well as the Eurostar were delayed while the discovery was investigated. Traffic has now resumed on the section north of Paris after it became clear the object did not present any danger, a spokesman for the national rail company SNCF told BBC News Online. Full Story

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