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Rwandan Villagers Massacred

Soldiers massacred more than 100 men, women and children during a hunt through three villages for attackers who killed a fellow soldier, a U.N. official said Wednesday.

Human rights and military observers went to the villages in northwestern Rwanda, and said they were still trying to determine the exact circumstances of the deaths.

The slayings apparently took place over a 10-hour period Monday evening and early Tuesday after an army patrol was ambushed near the border town of Gisenyi, said a U.N. statement. It said an army lieutenant was killed.

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California firefighter killed in retirement home shooting

new  A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding a second firefighter and another person, officials said.