LONDON -- Air accident investigators said Saturday that a fire inside a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Friday did not appear to be caused by any problems with the plane's new lithium-ion batteries.
That finding was a relief to Boeing and the 13 airlines that have bought the planes, which were grounded for four months worldwide this year after two episodes involving fire or smoke from the batteries.
The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which is in charge of the inquiry, said it was still trying to identify the cause of the fire, which occurred on an unoccupied Ethiopian Airlines 787 parked at Heathrow Airport.
Crash: equipment failure?
BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE, France -- A powerful crane on Saturday lifted the carcass of the most damaged of four train cars that derailed, killing six people and injuring nearly 200 south of Paris in what investigators believe may have been a case of equipment failure on a line some claim is neglected.
On Friday, four cars slid off the tracks there as the train sped through town, which was not a stop on its journey to central France.
Human error has been ruled out by France's transport minister and the focus of the investigation is on a detached piece of metal in a switching joint on the tracks.
Islamists rally for Morsi
CAIRO -- Islamist lawmakers in Egypt's disbanded upper house of parliament demanded Saturday the army reinstate ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and called on other legislatures around the world not to recognize the country's new military-backed leadership.
Mr. Morsi's supporters, including his Islamist allies, remain steadfast in their rejection of the military coup that toppled the president nearly two weeks ago after millions took to the street to demand his ouster.
7 from U.N. killed in Sudan
JOHANNESBURG -- Seven United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 17 were injured in an ambush in the Darfur region of western Sudan, U.N. officials announced Saturday.
It was the second attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur this month, and the deadliest in the five years since their mission began. A convoy of U.N. peacekeepers moving from one of their bases to another was fired on by unidentified attackers, triggering heavy fighting until reinforcements arrived.
PARIS -- Twitter has given French authorities information that can help identify the authors of a series of racist and anti-Semitic tweets that carried French hashtags, and the social media site also has agreed to work with a Jewish student group that sued for the data on other ways to fight hate speech.
Jonathan Hayoun, president of the Union of Jewish Students of France, said Saturday that his organization, known as UEJF, was withdrawing a $50 million lawsuit against San Francisco-based Twitter Inc., which was originally filed as a means to pressure the company to comply and "end Twitter's indifference."
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China evacuated more than 300,000 people as Typhoon Soulik reached Fujian province, after the storm lashed Taiwan leaving one person dead, knocking out power to a million homes and disrupting flights. ... A suspected American drone killed two alleged militants Saturday in Musaki, Pakistan, in the country's northwest, intelligence officials said.