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October 18, 2000



Train derailment kills 4 passengers

A high-speed intercity train carrying more than 100 passengers derailed north of London on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring 34.

Police launched a criminal investigation, but ruled out the possibility of a terrorist bomb.

"We are now satisfied there was no explosion," Chief Constable Paul Acres of Hertfordshire Police said.

The train had been heading from London's King's Cross station to Leeds, in northern England, when it came off the rails near Hatfield, 18 miles north of London.


Holocaust footage shows Nazi past

As Germany struggles to combat surging neo-Nazi attacks, a new television documentary that includes recovered film footage of the Holocaust will highlight the country's uneasy relationship with its past.

Starting Tuesday, public ZDF television is airing the six-part documentary "Holokaust" based on interviews with more than 500 witnesses and research in some 50 archives on the persecution of the Jews.

"We found new, authentic material in archives in Eastern Europe, the place where the Holocaust really happened," producer Guido Knopp told Berlin's InfoRadio station Tuesday. "That's what makes this terrible story so authentic."

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