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Canada thwarts "al Qaeda-backed" train plot, Iran denies role

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested two men and charged them with plotting to derail a Toronto-area passenger train in an operation that they say was backed by al Qaeda elements in Iran.

Immigration bill could fix some Boston security issues - official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Obama administration official said on Tuesday that an immigration bill starting to move through Congress would fix some border control weaknesses that may have contributed to last week's Boston Marathon bombings.

Canadian passenger train plot suspects in court

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Two men charged in Canada with plotting an attack on a passenger train appeared in separate courts on Tuesday while Iran reacted angrily to police accusations that the plotters were backed by al Qaeda elements in Iran.

Security officials face questions over Boston Marathon bombings

BOSTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. security officials face a grilling from lawmakers on Tuesday over whether authorities who have charged one man with the Boston Marathon bombings may have overlooked warning signs two years ago flagging the other suspect.

Virgin Money to sponsor London Marathon to 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson's Virgin Money has extended its sponsorship of the London Marathon until at least 2017, the banking group said on Monday after this weekend's race brought big crowds on to the city's streets.

Canada thwarts "major terrorist attack" with arrests - CBC

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a

Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged in hospital

BOSTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

Canada thwarts plot to blow up U.S.-Canada rail line

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States and will announce arrests on Monday afternoon, police and intelligence agencies said.

Virgin Money to sponsor London Marathon to 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson's Virgin Money has extended its sponsorship of the London Marathon until at least 2017, the banking group said on Monday after this weekend's race brought big crowds on to the city's streets.

Hospitalized suspect in Boston bombings awaits charges under guard

BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors prepared criminal charges on Sunday against an ethnic Chechen suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings as he lay severely wounded, unable to speak and hospitalized under heavy guard two days after his dramatic capture.