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Bomb found on TGV line in France

Paris - Security precautions were reinforced on French railways yesterday, one of the busiest days for the country's transport network, after a gas cylinder packed with 25kg of explosives was found on a high- speed train (TGV) line just north of Lyons, writes Mary Dejevsky.

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