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Technical experts in France were to begin examining a washed-up plane part on Wednesday that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that some light may finally be shed on one of aviation's darkest mysteries. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8 last year when it inexplicably veered off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, and a colossal multinational hunt for the aircraft proved fruitless. The Boeing 777 piece has been taken to the southwestern French city of Toulouse, where it will undergo the high-profile examination.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep linebacker Aldon Smith beyond this season, saying, "We're going to work hard to make sure that he remains here."
Two passenger trains derailed after being hit by flash floods on a bridge in central India, killing at least 27 people in the latest deadly accident on the nation's crumbling rail network. Rescuers have been searching through the night for passengers trapped on the trains that toppled when a swollen river struck the tracks in Madhya Pradesh state, railway officials said. Roughly 300 people were rescued after about 10 of the trains' carriages derailed outside the town of Harda at about 11.30 pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday, police and other officials said.