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Injuries to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain's trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 on Friday may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for. With captain Thiago Silva already out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, PSG saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic go off with a slight muscle tear in his side early in last week's 2-0 home win against SC Bastia. A first Ligue 1 win of the campaign for Laurent Blanc's side was also overshadowed by a fractured vertebra suffered by Gregory Van der Wiel, while midfielder Thiago Motta's nose was fractured following an ugly clash with Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao in the tunnel after the game.
FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.
Protests unfolded peacefully in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest. No serious incidents were reported as several hundred demonstrators defied stifling heat and humidity in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson to demand justice for 18-year-old, college-bound student Michael Brown. "Until we get justice, people are going to continue to march for Mike Brown, and that's just how it should be," said Stephanie Taylor, 28, a nursing assistant who has been coming out almost nightly. On the residential street when white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown at least six times in broad daylight on August 9, hundreds of red roses were carefully arranged in a row.