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French fishing trawler nets WWII bomb

RENNES, France: A French fishing trawler netted a World War II bomb containing nearly a tonne of explosives off the coast of Normandy on Friday, prompting the emergency evacuation of the crew while the device was returned to the seabed, authorities said. The trawler was fishing around two nautical miles off the coast in the English Channel when it swept up the German bomb containing some 860 kilos (almost a tonne) of explosives. Alerted to the haul in the early hours of Friday, the region's maritime authorities sprang…