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Man killed by shark is second in a month

LONDON (AP) -- The widow of a Briton killed in a shark attack said Wednesday his death off the coast of Africa has left a gaping hole that will never be filled.

British honeymooner Ian Redmond, 30, died Tuesday as he swam off Anse Lazio beach, on the island of Paslin, in the Seychelles.

His wife, Gemma, said they were "having so much fun" on their dream honeymoon in the Indian Ocean archipelago before the tragedy occurred.

Redmond is the second tourist this month to die from a shark attack in the same area. Britain's Press Association said government officials have issued a ban on swimming in certain areas until the shark is captured.

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Police charge imam with sexual assault

TORONTO (AP) -- Police have charged an imam at a Toronto mosque with 13 counts of sexual assault and say there may be more victims in other countries.

Det. Karen Armstrong said Wednesday that Mohammad Masroor, 48, abused his position of authority when he taught the Quran to students at the Baitul Mukarram Islamic Society and in private homes in Toronto since arriving in Canada in 2008.

Armstrong said Masroor also worked and lived in France, Germany, Bangladesh, Hungary, Singapore, Sri Lanka and most recently in Florida and Michigan in the United States. Armstrong said they are appealing to the public to assist in finding other victims.

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Student accused of plot to attack protesters

MADRID (AP) -- A chemistry student working as a volunteer for the pope's visit to Madrid was arrested on suspicion of planning a gas attack targeting protesters opposed to the pontiff's stay, officials said Wednesday.

Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive today for a nearly four-day visit to celebrate World Youth Day, and thousands of protesters railing against his visit staged a largely peaceful march Wednesday night to Madrid's central Sol plaza where they have held months of demonstrations against Spanish politicians and the government's anti-austerity policies.

A police official said the suspect arrested Tuesday in Madrid is a 24-year-old Mexican student specializing in organic chemistry. He was identified by the Mexican Embassy in Madrid as Jose Perez Bautista.

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