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BC--- News Digest

BC--- News Digest

TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 0800GMT

FRANCE-KAZAKH BANKER

PARIS -- He is wanted in his native Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. He was ordered jailed in Britain. An opposition leader from a country that has been ruled by the same man since 1989, a former banker accused of siphoning off billions, Mukhtar Ablyazov has been jailed since police special forces seized him July 31 in the south of France. On Thursday, a judge is expected to rule on his extradition. By Lori Hinnant. SENT: 860 words, photos.

BRITAIN-HELICOPTER CRASH

LONDON -- A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission on Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said. The helicopter crashed at about 6 p.m. local time near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast, a statement from the U.S. Air Force said. The aircraft was based at the nearby Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath, Suffolk County, which hosts USAF units and personnel. By Sylvia Hui and Lolita Baldor. SENT: 330 words, photos.

FRANCE-SCHUMACHER INJURED

ALBERTVILLE, France -- Prosecutors investigating Michael Shcumacher's skiing accident, which has left him in a coma for more than a week, describe their findings so far. By Graham Dunbar. Press conference scheduled 1000 GMT.

GERMANY-NAZI TRIAL

HAGEN, Germany -- Court to deliver verdict in the trial of Siert Bruins, a former Waffen SS member charged with killing a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1215 GMT, photos, video.

BRITAIN-FILM AWARDS

LONDON -- Nominations are announced for the British Academy Film Awards, regarded as an indicator of likely Oscars success. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING: 130 words by 0800GMT; 500 words by 1300GMT. Photos.