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Ethiopian Mare Dibaba lived up to her billing as the world's fastest marathon runner by winning the gruelling event at the world championships in a sprint finish on Sunday. Dibaba timed 2hr 27min 35sec to edge Kenya's Helah Kiprop by just one second after a sprint in the final 50 metres of the race held in overcast, relatively cool conditions. Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Kirwa claimed bronze in 2:27.39, while defending champion Edna Kiplagat could only finish fifth (2:28.18) behind Kenyan teammate Jemima Sumgong (2:27.42).
Kecskemét (Hungary) (AFP) - Four suspected human traffickers said they were innocent as they appeared in a Hungarian court over the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria, marking a sickening new low in Europe's migrant crisis. Europe is struggling to find a coherent approach as its governments face a record influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa. Police said the victims, believed to be mainly refugees fleeing the war in Syria, may have been dead for up to two days.