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GERMANS CROSS YSER. Paris, April 7. An official communique states that a German detachment, with machine guns, succeeded in croesing the Yser, south of Driegvachten. The Belgians attacked and captured the position. The French, east of Verdun, have captured bills 219 and 221, near Etain. U29 LOST.* Amsterdam, April 7. The German Admiralty admits that the submarine U29 has been lost with all hands. CHINA AND JAPAN. London, April 7. The " Times " correspondent at Pekin says that the tension in China is considerable. The Government has strictly en joined the civil, military atid naval authorities to refrain from any action calculated to provoke trouble and give umbrage to Japan. The presence of a large number of Japanese troops in four provinces is a constant temptation to mischief makers and enemies of the Government, who are numerous, No relief can be expected till these troops have been withdrawn

GERMAN REPORTS. London, April 7. An ofiicer, writing in the Cologne "Gazette," furnished an example of coloured reports circulated in Germany, He declares that he is com manding Fort Hamidieb, and that his gunners quickly sank the Bouvet, Irresistible and Ocean when they came within range. Nearly all the attack ing ships were damaged, and the fort was promptly repaired. FIGHTING IN THE CARPATHIANS. Amsterdam, April 7. A semi-official message from' Vienna states that the increased violence of the fighting in the Carpathians synch ronises with the advent of fine weather. Tremendous fighting is proceeding on both slopes of the Ondawa Valley to the Uzsok Pass. The communique warns the public not to underestimate the enemy , e local successes. AUSTRALIANS MALIGNED. Fremantle, April 8. A deputation of sixty one soldiers, who have been invalided home from Fgypt, requested the Press to repudiate untrue reports, particularly Cap tain Bean's statements reflecting on the behaviour of the troops The deputation admitted that there were a few " rotters" among the brigade, but said that these were to be found in any aggregation of men, and many things which bad been done by New Zealanders and British Territor ials have been attributed to Australians

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3413, 9 April 1915

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3413, 9 April 1915

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