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The British and Australian defense ministries announced they will begin DNA testing of remains from a mass grave dug during World War I, reports CNN. The grave is located in Fromelles, France and was the site of a battle between British and Australian troops and German troops during which 2,300 British and Australian soldiers died. The grave is estimated to hold about 300 bodies.

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