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(AP) Two men accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida will be heading straight to trial after federal prosecutors said they were bypassing a preliminary inquiry into the case.


Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested in April in connection with a plot to derail a Via passenger train running between New York City and Montreal.


The prosecution announced its decision in court Monday.


Esseghaier, a Tunisian national, repeated his familiar refrain that he wants a lawyer who will use the Qur'an as a reference, not Canada's Criminal Code.


He refused to be led away by a female court officer at the end of his appearance, telling her, "You are not my wife."


Both return to court Oct. 21 to set a trial date.


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