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GERMANWINGS PLANE CRASH

Co-pilot 'hid sick note on day of crash'

Sick notes saying Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was unable to work were found at his home, prosecutors have said.

  • Sacked 'Top Gear' star Clarkson defends attack victim

    The outspoken former presenter of hit car show "Top Gear" Jeremy Clarkson on Thursday defended the co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by Britain's BBC. Clarkson's contract was not renewed after an internal BBC investigation found he physically attacked a "Top Gear" producer, Oisin Tymon, after a lengthy verbal tirade.

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  • Dumped fiance Jilted John's snaps from honeymoon with a STRANGER

    John Whitbread, 32, from Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, only met his pretty blonde travelling companion at the airport before the seven-hour flight, after raffling the spare ticket to his dream honeymoon after his fiancée left him. Now John has shared his pictures of his 'whirlwind adventure' in the Dominican Republic with Kelly Wood, 36, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, in which the duo cavort in a pool and pose on the beach.

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  • What We Know About German Crash Co-Pilot

    The co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps with the loss of 150 lives was happy in his job, members of his flying club have said. Details about the life of German national Andreas Lubitz emerged after a French prosecutor

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  • Farewell to William Hague - and the 85 other MPs standing down

    At least 86 MPs are standing down at the general election, including former Tory leader William Hague and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown - here's a full list

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  • Louis Tomlinson's Tweets After Zayn Malik Quits One Direction Spark Concern Among Fans

    Following in his bandmates' footsteps, the 23-year-old didn't outright acknowledge Zayn's shocking departure from 1D, but did thank all of their fans for the support and vowed to make the best fifth album ever.

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  • 10 Incredible What-Ifs That Could Have Changed The Course Of History

    There will never be a definitive answer to any of these questions – but that is the beauty of “what ifs”, they can be applied to just about every single scenario, and most particularly with key historical events. It does not take a genius to workout that it the odd decision had been made differently here or there, or if certain people have not been elevated to positions of power then history could have taken a very different course. What if Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte had invaded the British colony of Australia?

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  • Royal baby: new Succession to the Crown Act comes into force

    The Succession to the Crown Act came into force on Thursday 26 March, marking the end of male primogeniture across the Commonwealth of Nations. The new legislation means that if the Duchess of Cambridge's second royal baby is a girl, she will not be overtaken in the line of succession by any younger brothers. The three main changes under the law are that the order of succession will no longer be based on gender, a person married to a Roman Catholic can accede to the throne and that only the first six in line to the throne must seek the Sovereign's permission to marry.

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  • German exchange students who died on Germanwings flight pictured

    Sixteen children and two teachers from the same German school were among the 150 people who died when the plane crashed in a remote region of the French Alps on Tuesday morning.

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  • Young British jihadi filmed complaining about life on the frontline

    Militants fighting for Al Qaeda in Syria have released a chilling new propaganda video in which a young British jihadi describes life fighting on the frontline. The unnamed man, who speaks with a southern English accent, is filmed complaining about a lack of toilets as he stands in a trench - believed to be somewhere in the forest outside Lattakia city.

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  • Look who's back on the Corrie cobbles

    Coronation Street star Paula Lane has returned to the soap after her maternity leave. The 28-year-old actress was last seen in Corrie as Kylie Platt on Christmas Day and welcomed her first child, a baby boy, on New Year’s Eve. And so it begins… Back

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  • Lioness kept as pet in Pakistan gives birth to 5 cubs

    The African lioness named Queen has given birth to five healthy cubs — double the usual two-to-three-cub litters among lions. Owner Malik Fazal Abbas said he has had 4-year-old Queen since she was 2 months old. The pair has already had a litter of two cubs, now nine months old.

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  • Look inside Take That star Gary Barlow's former Cheshire mansion

    Take That star Gary Barlow’s former Cheshire mansion will open its private gates to the public. It was purchased by Michelle Stubbs who was whisked off by Gary to a Take That concert in Dublin to seal the deal. Take That's Gary Barlow in the crowd to watch Liverpool take on Swansea City at Anfield Stadium on Monday, December 29, 2014. Now former lawyer Michelle is launching it as a premium wedding and private hire venue.

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  • 'Chilling Revelations' Of Plane's Final Moments

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps intentionally sent the jet into its doomed descent. Here are the details of the Airbus A320's final moments that emerged at a news conference given by Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin.

    Sky News
  • Knox defense calls conviction grave error

    Knox faces 28 ½ years in an Italian jail for the 2007 murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in an apartment they shared in the university town of Perugia, after being convicted by a Florence appeals court last year along with her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. Sollecito's defense will make its case on Friday, when the case resumes before the Court of Cassation.

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  • We finally get to see Benedict Cumberbatch's wife in her wedding dress

    The couture gown Sophie Hunter wore to walk down the aisle as she became Mrs Benedict Cumberbatch has finally been unveiled. The couple tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in an intimate ceremony on the Isle Of Wight, surrounded by friends and family. Now designers Valentino have posted a picture on Instagram, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Lebovitz for Vogue magazine, of Sophie, 37, in the custom-made gown she wore for her big day.

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  • Poland to charge two Russian officials over Kaczynski plane crash

    Poland said on Friday it would bring charges against two Russian air traffic controllers over a 2010 plane crash which killed then Polish president Lech Kaczynski, a move likely to damage bilateral relations already strained by the Ukraine crisis. Prosecutor Ireneusz Szelag from the District Military Prosecutors' Office told a news briefing an investigation so far had established that the main cause of the crash was the failure of the plane's crew to respond adequately to bad weather. "Experts' opinions have given us reasons to issue on March 24 a decision to charge ... two Russian citizens, members of the flight control group," Szelag said.

    Reuters
  • Huge Asteroid To Fly Past Earth This Morning

    Conspiracy websites once again proclaimed the end of life on Earth this week as a huge asteroid hurtled towards Earth. The 3,000-foot-wide asteroid, 2014-YB35 is passing Earth today - but is in no danger of hitting us. Despite what rumour-mongers Before It’s News suggest, the asteroid 2014-YB35 won’t wipe out life as we know it.

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  • Renault threatens to withdraw from Formula 1

    French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams, is considering pulling out of Formula One because of the damage done to its reputation after a difficult start to the season. "If Formula One is that bad for Renault's reputation, if we see that we will continue to struggle with the current formula, if Formula One is not delivering on the value that it costs Renault ... this is what we're looking at," he said.

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  • Cameron beats Miliband in first TV contest before election - poll

    Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter before a close national election in Britain, turning in a stronger performance than Labour leader Ed Miliband, a poll showed on Thursday. The snap Guardian/ICM poll showed 54 percent of those asked thought Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, had won, compared to 46 percent who judged Miliband had triumphed. Both men were subjected to back-to-back but separate live TV interviews and question and answer sessions with a studio audience.

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  • Sam Taylor-Johnson Quits Fifty Shades Films

    Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson has announced she will not be making the next two movies in the franchise. The film, starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as his lover Anastasia Steele, left many critics underwhelmed but has been a box office smash. In a statement to US website Deadline, Taylor-Johnson, 48, said: "Directing Fifty Shades Of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful.

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