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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.

  • Dermot O'Leary QUITS The X Factor After Eight Years, Will Present Top Gear Instead?

    It's being reported that Dermot O'Leary is leaving his hosting duties on The X Factor after eight glorious years of dancing and just generally lighting up our Saturday evenings. After it was revealed that the bosses were giving the show a major shake-up, it's now known that Dermot won't be returning to our Saturday nights and could potentially be hosting Top Gear instead. "I'd like to thank ITV, Simon, The X Factor family and particularly the viewers, all of whom have been a big part of my life for so long.

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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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  • Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: Louis Walsh Hints That Perrie Edwards Is To Blame

    With every Tom, Richard and Harry having their say on the real reason Zayn Malik quit One Direction, X Factor judge Louis Walsh has decided to air his view - and he seems to be placing blame on Perrie Edwards. After already admitting that he 'knew' the band were 'having problems', the 62-year-old has hinted that he reckons a certain fiancée has something to do with Zayn's decision. Zayn is a big boy and we're *pretty* sure he's able to make decisions about his wellbeing, his happiness and his future all by himself.

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  • Kidnapper Hunted After Young Girl Snatched

    Specialist officers are supporting the young victim and her family. Detective Chief Inspector Joanne McHugh said: "This investigation is very much in its early stages and we are determined to find out exactly what has happened to this young child and to catch the man who has done this.

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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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  • Kim Kardashian Ditches Her Blonde Hair As She Takes North West Home From Dance Class

    North West has made our hearts melt for the thousandth time by giving the paparazzi a little wave as she left dance class with mum Kim Kardashian, who's decided to ditch the blonde and go back to black.

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  • Grand National Ladies' Day: 'Unflattering shots' banned

    Organisers of the Grand National have launched a crackdown on photographers taking unflattering pictures of Ladies' Day racegoers at this year's event. Aintree racecourse boss John Baker told the Liverpool Echo the venue wanted to protect women at the world's biggest steeplechase from "unfair" coverage. It traditionally takes place on the second day of the Grand National race meeting and is frequented by celebrities such as Wayne Rooney's wife Colleen Rooney and Steven Gerrard's wife Alex Curran.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

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  • Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

    Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday. The planned executions of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso and nine other mostly foreign drug traffickers has drawn international criticism after repeated pleas for mercy from the United Nations and various governments have gone unheeded by President Joko Widodo. Veloso will be moved from the city of Yogyakarta to the maximum security prison on Nusakambangan Island in Central Java, where the rest of the group awaits execution by firing squad.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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