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Co-pilot wanted 'to destroy the plane'

The co-pilot of the plane that crashed in the Alps intentionally sent the jet into its doomed descent.

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  • New cockpit rules: European carriers weigh changes after Lubitz revelation

    Two of Europe's biggest budget airlines have announced plans to roll out new cockpit rules in response to the crash of Germanwings 4U 9524. Both Easyjet and Norwegian Air Shuttle say they will adopt new rules requiring two crew members to be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft at all times. Norwegian Air Shuttle spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh-Jacobsson said the new rules would be adopted "as soon as possible" on all commercial flights globally.

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  • Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. Remi Jouty, the head of France's accident investigation bureau BEA, said Wednesday that it has yielded sounds and voices, but so far not the "slightest explanation" of why the plane crashed, killing all 150 on board.

    Associated Press
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  • Alps Crash: UK Airlines To Review Procedures

    UK airline operators are being told to review safety procedures after a passenger plane appears to have been deliberately flown into a mountain. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) contacted British airlines after it emerged the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight activated the descent button and refused to open the cockpit door to the pilot. Budget airlines easyJet and Norwegian Air Shuttle have already announced they will require two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Catholicism is the main religion of Colombia, with an esteemed 75 per cent of the population practising it. Images of Jesus have also emerged on frying pans, on lamp posts, in tree trunks and even recently in a dog's ear. q
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    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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  • 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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  • How to buy (or sell) a house on Facebook

    A two-bedroom home in Hackney, East London, on sale for £550,000, will feature in the first virtual open house on Facebook tomorrow. In a bid to drum up buyers the online estate agent, Sellmyhome, will launch a video tour of the property on the social media site allowing interested parties to remotely look around the apartment and ask questions online via a chat system. An open house is a technique used by estate agents to sell a property which is in high demand and drive up the price by inviting lots of potential buyers to all squeeze into a bathroom and view it at the same time, before placing sealed bids.

  • David Beckham Has Shown Off His Shirtless Body In Miami And It's Pretty Glorious

    Put your pens, paper and snacks down and listen up, because David Beckham has got shirtless in Miami and it's enough to make us cry actual tears of actual joy. Victoria Beckham is one lucky lady. Proving that he very much still has the power to make us go weak at the knees and forget our own name, age and address, David hung out on his balcony in just a pair of red shorts, some sunglasses and a white t-shirt on his head.

  • Blair aide: ‘We screwed up on immigration – 13,000 migrants became ONE MILLION’

    The former Prime Minister presided over some of the biggest influxes of immigrants in British history after the EU was expanded to include a further eight eastern European countries in 2004. The Blair government assured voters the number of new arrivals from eastern Europe would be around 13,000. q
  • '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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  • UFO Buzzes Sun In NASA Solar Images, Claims UFO Researcher Who Creates GIF Image Of ‘Object’

    A prominent UFO researcher has once again found what he says is something strange in a series of NASA images from the Helioviewer image browser — an “object” of some kind that he says can be seen to travel at nearly unimaginable speeds. The NASA Helioviewer is a publicly available collection of 15 years worth of solar images from the SOHO satellite — the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, a satellite that pretty much does nothing but stare at the sun 24 hours a day, taking picture after picture. For example, on Christmas Eve last year the same, UFO blogger, Scott Waring of the popular site UFO Sightings Daily, spotted what he believed was a massive “UFO Mothership” emerging from the sun. How a ship that would have to be approximately the size of the Earth itself could fly through the solar system unnoticed by the thousands of astronomers and satellites observing deep space on a constant basis — not to mention how any object could survive the intense heat of the sun at close range — was not entirely explained.

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  • Russia questions Britain's claim to the Falklands as garrison reinforced

    Some £180 million will be spent over the next decade in upgrading the island’s defences, Mr Fallon told the Commons. The Mount Pleasant garrison will get a new communications system, while Mare Harbour will be upgraded. q
  • Katie Hopkins Slams Angelina Jolie For Smoking And Brands Her 'Smug' After Cancer Surgery Revelation

    The world praised Angelina Jolie for her bravery this week, as it was revealed that she'd had her ovaries removed after a second cancer scare. But it seems that Katie Hopkins is less than impressed with the A-lister's courageous decision, actually taking