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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.

  • 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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  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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.

    Sky News 29 mins ago
  • 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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  • Zayn Malik 'Papped For First Time' After Quitting One Direction, Arrives At Music Studio

    It's been a dramatic 24 hours for One Direction and their millions of fans, and it has been made all the more confusing following the emergence of some brand spankin' new pap pics that appaz show Zayn Malik heading into a recording studio. Hmmm, so he's not exactly stood in front of a sign that says 'THIS IS A RECORDING STUDIO', but we suppose we're just going to have to take their word for it, eh?

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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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  • Russia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets

    Russia hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider such a deal, a senior government official said Friday. Alexander Fomin, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, a government agency tasked with coordinating arms trade, denied media reports claiming that Russia was in talks on offering Argentina a batch of 12 Su-24 bombers on lease. The reports of the possible deal raised concerns in Britain that Argentina could use the bombers capable of high-speed, low-altitude raids to attack the Falkland Islands.

    Associated Press 32 mins ago
  • 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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  • 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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  • '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
  • 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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  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Rob Waugh
  • Ed Sheeran's Ex Girlfriend Athina Andrelos Deletes Twitter After Split Hate

    Ed Sheeran might have let the cat out of the bag regarding his split from girlfriend Athina Andrelos. The beauty, who attended the Brits just a month ago to cheer on her man, has kept her Instagram account open but posted nothing since yesterday.

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  • Hundreds flock to see landslide where Jesus just appeared

    It’s a bit early for Easter, but Jesus has been resurrected in a landslide in Colombia. The ‘miraculous’ discovery was made on Saturday in Putumayo, Colombia, and local landowners have been cashing in, according to local newspaper El Tiempo. Twitter user @AdasOz said: ‘Congratulations to those who can see the face of Jesus in landslide in Putumayo.

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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.

    AFP 58 mins ago
  • 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.

    Associated Press