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Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

Undated file picture of co-pilot Andreas LubitzThey offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would take the controls of the Airbus A320, lock the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately set it veering down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute. German police searched his home for evidence that might offer some explanation for what was behind Tuesday's crash in the French Alps. EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Air Berlin were among other carriers that swiftly announced such policies. Among those that didn't was Germanwings parent company Lufthansa, whose CEO said he thought it was unnecessary.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:07:03 -0400
Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Houthi fighters sit on a tank near the Presidential Palace in SanaaBy Khaled Abdallah and Sami Aboudi SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city. Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi'ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi. Warplanes resumed bombing the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday evening, shaking whole neighborhoods and terrifying residents. We live near the airport, where we think a lot of the Houthi leaders are living and many of the air strikes are." Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said in a televised speech Yemenis would confront the "criminal, unjust and unjustified aggression" by Saudi Arabia.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:05:06 -0400
U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State: task force
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies staged 29 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in the latest round of daily attacks, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Thursday. In Iraq, the coalition conducted 17 air strikes near Tikrit, where Iraqi forces have mounted an offensive to try to oust Islamic State militants from the city. Seven air strikes were conducted against Islamic State targets in other parts of Iraq. In Syria, four air strikes hit Islamic State positions near the city of Kobani and one strike hit near Raqqa. ...
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:58:25 -0400
South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage

Handout photo of one of the two men whom North Korea identified as being South Korean and accused of being a spy for South Korea attending a news conference in PyongyangBy James Pearson and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea demanded on Friday the immediate release of two of its citizens that North Korea said it had arrested, accusing them of spying for the South. Late on Thursday, the North's official KCNA news agency showed images of two middle-aged men it identified as Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil speaking at a news conference in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. It said the two men were South Korean nationals working as spies for Seoul's National Intelligence Service from the Chinese border city of Dandong. "They zealously took part in the anti-DPRK smear campaign of the U.S. imperialists and the puppet group of traitors to isolate and blockade the DPRK in (the) international arena," the agency said, using North Korea's official DPRK acronym for Democratic People's Republic of Korea.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:46 -0400
Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash

Wreckage of the Airbus A320 is seen at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-AlpesBy Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change their rules so as to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose. The United States already requires two crew members to be in the cabin at all times, but many other countries do not, allowing pilots to leave the flight deck, for example to use the toilet, as long as one pilot is at the controls. Airlines including Norwegian Air Shuttle , Britain's easyJet , Air Canada , Air New Zealand and Air Berlin all said within hours that they had introduced a requirement that two crew members be in the cockpit at all times. Among the companies that did not announce such a policy change was Germanwings parent Lufthansa , whose CEO Carsten Spohr said he believed it was unnecessary.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:01:50 -0400
China launches 'Sky Net' to better coordinate graft fight
The Chinese government has unveiled an initiative called "Sky Net" to better coordinate its fight against suspected corrupt officials who have fled overseas, and to recover their dirty assets, the latest step in its fight against graft. The group will be comprised of officials from the Communist Party's corruption watchdog the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Public Security Ministry, the Supreme Prosecutor, the party's Organisation Department and the central People's Bank of China. The Ministry of Public Security will concentrate on officials who have fled abroad because they are already leading the similar "Fox Hunt" initiative, the statement said. The Organisation Department, a powerful and secretive body that oversees personnel decisions, will watch trips by officials abroad.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:29:19 -0400
Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese anti-discrimination civic group says he plans to hire lawyers to investigate a police raid on its offices and may consider taking legal action. Lu Jun says he is seeking more information about Tuesday's pre-dawn raid on the Beijing Yirenping Center in which officers carted off computers and financial documents.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:02:41 -0400
Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

Handout photo of one of the two men whom North Korea identified as being South Korean and accused as being a spy for South Korea attending a news conference in PyongyangSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage charges, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:53 -0400
Indian sports fraternity praises Dhoni's team despite loss

India's Umesh Yadav, right, and Mohammed Shami walk from the field after their 95 run loss to Australia in their Cricket World Cup semifinal in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's sports fraternity had nothing but praise for the efforts of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's World Cup team, which bowed out of the tournament Thursday with a 95-run semifinals loss to Australia.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:59:17 -0400
Watchdog report faults US handling of sex party allegations
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog on Thursday faulted the Drug Enforcement Administration over allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes on government-leased property while stationed overseas.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:50:18 -0400
Trouble for Mercedes and Hamilton at Malaysian FP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain talks to the media at the paddock of Sepang International Circuit ahead of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has made an early exit from Friday's first practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix due to a technical failure with his car.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:48:57 -0400
Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid
BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese anti-discrimination civic group says he plans to hire lawyers to investigate a police raid on its offices and may consider taking legal action.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:47:33 -0400
Sharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova

Maria Sharapova of Russia, returns a shot from Daria Gavrilova of Russia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:41:26 -0400
The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea

A photo illustration shows a Chinese-made portable dvd player, which North Koreans call "Notel", in SeoulBy James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban North Korean households have an easily concealed "notel", a small portable media player used to watch DVDs or content stored on USB sticks that can be easily smuggled into the country and passed hand to hand. People are exchanging South Korean soaps, pop music, Hollywood films and news programs, all of which are expressly prohibited by the Pyongyang regime, according to North Korean defectors, activists and recent visitors to the isolated country. "The North Korean government takes their national ideology extremely seriously, so the spread of all this media that competes with their propaganda is a big and growing problem for them," said Sokeel Park of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an organization that works with defectors.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:36:24 -0400
Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it detained two South Korean men on charges of spying. A South Korean government official confirmed Friday that the two are South Korean citizens, but could not immediately explain how they entered the North and were detained. The official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday that the two were detained last year after collecting confidential information about the North's ruling Workers' Party of Korea, state organizations and the military.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:32:40 -0400
Nigeria wraps up presidential election campaign

A goat walks past as officials prepare voting materials at the Independent National Electoral Commission offices in Port Harcourt on March 26, 2015, ahead of March 28 presidential electionsCampaigning wound to a close in Nigeria's presidential elections, with the two leading candidates delivering their final messages to supporters before the crunch vote. Saturday's election is being seen as the closest race in the country's history, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria has a history of election-related unrest and both candidates appeared keen to prevent a repeat of 2011, when 1,000 people were killed in clashes after the results were announced. This time round, fears of Boko Haram suicide attacks and bombings at vulnerable targets, including polling stations, have seen unprecedented calls for vigilance from the security services.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:29:06 -0400
Japan PM Abe to address joint session of Congress

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media after signing a condolences book for the late Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore, at the Singapore Embassy in TokyoBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so. Abe will spend eight days on a state visit expected to focus on joint responses to growing Chinese assertiveness in Asia, including his moves to loosen the constraints of Japan's pacifist, postwar constitution on the military. In announcing the invitation to the Japanese leader, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner said Abe's speech would be an opportunity for Americans to hear from a close ally about ways to expand cooperation on economic and security priorities. Trade is an important component of President Barack Obama's diplomatic and security "pivot" to Asia.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:04 -0400
Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline

Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd-R) walks on the banks of Lake Geneva before attending negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 26, 2015Iran's president appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach. Hassan Rouhani wrote to the American president, US officials confirmed, as well as to the leaders of the five other powers heading efforts to resolve the 12-year standoff over Iran's nuclear programme. "We are acting in the national and international interest and we should not lose this exceptional opportunity," Rouhani told British Prime Minister David Cameron by phone, the presidency said. "Hope was expressed for success at the new round of talks in Lausanne," the Kremlin said after Rouhani spoke to President Vladimir Putin, while noting with "satisfaction" the progress made.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:25:37 -0400
Ambrose says he couldn't "deliver" as lead Penske driver
LAUNCESTON, Australia (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose says he asked to be temporarily replaced as a driver in Australia's V8 Supercars Series because he couldn't "deliver what's expected of me" as a lead driver at DJR Team Penske.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:23:46 -0400
Nineteen hurt as blast, then fire bring down New York buildings

Nineteen people were hurt when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through another in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosionNineteen people were hurt when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through another in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion. Four people were critically injured after the blast ripped through a commercial and residential building in the popular East Village and then partly collapsed, triggering the collapse of the next-door building, the partial collapse of another and a huge blaze. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the initial impact appeared to have been caused by plumbing and gas work at the site. The incident quickly heightened safety fears, a year after eight people were killed when a gas explosion leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in northern Manhattan on March 12, 2014.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:17:18 -0400
Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

Charley Hoffman chips onto the fifteenth green during the first round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:14:29 -0400
Mexico march marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared

A woman chants while holding a poster that reads; Ayotzinapa 43 live," during a march to commemorate the sixth month of the disappeared 43 rural college students, in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Protesters marked the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of the students with marches in Mexico City and other cities in Mexico and asked that elections scheduled for June in the southwestern state of Guerrero be suspended. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them and incinerated their remains. Nearly 100 people have been detained in the case. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance with a march of a few thousand supporters Thursday, urging fellow Mexicans not to abandon them but drawing far smaller numbers than rallies last year.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:13:43 -0400
'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season

In this image released by PBS, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham, is shown in a scene from the second season on "Downton Abbey." Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday, March 26, 2015, confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the U.S. in early 2016. The series, which airs earlier in England, will have its finale on Christmas Day, 2015. (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)NEW YORK (AP) — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:10:53 -0400
Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:10:04 -0400
Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished

A protester holds a banner reading "43. We want them alive" in Mexico City on March 26, 2015, during a march to mark six months of the disappearance of 43 students from a rural school in AyotzinapaThousands marched in Mexico City to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students, with their parents demanding the suspension of elections in their home state. Relatives reject government conclusions that the students were slaughtered by a police-backed gang in a case that has become the biggest challenge of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration. "Pena Nieto: Guerrero demands justice, not elections," read one sign held by demonstrators, referring to the southern state where the students disappeared, as they marched down the capital's main boulevard. Earlier, parents of the students delivered a letter to the National Electoral Commission demanding the suspension of June 7 elections in Guerrero and other states.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:59:44 -0400
Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

This is an undated image taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco California. Lubitz the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps on Tuesday, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday, March 26, 2015. In a split second, he killed all 150 people aboard the plane. (AP Photo) NO SALESMONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:57:14 -0400
Henry pinches himself as he lives out World Cup dream

New Zealand's Matt Henry, right, celebrates with teammates Luke Ronchi, left, and Ross Taylor following their four wicket on over South Africa in their Cricket World Cup semifinal in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/David Rowland)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Only a week ago, New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry was playing for Canterbury province in a domestic first class match where the players almost outnumbered spectators.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:54:29 -0400
U.S. drops graphic anti-Islamic State leaflets over Syria's Raqqa
The United States has dropped tens of thousands of graphic leaflets southwest of the Syrian city of Raqqa aimed at discouraging Islamic State recruitment, officials said on Thursday. The grisly, cartoon-style leaflets show recruits lining up to be shoved into a meatgrinder and is part of what the Pentagon formally calls "Military Information Support Operations," or MISO, meant to influence thinking on the battlefield. The Pentagon said a U.S. Air Force F-15 warplane dropped about 60,000 of the leaflets on March 16. "The message of this leaflet is that if you allow yourself to be recruited by Daesch (Islamic State), you will find yourself in a meat grinder," said Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:53:39 -0400
Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2015 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading Thursday, March 26, 2015, extending the market’s losses to a fourth day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:08:48 -0400
Enjoy England ride, Rooney tells Kane ahead of 2016 Euro qualifier

England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane (C) attends a training session at St George's Park near Burton-on-Trent, central England, on March 24, 2015, ahead of their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Lithuania at WembleyEngland captain Wayne Rooney has beseeched his new team-mate Harry Kane to savour the experience as the Tottenham Hotspur striker prepares for his first taste of international football. Kane, 21, has been drafted into the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson after scoring 29 goals this season and could make his debut in Friday's 2016 European Championship qualifier at home to Lithuania. It is over 12 years since Rooney made his England debut at the age of 17, in a friendly against Australia at Upton Park, and he has encouraged Kane to relish every second of his international career. "When you're playing for your country, the one thing you want to do is enjoy it," Rooney told journalists at the England team hotel in Watford, north of London on Thursday.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:47:15 -0400
US Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions

File picture shows Senator Bob Corker (R) talking with Senator Mark Kirk (C) in the Senate subway in Washington, DCThe US Senate voted unanimously supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions on Iran should it violate terms of any nuclear deal it reaches with world powers. In a symbolic measure aimed at building pressure on Tehran amid crunch negotiations over its atomic program, lawmakers voted 100-0 on an amendment introduced by Senate Republican Mark Kirk as part of an ongoing budget debate. It does not carry the weight of law because budget resolutions are not binding legislation, but it signals senators' determination to act quickly should Iran fail to meet any requirements of the interim accord now in place, or a possible final agreement. With Thursday's vote, the first on the Senate floor since talks began early last year, the measure's author intends to hold his colleagues to account.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:39:22 -0400
Eight gang members in El Salvador reported killed in shoot-out with police
Eight gang members were killed in a confrontation with police on a coffee farm in El Salvador, police said on Thursday, the same day as hundreds of thousands of people marched around the country for an end to rising violence. Police raided the farm in the city of San Jose Villanueva, south of San Salvador, after complaints from residents, according to a statement. The gang members fired first, the police said, and one officer was lightly injured. The gang members were part of the criminal group Barrio 18, according to the prosecutor's office.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:27:20 -0400
With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from U.S.
By Matt Spetalnick, Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived U.S. disengagement. The Middle East's top oil power told the United States weeks ago it was weighing action in Yemen but only informed Washington of the exact details just before Thursday's unprecedented air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels, the officials said. U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East policy increasingly relies on surrogates rather than direct U.S. military involvement.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:25:36 -0400
Cameron, Miliband open UK election campaign with TV grilling

In a handout picture released by Sky News on March 26, 2015, British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) answers questions posed by a studio audience and moderated by Kay Burley (L) in London on March 26, 2015British Prime Minister David Cameron and his main election rival Ed Miliband faced a prime time television grilling, kicking off a tight race for the May 7 election. A snap Guardian/ICM poll of viewers showed 54 percent believed Cameron of the centre-right Conservatives put in the strongest performance, compared to 46 percent for centre-left Labour leader Miliband. Both leaders faced tough interrogations by veteran interviewer Jeremy Paxman -- known for his withering glares and quizzical raised eyebrows -- which left Cameron looking uncomfortable, while Miliband took a more combative approach. Cameron, meanwhile, was questioned about where austerity cuts would fall, his plans to hold a referendum on Britain leaving the European Union and his disclosure this week that he would not stand for a third term if re-elected.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:17:43 -0400
Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis
By Megan Rowling SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help. "They really concentrated on the boxing and tried hard," she said at a recent U.N. conference on disasters in the northeastern city of Sendai. The boxer hopes to run more sessions in Fukushima to improve children's agility and provide an outlet for their emotions. Takano and civil society activists in Sendai said they wanted to communicate to the rest of the world the human impacts of the crisis sparked when a huge earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to melt down four years ago.
Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:06:08 -0400
Britain's Cameron wins first TV encounter of close election: poll

Cameron-Miliband interviewsBy Andrew Osborn and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage. With Cameron's Conservatives neck-and-neck in the opinion polls with Labour, both are trying to grab an elusive lead over the other before the May 7 ballot to avoid another possible coalition or even a minority government. Britain's future in the European Union and its territorial integrity could ride on the outcome as Cameron is pledging an EU membership referendum and Miliband may need to do a deal with Scottish nationalists intent on breaking up the United Kingdom. Cameron refused to debate Miliband head-to-head, saying he felt the leaders of other minor parties should be included too.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:40:22 -0400
Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Graphic shows aircraft and victims by country; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;PARIS (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.


Date Posted : Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:34:45 -0400
 

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