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Airbus crash: Focus on pilot's problems

Airbus crash: Focus on pilot's problems

The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper says.

Mass rally in Tunis over museum attack

Mass rally in Tunis over museum attack

World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians to march in solidarity against Islamist militants, a day after security forces killed members of a group blamed for a deadly museum attack.

Thousands march against labour reform in Rome

Tens of thousands of workers marched through the centre of Rome against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reform of the labour market, headed by a popular union chief who is seen by many as a possible future leader of Italy's left.

Police fire tear gas during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone after they threw stones at officials during a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic, residents said.

British Ebola patient cured after experimental treatment

British Ebola patient cured after experimental treatment

A 25-year-old British military nurse who was the first person in the world to be treated for Ebola with the experimental drug MIL 77 was discharged from hospital on Friday, London's Royal Free Hospital said.

Power cut hits a million homes in Amsterdam

Power cut hits a million homes in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam region suffered a power blackout of more than five hours on Friday that hit a million households, forced flights to divert from Schiphol airport and disrupted national public transport networks.

Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village

Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village

A residential apartment building collapsed and was engulfed in flames in New York City's East Village neighborhood, critically injuring at least one person, authorities said.

No accident: Co-pilot set plane on crash course

No accident: Co-pilot set plane on crash course

A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors say.

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