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One dead as pair try to ram US spy agency

One dead as pair try to ram US spy agency

Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington before guards shot one of them dead, officials say.

Crash pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies

Crash pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies

The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot's licence, German prosecutors say.

Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes off PNG

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.

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.

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder

Italy's top court has annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama.

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.

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