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  • Mar 29, 2015
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Crash co-pilot was a psychiatric patient and planned a big gesture, girlfriend tells reporter

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps told his girlfriend he was in psychiatric treatment, and that he was planning a spectacular gesture that...

28 Mar 2015 - 6:33pm
Top Silicon Valley firm cleared in landmark sex bias case

A California jury rejected charges of gender discrimination against a prominent venture capital firm on Friday in a case seen as a proxy trial of Silicon Valley sex bias.

28 Mar 2015 - 11:27am
Top Silicon Valley firm cleared in landmark sex bias case

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan turned up on Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily...

28 Mar 2015 - 7:26pm
Top Silicon Valley firm cleared in landmark sex bias case

Yemen's embattled president called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "stooges of Iran" on Saturday, directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding...

Updated 29 Mar 2015 - 1:07am
Top Silicon Valley firm cleared in landmark sex bias case

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean", permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly 2012...

28 Mar 2015 - 9:31pm
Amanda Knox ‘grateful to have life back’ after being acquitted of Kercher murder

Italy’s top court on Friday 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...

28 Mar 2015 - 11:40am

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country’s deputy prime minister told China’s official Xinhua news agency, a flip-flop from the leftist...

28 Mar 2015 - 7:35pm


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They may be Australia’s most hated pest, routinely clubbed to death by the public, but cane toads could soon prove an unlikely source of income - as an export commodity to China.

27 Mar 2015 - 10:41am

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet services to remote spots.

28 Mar 2015 - 7:29am

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants launched a car bomb attack followed by an armed raid on a Mogadishu hotel yesterday, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials...

28 Mar 2015 - 7:29am

The White House is set to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investment and policy changes...

28 Mar 2015 - 7:29am

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...

27 Mar 2015 - 8:09pm

Italy’s highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

27 Mar 2015 - 10:15pm

A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried with great pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance...

27 Mar 2015 - 8:32pm

The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately.

27 Mar 2015 - 9:39am

The UK supreme court has cleared the way for the publication of secret letters written by Prince Charles to British government ministers, declaring that an attempt by the state to keep them...

27 Mar 2015 - 3:15am

Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shiite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s president on Thursday, a gamble by the oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its own backyard...

26 Mar 2015 - 6:26pm

US Drug Enforcement Administration agents allegedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels over several years, said a report stemming from a review of allegations of...

27 Mar 2015 - 10:55am

Nancie Atwell's school in the rural town of Edgecomb, in the US state of Maine, is no ordinary place of learning. Then again, Atwell is no ordinary teacher.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:10am

Two of the most destructive termite species in the world are mating in South Florida, producing hybrid colonies that are growing at twice the normal rate of other termites, scientists said.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:18am

US-led coalition warplanes have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit, officials said, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-...

26 Mar 2015 - 10:54pm

Over the age of 40? Want to know your risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years? Then read on.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:25am

The head of the CIA's Counterterrorism Centre, who presided over the agency's drone campaign and directed the hunt for Osama bin Laden, is being removed from his post, officials said, a watershed...

27 Mar 2015 - 12:44am

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held in captivity for five years, has been charged with desertion and misbehaving before...

27 Mar 2015 - 3:30am

A young Mexican who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has twice been denied a US visa to go to a Minnesota clinic for treatment, he and his family said.

26 Mar 2015 - 10:28pm

A Turkish city is to build a monument to remember a Japanese engineer who committed suicide after blaming himself for the breaking of a cable on a major new bridge he was helping to construct, the...

26 Mar 2015 - 10:28pm

Ukraine dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting, hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor.

26 Mar 2015 - 10:33pm

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