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Video from inside crash plane 'exists'

Two European newspapers, Bild and Paris Match claimed this morning that footage of the scene on board the Germanwings plane which crashed last week exists. The footage was taken on mobile phone and shows screaming passengers in a panic. Copies...

  • Anne Frank 'died on earlier date'

    New research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the famed Second World War diarist is likely to have died earlier than previously thought. The conclusion was published today, on the 70th anniversary of the official date of the deaths of...

  • Solar plane stops in China

    Solar plane stops in China

    The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in China today, completing the fifth leg of its round the world attempt. The 35,000 km journey is seeking to demonstrate that flying long distances fuelled by renewable energy is possible. The...

  • Madonna backs new streaming service

    Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-list musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. The membership-based service - similar to subscription service...

  • US-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

    US-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was all smiles as he spoke to earth from the International Space Station which he described as "like coming to my old home". Kelly is on a one-year mission, the first of its kind, with plans for important research that...

  • Briton admits US terror charges

    A mentally ill British man has pleaded guilty to US charges he plotted to set up an al Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon. Haroon Aswat admitted he travelled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa,...

  • ‘Germanwings co-pilot had suicidal tendencies’

    ‘Germanwings co-pilot had suicidal tendencies’

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said yesterday. “Several years ago before obtaining his pilot’s licence...

  • Western Libyan rocket strike kills one foreigner, wounds eight people

    Western Libyan rocket strike kills one foreigner, wounds eight people

    A Filipino was killed and eight people were wounded when a rocket likely to have targeted a refinery hit the western Libyan town of Zawiya, a Libyan official said yesterday. Town council head Mohamed Khadrawi said the wounded comprised three...

  • ‘Greece has to flesh out reformto get more aid’

    ‘Greece has to flesh out reformto get more aid’

    Greece’s biggest creditor Germany said yesterday that the eurozone would give Athens no further financial aid until it has a more detailed list of reforms and some are enacted into law, adding to scepticism over plans presented last week. A senior...

  • British Parliament dissolved, election campaign is now on

    British Parliament dissolved, election campaign is now on

    Campaigning in Britain’s closest election in decades began yesterday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her Parliament had been dissolved, teeing up for a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy. Cameron made...

  • Pakistan joins Saudi coalition against Yemen Houthi rebels

    Pakistan joins Saudi coalition against Yemen Houthi rebels

    Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia to give military support to a coalition of mainly Gulf states fighting Yemeni Houthi rebels, a senior government official said yesterday. Largely Sunni Muslim Pakistan - a regional ally of Saudi Arabia,...

  • Iran and six powers entrenched as clock ticks to nuclear deadline

    Iran and six powers entrenched as clock ticks to nuclear deadline

    Iran and six major powers struggled yesterday to reach an initial nuclear accord as “gloom” set in , with both sides sticking to their positions a day before a self-imposed deadline. For days Iran, the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and...

  • Window to the outside world

    Window to the outside world

    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...

  • Director Gene Saks dies

    Director Gene Saks dies

    Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed up with playwright Neil Simon on hit Broadway shows and movie productions such as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs, has died. He was 93. Saks, who won three Tony Awards for his direction,...

  • Singer Greenbaum in critical condition after car accident

    Singer Greenbaum in critical condition after car accident

    Norman Greenbaum, the singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit Spirit in the Sky, is in a critical condition after a car accident that killed a motorcyclist in his Northern California home city. Greenbaum, 72, who wrote and sang the hit song and...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A computer programme usually used to draw up e-fits of wanted criminals has been used to create the faces of the most beautiful man and woman in the world. The pictures are the result of a two-month-long study led by Dr Chris Solomon, a world...

  • McDonald's starts table service in Germany

    McDonald's Corp is introducing table service in Germany as it reinvents itself as a "modern, progressive burger company" under new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook. Diners at its Frankfurt Airport restaurant in Germany, one of the company's...

  • One dead, one hurt as car is used to ram US spy agency gates

    One dead, one hurt as car is used to ram US spy agency gates

    Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when they tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the National Security Agency, news reports said. Federal law enforcement officials told...

  • Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Casablanca after bomb threat

    A Turkish Airlines flight carrying more than 250 people en route to Brazil was forced to change course and land in Casablanca today after a bomb threat, the airline's second scare in two days. Flight TK15 had departed from Istanbul and was headed...

  • Germanwings pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies - prosecutor

    Germanwings pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies - prosecutor

    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors have said. Dusseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received...

  • Iran nuclear talks in final stretch

    Iran nuclear talks in final stretch

    The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers are fast approaching the deadline for an agreement aimed at finally ending Tehran's nuclear standoff with the west. The ministers have been in marathon negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland to...