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Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009.

Germanwings co-pilot may have hidden evidence of illness, German prosecutors reveal

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain.

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Reports say that Andreas Lubitz, the 27 year old co-pilot on the Germanwings flight, took a six-month break during his training because of psychological problems.

Mental issue does not disqualify pilots forever

A mental breakdown or a period of depression would not necessarily preclude a pilot from flying a plane in the future, according to European rules.

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Irish model of two crew on deck to be Europe’s standard

Many airlines worldwide have begun to adopt rules similar to those put in place by the Irish Aviation Authority a decade ago to ensure there are always two crew members on the flight decks of passenger jets while airborne.

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Producer in Jeremy Clarkson case ‘will not press charges’

The Top Gear producer attacked by Jeremy Clarkson in a fracas which cost the BBC presenter his job has said he does not want to press charges against his former colleague.

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Knox’s murder conviction overturned

Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Facebook drones to beam internet to entire world

Facebook has completed its first test of a solar-powered drone that carries internet signal in the skies above the UK, the social network’s chief Mark Zuckerberg has announced.

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Lufthansa could face heavy liabilities

Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes for the passengers who died on Tuesday when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine mountain, some aviation lawyers said.

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Cartels funded DEA agents’ sex parties

US Drug Enforcement Administration agents had alleged “sex parties” with prostitutes over several years, a report stemming from a review of allegations of misconduct by several DEA agents in Colombia said.

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Saturday nights in are the most dangerous time to be at home according to a recent study.

QUIRKY WORLD ... Be careful, this evening is an accident waiting to happen

BRITAIN: Saturday evening is the most dangerous time to be at home, with four accidents in the UK every second, a study has found.

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