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European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the 27-year-old German co-pilot who deliberately crashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside, according to a French police official.

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Meet the most beautiful man and woman ever

A computer programme that is 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.

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Depressed pilots ‘should not be banned’

Pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying commercial jets, according to a leading British psychiatrist, in a warning against a knee-jerk reaction to the French Alps air disaster.

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Jamie Oliver in food education plea over child obesity levels

Jamie Oliver is launching a global petition calling for all children to be given food education. The TV chef said it was shocking that global obesity has doubled since 1980 and action needs to be taken to tackle the problem.

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Call to let victims seek redress for child abuse images

Child sex abuse victims should be allowed to seek compensation from those found in possession of online images of that abuse, children’s charities have said.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Actress takes matters into her own bare hands

AUSTRALIA: In an act of defiance against hackers, one actress has taken matters into her own hands by posting nude photos of herself online.

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Efforts to beat ebola intensify

The West African countries hit hardest by ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.

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Study warns of E.coli risk for swimmers

Sea swimmers, surfers and water skiers may be at risk of picking up antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a British study suggests.

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Two bodies found three days after New York gas explosion

Two bodies were found yesterday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings last week, leaving 22 injured, and officials were working to determine if they were those of two men unaccounted for, police said.

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Nicolas Sarkozy leads party to elections win

The far-right National Front has strengthened its presence in France’s grassroots politics in a second round of local elections that exit polls showed was won by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservatives.

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Electrodes in brain to target anorexia

A British woman has had electrodes placed deep inside her brain in an experimental operation to help cure her of anorexia. She had wires carrying electricity connected to parts of her brain that register her feeling of reward when she eats.

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Former Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew is laid to rest

Singaporeans bade farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew yesterday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogised the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.

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20% of school staff face false allegations from pupils

More than one in five school staff in Britain and Northern Ireland have had a false allegation made against them by a pupil, a survey has found.

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Boko Haram advances as Nigerian voting continues

Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting yesterday in certain areas that suffered technical glitches.

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Suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

Tunisia’s prime minister said yesterday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.

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Canadian plane crash lands in storm

An Air Canada plane made an abrupt landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada officials said yesterday. They said 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

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Russian scientists unearth new species of dinosaur

Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of dinosaur which roamed the earth 100 million years ago.

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Different is good, Angelina Jolie tells youngsters

The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids’ Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie’s message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck. 

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