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Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

A bulldozer clearing a route to allow vehicular access to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in Seyne-les-Alpes.(AFP)
Berlin - 

The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.

Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

The body of Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is transferred atop a gun carriage as they leave Parliament House during a funeral procession in Singapore (AFP)
Singapore - 

More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity.

India to airlift citizens from Yemen

New Delhi - 

India said Sunday it was preparing to airlift stranded citizens from war-torn Yemen despite the bombing of the country's main international airport.

Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

A helicopter of the French gendarmerie flies over Seyne-les-Alpes near the site where a Germanwings flight crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard. (AFP)
Duesseldorf - 

The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper.

Nobel's will goes on display for first time

The testament of Alfred Nobel is displayed at the Nobel Museum in the Old Town of Stockholm (AFP)
Stockholm - 

Alfred Nobel's last will and testament, which played a pivotal role in Swedish history by creating the now-illustrious Nobel prizes, has gone on display for the first time in Stockholm.

Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home (AFP)

Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world

Rome - 

Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience.

Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane killing 150 people: Investigators

Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane killing 150 people: Investigators

Marignane, France - 

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have ‘deliberately’ crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said on Thursday, in revelations that sparked global shock.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), French President Francois Hollande (R) and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pay their respect to the victims in Seyne-les-Alpes (AFP)

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

Seyne - 

The leaders of France, Germany and Spain visited a makeshift rescue base near the Germanwings air crash site Wednesday, as investigators ramped up their probe into the mysterious disaster that killed 150.

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