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Daughter beats father in feud at shareholder's meeting

27 March 2015, 14:47

A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father's attempt to oust her.

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Flooding in Chilean desert region kills 6

27 March 2015, 13:25

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile has killed six people and left 19 missing, officials say, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

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Germanwings captain tried to smash into cockpit with axe: Bild

27 March 2015, 12:04

The captain locked out of the cockpit of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps used an axe to try and force his way back in, German daily Bild said, citing security sources.

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Indian village bans kissing in public

27 March 2015, 10:42

An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

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Mad, sad or bad: The psychology of murder-suicide

27 March 2015, 08:37

Questions to University College London psychology professor Lorraine Sherr on the likely state of mind of the Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately downing a plane with 150 people on board.

Lioness kept as pet in Pakistan gives birth

27 March 2015, 07:21

An African lioness kept as a pet in central Pakistan has given birth to a litter of 5 cubs.

Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

27 March 2015, 07:21

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, say those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager.

Germanwings co-pilot lived quiet life

27 March 2015, 07:20

The co-pilot believed to have deliberately brought down the Germanwings plane in the French Alps grew up in the small town of Montabaur in western Germany and lived later in a flat in Dusseldorf.

Living maggots found inside man's nose

26 March 2015, 20:57

A 65-year-old man was found with living maggots inside his nose after suffering from a week long nose bleed.

"Suicide' pilot seemed happy

26 March 2015, 17:30

Hometown flight club members says co-pilot blamed in Alps crash was happy with Germanwings job.

Wife attacks teacher in class for sleeping with husband

26 March 2015, 17:30

A wife has attacked a teacher in-front of her class for sleeping with her husband.

Pilot intentionally brought down plane: Prosecutor

26 March 2015, 14:33

The co-pilot "voluntarily" initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps and refused to open the door to the pilot who was outside the cockpit, the lead investigator said.

Woman to shave beards for anniversary

26 March 2015, 14:33

A woman says she will shave her beards in preparation for her fifth marriage anniversary.

Priest performs exorcism on devil possessed woman

26 March 2015, 12:03

A 22-year-old woman from Argentina who was possessed with demons led to a priest performing exorcism to remove evil from her.

US denies young Mexican visa for transplant treatment in US

26 March 2015, 10:53

US twice denies young Mexican visa for desperately needed transplant treatment at Mayo Clinic.

US strikes ISIS forces in Tikrit

26 March 2015, 09:47

The US and its allies have launched airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Tikrit, in support of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the northern city from Islamist militants.

Pilot ‘locked out of cockpit’ before plane crash

26 March 2015, 08:41

One of the two pilots on a doomed Germanwings flight was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, a source close to the investigation says.

Woman posts a video of her pole dancing with her baby

26 March 2015, 07:27

Viewers were outraged when a video surfaced online of a mother doing a pole dancing routine with her child strapped to her back.

Neighbour smears dog feaces on woman's face

25 March 2015, 17:40

A 57-year-old woman allegedly smeared dog poop on her neighbours face due to a a disagreement the two were having.

BBC sacks "Top Gear" presenter Clarkson

25 March 2015, 17:41

The BBC said it would not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely-popular but divisive presenter of its motoring programme "Top Gear" after what it called an unprovoked physical attack on a producer.

Man wakes up with no penis

25 March 2015, 16:08

A 53-year-old man is suing a medical facility after he went in for a kidney operation but woke up with his penis amputated.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

25 March 2015, 13:01

Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said Wednesday that the plane of its Germanwings subsidiary that crashed in the French Alps was "in perfect condition".

German plane’s ‘black box’ damaged

25 March 2015, 11:33

The cockpit voice recorder found in the wreckage of the crashed German jetliner has been badly damaged, but a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact may still hold vital clues about the crash.

Australians on Indonesia death row submit appeal evidence

25 March 2015, 11:10

Lawyers for two Australian drug smugglers facing execution in Indonesia have submitted evidence to a court as part of the men's latest attempt to avoid the firing squad.

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