• Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash: Bild

    A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the…

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  • Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. In an unprecedented…

  • Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6

    By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict on April 6, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among a group of 10 prisoners, mostly…

  • Religious Freedom Act: Are businesses becoming more socially conscious?

    As a growing cadre of CEOs and leaders of the nation’s most powerful businesses continue to come down hard on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act this week, many see a shift not only in ideas about corporate responsibility, but in the ways in which more corporations are speaking out…

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  • Defense rests in Boston Marathon Bombing trial. How successful have they been?

    The defense rested its case in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today after calling only four witnesses over the course of two days.

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  • In historic first, Nigeria's former dictator Buhari beats incumbent president

    In a statement released just before the final result was announced, Mr. Buhari gave thanks to the Nigerian people for choosing him and said that President Goodluck Jonathan had called to congratulate him. Buhari is due to make an acceptance speech later tonight. The win was historic: Buhari is…

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  • Lessons from Germanwings crash on mental disability

    “If only he had received help from someone.” 

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  • Gaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debris

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist.

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  • Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new leader says the nation has put a one-party state behind it and embraced democracy with his election.

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  • State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

    An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the centralPacific leaving at least five dead and extensive damage. Crops were ruined and water supplies contaminated, with fears people faced starvation if they did not get…

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  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy. Several thousand people at the Taiwanese-owned Pou Yuen factory in southern Ho Chi Minh City began the…

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  • Hard money, soft standards? Tough questions for China's new bank

    China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank, but analysts say authoritarian Beijing now faces a daunting task managing a multilateral institution for the first time, with members ranging from the Netherlands to Nepal. By…

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  • S. Korea indicts US envoy attacker for attempted murder

    South Korean prosecutors formally charged the man who injured US ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack with attempted murder on Wednesday, despite his denials of any intention to kill. Lippert, 42, suffered deep gashes to his cheek and hand when he was assaulted by knife-wielding nationalist…

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  • International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority has become a member of the International Criminal Court and is marking the momentous occasion with a low-key ceremony at the court's headquarters.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin reaches 50 goals for 6th time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways opponents try to stop him.

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  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally join the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.

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  • Nuclear talks to resume as Russia, Iran eye breakthrough

    Russia and Iran claimed a breakthrough in talks on a framework deal cutting back Tehran's nuclear programme, but the US denied everything had been agreed as discussions were due to resume Wednesday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russian media that global powers had reached "an…

  • South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.

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