• Co-pilot hid sick note for crash day

    Searches of Andreas Lubitz's homes had netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including “torn-up and current sick leave notices, among them one covering the day of the crash”, they said totay. Officers had on Thursday combed through a flat Andreas Lubitz kept in Duesseldorf as well as the house where he lived with his parents in the small western town of Montabaur. At a press conference last night, French prosecutor Brice Robin said co-pilot Lubitz 28, was alone in the cockpit and had locked out the pilot.

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  • European airlines told to have two in cockpit at all times

    Transport ministries and aviation authorities in Germany, Austria and Portugal announced earlier Friday that they would be requiring the adoption of the so-called "rule of two" which is already standard in the United States. The regulation would come into immediate effect for Portugal's national airline, TAP Portugal, Secretary of State for Transport Sergio Monteiro said. Air France and KLM followed suit saying in a statement that they would implement EASA's recommendation "as soon as possible".

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  • The place where all Australians are moving to

    The Sunshine State appears to be losing its shine, as its population growth slowed to its lowest rate in 15 years. Normally a popular destination to settle, Queensland is no longer the top spot for interstate migrants. According to the Australian Bureau of Statitics (ABS), Victoria recorded the biggest influx of Aussies moving interstate.

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  • Zayn Malik has 'misled' people around him

    People around Zayn Malik feel "misled". On Wednesday (25.03.15), the 22-year-old singer announced he was quitting One Direction for good, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", but was spotted heading into a recording studio yesterday, leading people around the star to feel confused about his real reasons for leaving the band. Since quitting the group, Zayn has given an extensive interview to The Sun newspaper, prompting speculation he may have had other reasons for leaving the band than those he's suggested.

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  • Greek reforms will put economy on track: Athens

    Greece said Friday the reform proposals it will soon present to its creditors will put the country's economy on track without the pain of austerity. The measures would also see the crisis-hit Greek economy grow by 1.4 percent this year, the document said. The government source also dismissed as "groundless" a report in Germany's Bild daily that Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis would soon resign.

    AFP
  • Dutch power restored after cut causes chaos

    A massive power cut caused chaos in and around the Dutch capital Amsterdam on Friday, including halting all flights at Schiphol International Airport before supplies were restored. "Normal electricity has been has been restored. Inbound flights are landing and outbound flights are taking off," Schiphol spokeswoman Inge van Rijn told AFP.

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  • 'Pimping out my girlfriend': Web fitness gurus locked in legal battle

    An Adelaide fitness guru says he makes thousands of dollars every month ‘pimping out’ his internet celebrity girlfriend on YouTube, a court has heard. The comments come from Harley Johnstone’s book Carb the F… Up: Follow Your Heart with No F…s Given, which has been tendered in court as evidence as part of an escalating legal battle between two Adelaide-based online fitness gurus, The Advertiser reports. “Yep, easy money isn’t it just for doing videos on health, sharks, bike stuff and pimping out my girlfriend ... hey, sex sells and so does the fear of sharks,” Johnstone wrote.

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  • Ambrose: Why I walked from V8s

    It was the decision that left V8 Supercars fans cold and stunned the racing grid. Marcos Ambrose, once the undisputed king of the category, was leaving the sport just two races into his long-awaited return. With the support of one of the world's racing titans, Roger Penske, and legendary touring car driver Dick Johnson, Ambrose occupied a privileged position.

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  • Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Interview

    If there’s anything a reporter should know by now, it’s that you don’t mess with Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately it seems Jonathon Hyla from The Project didn’t get the memo. After trying (and failing) to engage Blanchett in idle chit chat (he jokingly asked Blanchett if they could share a beer to break the ice) he was told off by the actress, who joked that one of them had to do their jobs.

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  • Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

    A massive asteroid, capable of wiping out an entire country, is on a near-collision route towards Earth. The 1000-metre wide mammoth asteroid has sparked fears of an unprecedented disaster, as it travels at a speed of more than 36,000km/h. Small meteorites pass by Earth regularly, but one of this size is an occurrence that only happens once in 5000 years.

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  • Adrian Bayley: An evil past revealed

    Barely eighteen and working her third shift as a street prostitute, 'Rebecca' thought life couldn't get any more grim.Then she met Adrian Ernest Bayley.It was late in the year 2000. Rebecca had turned to prostitution to fund her heroin addiction.One night

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  • Superhighway from Europe to the US planned

    According to a report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a very ambitious plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America. Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching about 20,000 kilometres. Oil and gas pipes would run alongside the highway, and plans have been mooted already for a rail tunnel connecting the far flung Russian region of Chukotka - where football tycoon Roman Abramovich once served as governor - and Alaska.

    Total Travel
  • Inner city apartment oversupply: Is it time to get nervous?

    Boy are the inner city apartment markets of Sydney and Melbourne behaving differently. Looking back a few years, following their post Global Financial Crisis downturn, the inner city apartment markets of both Sydney and Melbourne boomed, in part due to investor demand and in part helped by low stock levels. While limited new apartment stock was built in Sydney, Melbourne now has a significant inner city apartment market oversupply which is likely to cloud its market for a number of years yet.

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  • Ex-Clippers owner: Friend illegally put name on duplex deed

    The man who lost ownership of the LA Clippers because of racial remarks says the woman who recorded his offensive words got her name on a house he purchased because she's black and Hispanic. Donald Sterling testified Wednesday in a Los Angeles court during his wife's lawsuit that claims he was deceived into lavishing V. Stiviano with millions of dollars in gifts. Sterling says he paid for Stiviano's $1.8 million duplex because she's poor and her family is on welfare.

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  • Renault could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso

    Renault say they are reviewing all their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine. The French manufacturer has been at loggerheads with main partners Red Bull since Mercedes dominated the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15. Despite signs of improvement in Friday practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul was pulling no punches.

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  • Internet imposter catches John Howard off-guard

    Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was uncharacteristically caught unprepared on Thursday when he came face to face with a long-time Facebook friend. Fairfax reports the ex-PM was attending a leadership conference in Canberra when he was approach by the executive officer of the Steps Group Australia, Stuart Coward. The only problem - Mr Howard does not have a Facebook page and never has.

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  • We want to finish Taj: Oswals

    Pankaj and Radhika Oswal say they hope to return to Perth and finish their Indian palace-style home in Peppermint Grove. A day after the Shire of Peppermint Grove pushed ahead with plans to demolish the building known as Taj-on-Swan, Mrs Oswal's lawyer Rebekah Giles said she would resist the move. The Oswals have lived overseas since the high-profile collapse of Mr Oswal's ammonia empire in 2010.

    The West Australian
  • Depression, suicide and the workplace - Q&A

    Paris (AFP) - Expert opinions on the potential link between depression and the suspected mass murder-suicide of a Germanwings co-pilot who flew an Airbus into the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board:Q: What is the link between depression

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  • Close croc call for Kimberley snapper

    Jeremy Rooke is used to stalking some of the Kimberley's biggest and most deadly crocodiles, but last weekend he had a taste of his own medicine. Known as the Kimberley croc stalker, the Wyndham resident spends most of his spare time lurking at local waterways, photographing the ancient reptiles from afar. "On Saturday, I went to film crocs as usual," Mr Rooke said.

    The West Australian
  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

    Reuters