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Aid worker watches temple crumble during Nepalese earthquake

By Leigh Jones & Daniel James Devine
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Disaster | UPDATE: Mark Thrall, an aid worker based in Kathmandu, said his family was safe but asked for prayer for the country after the earthquake that struck…

Midday Roundup: U.S. kills American hostage in al-Qaeda strike

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hostage deaths. A U.S. counterterrorism strike killed two Western hostages earlier this year, the White House said today. The military did not…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda seizes Yemeni airport, port, and oil terminal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Overrun. Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed one of the country’s major airports today, taking control of the site with little resistance from government…

Globe Trot: Iraqis uncover mass graves of ISIS victims in Tikrit

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forensic teams have begun exhuming mass graves in Tikrit, the city recaptured from Islamic State this month. The graves contain the…

Can better regulations prevent pilot suicide?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As search and recovery teams continue to comb the mountainside in the French Alps where a suicidal pilot crashed a Germanwings jet last month, aviation…

Midday Roundup: Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit security

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Search history. Prosecutors have found Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz researched suicide and cockpit door security before he deliberately crashed Flight…

A ‘grossly un-German’ act

By Sophia Lee
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Disaster | The American wife of a German Lufthansa pilot shares her perspective on the effect the Germanwings crash has had on the country

Midday Roundup: NSA gate-crashers stole car, took wrong turn

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lapse in judgment. The two men who crashed through the front gate of the National Security Agency (NSA) Monday had stolen a car after a wild night in a hotel,

Midday Roundup: Co-pilot who crashed flight had suicidal past

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadly secret. The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps last week received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years…

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

Globe Trot: Mental illness spreads in Syria after trauma of long war

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: It’s no surprise Syrians are suffering an epidemic of mental illness following four years of civil war and terrorism. In Iraq, too, I met desperate…

 
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