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Turkey passes tough new security law, raising fears of election crackdowns

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By Jonny Hogg and Gulsen Solaker ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament overwhelmingly passed a security law on Friday to broaden police powers and allow the use of firearms against demonstrators, deepening fears of crackdowns on dissent ahead of parliamentary elections. The legislation has sparked fierce criticism...(more) 



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Germanwings co-pilot had suffered depression: report

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The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday. The co-pilot sought psychiatric help for "a bout of heavy depression" in 2009 and was still getting...(more) 



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Republican-controlled Senate approves budget plan

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The contours of the 2016 campaign season was on display during Senate debate on the budget resolution.         



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Lifeless Uzbek election hides power struggle

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But does lifeless Uzbek election hide power struggle? 



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Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode: Bild newspaper

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday.  



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How Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1

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SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and the team is fully expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the...(more) 



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Police say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say at least 10 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh. 



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Raw: NYC Building Collapse Caught on Camera

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A New York Fire Department camera caught the moment that a New York building collapsed on Thursday. An apparent gas explosion destroyed the building, injuring 19 people. (March 27)          



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Economy in the dumps, Burundi students hunger for change

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Like most students in Burundi, Serge Claver Nzisabira can barely make ends meet, even when he shares a miniscule two-room address with four others in a Bujumbura suburb. "In 2012, when I arrived here, life was a little more affordable than today," said Nzisabira, aged 25,...(more) 



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Police probe Alps jet crash co-pilot

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German police seize possessions of a co-pilot who apparently crashed his plane in the Alps killing all 150 people on board, as they investigate possible motives. 



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VIDEO: Ferocious fire causes New York chaos

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A building has collapsed and another is on fire in New York City after an apparent explosion. 




Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. 



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