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Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

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DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. | Video

Yemen Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air strikes

ADEN - Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. | Video

Yemen, World 12:17am GMT

Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks - U.S.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme have been "tough and very serious" and the next few days will show whether Tehran is ready to make the necessary hard decisions, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

World, Middle East 27 Mar 2015

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

ROME - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, fully acquitted her of the charge.

12:08am GMT

Fed's Yellen sees gradual rate hikes starting this year

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the U.S. central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year, even before inflation and wages have returned to health, but emphasized the return to normal interest rates will be gradual.

27 Mar 2015

Nigerians vote in first genuine contest since end of dictatorship

ABUJA - Nigerians vote on Saturday in what looks set to be the first genuine electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999, one in which an opposition aspirant has a fighting chance of unseating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

World, Middle East, Africa 12:13am GMT

Carney says Bank of England rates likely to rise, contrasts with Haldane

FRANKFURT - The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday, underscoring his difference of view with the Bank's chief economist.

27 Mar 2015

British Ebola patient cured after experimental treatment

LONDON - A 25-year-old British military nurse who was the first person in the world to be treated for Ebola with the experimental drug MIL 77 was discharged from hospital on Friday, London's Royal Free Hospital said.

27 Mar 2015

Labour kicks off election campaign with focus on healthcare

LONDON - Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband launched his bid to become Britain's next prime minister on Friday with a plan to protect the treasured but expensive National Health Service and a swipe at private businesses that profit from the state-funded system.

UK, New 27 Mar 2015

Greek government denies finance minister's resignation

ATHENS - Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper.

27 Mar 2015
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