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Exclusive: Lion Air pilots scoured handbook in minutes before crash - sources

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189 people on board, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.


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Posted 2019/03/20 15:32:12

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

Alphabet unit Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday, its third large EU antitrust penalty in two years marking the company's decade-long regulatory battle in Europe.


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Posted 2019/03/20 15:23:36

Ford adds production of electric vehicles at second North American site

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is adding production of a fully electric vehicle at a second North American plant as part of its $11 billion investment plan set last year.


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Posted 2019/03/20 15:10:16

Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling

Shares in Germany's Bayer's fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer.


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Posted 2019/03/20 15:10:14

Rumors of UK PM May speech on Wednesday: newspaper political editor

There are unconfirmed rumors Prime Minister Theresa May will give a speech outside her Downing Street residence on Wednesday evening, the political editor of the Independent newspaper said on Twitter.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:58:14

Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic given life in prison

U.N. judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal, ending one of the most momentous trials over massacres and other atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:54:42

Battle for last Islamic State enclave edges toward its end

The operation to take Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria looked close to an end on Wednesday, with no sign of clashes as U.S.-backed fighters said they were combing the area for hidden jihadists.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:50:30

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia investigation

The world's biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities to the Ethiopian disaster.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:48:18

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honored in death

The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:48:18

No-deal Brexit expected to have significant impact: UK minister

The impact of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is expected to be significant in many areas, junior Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:44:26

Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby.


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Posted 2019/03/20 14:36:26

New Zealand begins funerals for mosque shooting victims, PM visits school

The bodies of victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday - the first burials of the 50 victims.


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Posted 2019/03/20 09:16:29

Haka ring out as New Zealand deals with trauma of shootings

Members of rival New Zealand gangs gathered in unity on Wednesday to slap their thighs, thump their chests and stick out their tongues in a traditional Maori haka to commemorate the victims of last week's mass shootings in Christchurch.


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Posted 2019/03/20 09:16:29

British PM May to request short delay to Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May will request a short delay to Brexit on Wednesday after her failure to get a divorce deal ratified left the United Kingdom's divorce from the European Union in turmoil.


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Posted 2019/03/20 09:02:08

Former Conservative leader warns PM May that Brexit delay would cause problems

A delay to Brexit creates problems and can only be justified if British Prime Minister Theresa May can change her withdrawal deal, former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/03/20 08:40:44

Mozambique starts three days of mourning after cyclone kills hundreds

Mozambique started three days of national mourning on Wednesday after powerful cyclone winds and flooding killed hundreds of people and left a massive trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.


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Posted 2019/03/20 08:33:22

Czech PM: we are ready to support delay of Brexit

The Czech Republic may support a delay to the date of Brexit at the upcoming European Council meeting, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/03/20 08:23:04

EU can not budge any more on Brexit, says Juncker before summit

The European Union has done a lot to accommodate Britain over Brexit and can go no further, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he played down hopes of a breakthrough at this week's EU summit.


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Posted 2019/03/20 08:15:38

British PM May will not request long delay to Brexit: Downing Street source

British Prime Minister Theresa May will not request a long delay to Brexit and there is a case for giving parliament a little more time to agree a way forward, a Downing Street source said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/03/20 07:54:32

Islamic State fighters pinned on Syrian riverbank, warplanes fly above

Warplanes flew near Baghouz in eastern Syria early on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said, as the final remnants of the Islamic State group held a narrow strip of land along the Euphrates in a last-ditch defense of its dwindling territory.


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Posted 2019/03/20 07:52:24