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Germanwings Crash Co-Pilot Seemed Like a 'Normal Guy,' Fellow Pilot Says


Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images(DÜSSELDORF, Germany) -- A German pilot who recently flew with the co-pilot accused by French prosecutors of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane said he seemed like a "normal guy," and he "had plans for the futur

6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern Chile


Tomislav Zivkovic/iStock/Thinkstock(SANTIAGO, Chile) – Parts of Northern Chile were rocked by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Saturday.The quake struck 25 miles northeast of Calama at 12:35 p.m. local time, near Chile’s border with Bolivia, acco

British Police Taser Knife-wielding Robber in Harrowing Surveillance Video


Wiltshire Police(WILTSHIRE, England) -- Harrowing surveillance video shows police tasering a knife-wielding man as he tried to rob a British supermarket. Wiltshire Police released the video Friday, the same day they said James Lewis was sentenced to three

Amanda Knox 'Grateful' Conviction Overturned


ABC News(SEATTLE) -- After Italy's highest court decided to overturn Amanda Knox's reconviction in connection with her roommate's slaying, Knox said late Friday she was still processing the court's decision. "I just wanted to say that I am incredibly grat

Deadly Hotel Siege Ends in Somalia


alexis84/iStock/Thinkstock(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- A deadly attack at a hotel in Somali’s capital has ended after 12 hours. Government officials said on Saturday they have taken back control of the hotel where gunman were held up for more than 12 hou

US Embassy in Iraq Denies Reports of Coalition Airstrike Mistakenly Hitting Iraq


Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- The U.S. embassy in Iraq on Friday denied Iraqi media reports that a coalition airstrike mistakenly struck Iraqi troops in Tikrit."We are aware of Iraqi media reports of casualties among Iraqi Security Forces in

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Never Submitted Sick Note, Airline Says


Getty Images(DUSSELORF, Germany) -- The airline whose plane crashed in the French Alps never received the sick note that investigators found torn up in the apartment of the co-pilot who allegedly hid an illness from his employers before allegedly causing

US Helicopter Recovers Pair of Saudi Pilots After Fighter Jet Crash


Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(DJIBOUTI) -- A U.S. helicopter recovered a pair of Saudi pilots whose fighter jet had crashed in the Gulf of Aden on Friday.A U.S. official confirmed that the Saudi plane, a F-15, had gone down due to mechanical issues while pa

Amanda Knox's Conviction Overturned by Italy's Highest Court


ABC(ROME) -- Italy's highest court decided Friday to overturn Amanda Knox's reconviction in connection with her roommate's slaying, meaning that she will not be sent back to prison.Knox's mother confirmed to ABC News that her daughter's conviction has bee

European Aviation Regulator, Lufthansa Look into Two-Person Rule for Cockpits


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of the Germanwings plane crash earlier this week, both the European Aviation Safety Agency and Lufthansa are looking into mandating two people be in a plane's cockpit at all times.The Germanwings plane crashed Tu

Duchess Kate Middleton Makes Last Public Appearance Before Maternity Leave


Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate Middleton stepped out in a hot pink coat Friday at what could be her final public appearance before she gives birth to her second child, which is due next month.The duchess, 33, was joined by h

People Flock to See Jesus' Face on Hillside in Colombia


iStock/Thinkstock(BOGOTA, Colombia) -- Many say you can see the face of Jesus in nature, but locals in a small town in Colombia are claiming that literally.Both the faithful and opportunistic are flocking to see what they claim is an image of Jesus' face

In Joseph Kony Hunt, US Courts Defectors with Pop Music


STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Three and a half years after President Obama sent 100 special operations troops to Africa to help root out Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony -- so far unsuccessfully -- the broader U.S.-supported

Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Had Hidden Illness; No Suicide Note Found


Adam Berry/Getty Images(DUESSELDORF, Germany) — There are indications that the co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft that crashed into the French Alps Tuesday hid an illness from his employers, German prosecutors said in a statement Friday morning.In

Australia Museum Offers Nude Art Tours of Exhibition for Exhibitionists


National Gallery of Australia(CANBERRA, Australia) — There's plenty of beautiful nude art worth viewing. But is it worth viewing art in the nude?If ticket sales are any indication, it seems so. For three days the National Gallery of Australia w

Saudis Lead Coalition Against Shiite Rebels in Yemen


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Saudi Arabia is leading a military offensive against the Shiite Houthi rebel group that has taken over large areas of Yemen while Egypt says it's prepared to join the Saudis and other Arab nations in what's been deemed

Iraqi Forces Repel ISIS Counterattacks


Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- Iraqi forces were able to repel a number of ISIS attacks this week, despite the fact that much of the attention has been on the Iraqi attempt to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS militants.The U.S.-led coalitio

Pope Francis Surprises Homeless Visitors During Private Vatican Tour


neneos/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) -- The Vatican opened its doors Thursday to the homeless of St. Peter's Square, allowing the people who usually only see its steps outside to observe its beauty inside, and be greeted by Pope Francis himsel