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UK should cut aid to Nepal

Jokh and his granddaughter Kamala travel along dirt tracks in remote Nepal to an eye clinic to get his cataract treated.

Britain should cut its 86m pound aid budget for Nepal unless the country acts to combat "endemic" corruption.

'Clue' found at Lubitz home video

Germany police remove a computer hard drive  from of the Montabaur home of the parents of Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot on Germanwings flight 4U9525.

Police searching the flat of pilot Andreas Lubitz believe they have made a 'significant' discovery.

Can you trust your pilot?

INVESTIGATION: German police officers shield a person leaving the house believed to belong to the parents of crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany.

Germanwings crash may be the fifth or sixth time a rogue pilot has killed everyone aboard.

CAA tightens flight deck policy video

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The Civil Aviation Authority changes flight deck procedures after Germanwings co-pilot killed 150.

Killer co-pilot 'didn't say a word'

MEMORIAL: A monument to honour the victims of Germanwings flight 4U9525 has been erected in front of the mountain where the plane crashed.

The silence in the cockpit during the last eight minutes of doomed Germanwings flight was broken only by the co-pilot's even breathing.

Co-pilot suffered 'burnout'

ON A MISSION TO DIE: Andreas Lubitz had suffered from burnout and depression a few years ago, but he had seemed fine at Christmas, family friends said.

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing of a Germanwings jet into French Alps may have had a brief, untreated bout of depression while undergoing pilot training.

Co-pilot 'wanted to crash' video

A picture from Facebook of a man believed to be 28-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed descent.

Bereaved families in French Alps

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH  French gendarmes and investigators, seen in this picture released by the French Interior Ministry March 26, 2015, make their way through debris from wreckage on the mountainside at the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes.  A young German co-pilot locked himself in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and flew it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, prosecutors said on Thursday. After listening to "black box" voice recordings, French prosecutors left no doubt that they believe 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz was in control of the Airbus A320 and set it on its fatal descent. They offered no explanation for his motive.  
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A mountain range looms over the field where the bereaved families gathered.

'Spider memos' to come out

PRINCE CHARLES: Prolific letter writer - but is it proper for a future king?

Private letters by Prince Charles to government ministers can be made public, which could be deeply embarrassing to the British throne.

Doorway to disaster on Flight 9525

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OPINION: The chilling part is this tragedy illustrates the ease with which the very devices created to make flights safer can be turned against their purpose.

Cockpit errors cause panic

WORRYING MOMENTS: The doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Pilot 'locked out of cockpit' video

CRASH SITE: A chunk of the plane lies on the rugged mountainside.

Pilot on doomed Germanwings jet was trying to "smash down cockpit door" as the plane crashed in the French Alps, killing all on board.

'I still think they're going to come back'

HALTERN, GERMANY - MARCH 25:  Pupils gather at the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school to pay tribute to 16 students and two teachers from the school who were on Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed yesterday in southern France on March 25, 2015 in Haltern, Germany. All 144 passengers and six flight crew are presumed dead and authorities are investigating the possible cause of the accident.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Many of the 16 children killed in the Alps had texted their friends before take-off to tell them how much they were looking forward to coming home.

British 'using Falklands for election gains'

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Britain's remark that Argentina remains a threat to the disputed Falkland Islands is baseless, Argentina says.

Jeremy Clarkson dropped over attack video

DROPPED: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

The BBC has dropped Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson after finding he had physically attacked a producer.

Wreckage search resumes

A rescue helicopter from the French Gendarmerie flies over the French Alps during a rescue operation near to the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015. An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren.    REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Helicopters surveying the scattered debris of a German jetliner lifted off at daybreak as investigators sought clues in the wreckage and the black box from the plane which slammed into the Alpine mountainside.

Italy court to rule on Knox

Amanda Knox has maintained her innocence over the murder of Meredith Kercher.

Italy's highest court expected to rule on whether to uphold conviction of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for killing of British student.

5 theories as to why jet crashed

GRIM MISSION: Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps on Tuesday.

Potential causes of the crash could include smoke in the cockpit, an electrical malfunction and structural failure.

Jordan, Russia sign nuclear deal

The Queensland Resources Council wants the State Government to reconsider its ban on uranium mining.

Jordan has signed a $13 billion deal with Russia to build the kingdom's first nuclear power plant.

Air travel safe and getting safer

The airline industry is doing a great job improving its safety.

Even as air travel is generally getting much safer - the odds of dying on a major airline flight are one in 4.7 million

'Strange sound' before plane crashed video

DEBRIS: Part of the wreck of an Airbus A320 is seen in the mountains, near Seyne-les-Alpes. The Airbus, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board, including 16 schoolchildren.

As hope fades of even finding bodies intact, residents of Seyne Les Alpes recount the noise of a Germanwings plane just before it slammed into a mountain.

Mystery of plane's eight-minute drop

A rescue helicopter from the French Gendarmerie hovers in front of the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015 in this still image taken from TV. The Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren.  REUTERS/BFM via Reuters TV   	 FRANCE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FRANCE

Ill-fated Germanwings jet made rapid descent without single mayday call - but why?

Germanwings has an excellent record

A general view of the airfiled at Duesseldorf International Airport in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Germanwings is a minnow of the budget airline world but its safety record had given little cause for concern until now.

Plane crashes in French Alps video

IN SHOCK:  Relatives of passengers of the Germanwings plane crashed in French Alps arrive at Barcelona's airport.

An Airbus jet with 150 passengers including 16 schoolchildren on board crashes in French Alps after sudden descent.

Teens weep for classmates on doomed plane video

MOURNING: A makeshift memorial  at the Joseph-Koenig Gymnasium in Haltern for the students killed in the Germanwings crash.

Students and teachers at a small-town German high school broke down in tears once they realised that 16 classmates and two teachers were on board an ill-fated Germanwings airplane that crashed in France on a flight to Duesseldorf.

How safe is the Airbus A320?

WORKHORSE OF THE SKY: A Germanwings and Lufthansa aircraft are parked on the apron at Dusseldorf airport.

You've most likely flown aboard an Airbus A320, the kind of jet that crashed in the French Alps with 150 people onboard.

Clashes rage in Ukrainian town

Fighters of the Azov Battalion cook food during a break in the town of Shyrokyne, eastern Ukraine,

The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here.

Trial by social media for Knox

Amanda Knox, left, and Raffaele Sollecito, are seen outside the rented house where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead in Perugia, Italy.

And public opinion could eventually have some bearing.

Surfers ride surging river wave video

River Severn surfers

No sandy beaches and crashing waves here. These surfers in the United Kingdom are hitting a naturally occurring wave in an estuary on the River Severn.

Richard III starts final journey video

The base of the skull of Richard III showing two potentially fatal injuries.

Dug out of a car park five centuries after his battlefield death, England's Richard III will soon receive a fitting burial.

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