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European airlines switch to two-man rule following Germanwings crash

European airlines switch to two-man rule following Germanwings crash

Thomas Cook, Virgin Air, EasyJet and Norwegian declared that they are switching procedures to require two persons at all times in jetliner cockpits. This follows post-911 procedure for U.S. airlines.

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Plane crashes near Flushing, Michigan

Plane crashes near Flushing, Michigan

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Boston Logan Airport struggles to open

Boston Logan Airport struggles to open

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Why does God permit tragedies like the nightclub fire in Brazil?

Why does God permit tragedies like the nightclub fire in Brazil?

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Hurricane Sandy aid shouldn't discriminate against religion

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Hurricane aftermath: No food or help for survivors on Coney Island

Hurricane aftermath: No food or help for survivors on Coney Island

Desperate New Yorkers without food and warm clothing are defecating in their apartment hallways.

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Pope prays for victims of Hurricane Sandy

Pope also prayed that Catholic university rectors would be reinforced in their 'sense of belonging to the Church."

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Deadly refinery explosions cause panic in Venezuela

Deadly refinery explosions cause panic in Venezuela

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Catholic priests of Titanic disaster remembered

Catholic priests of Titanic disaster remembered

The three priests, including one now known as a martyr, offered spiritual comfort to fellow passengers on the doomed ship. They, along with 1500 others, perished in the icy Atlantic in 1912.

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Concordia wreck yields heroine who gave up her lifejacket to a passenger

Concordia wreck yields heroine who gave up her lifejacket to a passenger

Erika Soria Molina, from Peru, is heralded as a heroine in her native country.

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Cherchez la femme: mystery woman emerges from Costa Concordia wreck

Cherchez la femme: mystery woman emerges from Costa Concordia wreck

Photographed in the company of disgraced Capt Francesco Schettino, Domnica Cemortan comes clean about their relationship and the wreck of the Costa Concordia.

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Doomed young woman bids mother farewell from Costa Concordia

Doomed young woman bids mother farewell from Costa Concordia

Angela Castellani and her husband, faced with death, considered throwing themselves into the sea. Angela called her mother, and the two prayed together before the end.

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Costa Concordia chaplain reports crewmembers aided passengers

Costa Concordia chaplain reports crewmembers aided passengers

Cruise chaplain Fr Raffaele Mallena saw crewmembers rush to aid passengers on the sinking Costa Concordia. Thousands of passengers still in shelters.

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Haiti: two years after quake, thousands still in tents

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Japan's tsunami debris heads towards North America

Japan's tsunami debris heads towards North America

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Disaster risk awareness key to preventing casualties, says UN ambassador

Better disaster risk preparations may have helped avert casualties when tropical storm Washi slammed into the Philippines this month, a United Nations champion for disaster risk reduction said today.

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Shock the monkey! Japan uses primates as radiation detectors

Shock the monkey! Japan uses primates as radiation detectors

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Water for elephants needed in parched Zimbabwe

Water for elephants needed in parched Zimbabwe

It is time of the annual migration as elephants seek water and find none. Death on the savanna.

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Earthquake strikes Turkey again

Earthquake strikes Turkey again

A tremor registering 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Turkey overnight. Over 100 people are missing and 7 are dead. An earthquake on Oct. 23 claimed over 600 lives.

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