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Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Mar 28, 2015

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps on Tuesday, and it would be difficult — even counterproductive — for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty governing ...

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Elite Iranian guards training Yemen's Houthis -U.S. officials

Mar 28, 2015

Elite Iranian guards training Yemen's Houthis -U.S. officials

The United States is increasingly concerned about training by Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards for the Houthi rebels in Yemen, where Shiite militias continue to make territorial gains despite airstrikes by neighboring Saudi Arabia. U.S. officials said Tehran’s direct involvement with the Houthis was limited ...

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Mar 28, 2015

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

A California jury on Friday cleared the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims that had been brought against it by a former female partner in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

Mar 28, 2015

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

A Colorado woman accused of cutting the unborn baby from an expectant mother’s belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being. Prosecutors did not explain ...

Mar 27, 2015

Frenchman fights for Gabon gorilla haven

by Celia Lebur

Hearing the dreaded sound of human footsteps, three enormous gorillas jump down from the branches of central Gabon’s lush rain forests and rush off into the distance. To photographer and wildlife lover Max Hurdebourcq, who spends half his year living alone in the heart ...