1. Pilot’s fateful words before crash of Flight 9525
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-30 at 00:37:06

A leaked transcript of the last minutes of the crashed Germanwings flight reveals the moment Captain Patrick Sondenheimer left the cockpit, and his frantic efforts to get back in.

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2. Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-30 at 00:54:03

Latest attack on country’s independent writers follows similar killing in February of American atheist bloggerA blogger has been hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh, in the latest brutal attack on the country’s independent writers, a senior o...

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3. What is the secret of Singapore’s success?
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-30 at 02:39:02

What is the secret of Singapore's success?

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4. Iran nuclear talks near key deadline
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-30 at 03:19:39

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

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5. Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Premier, Is Convicted of Fraud
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-30 at 02:24:40

The charges related to a case involving an American businessman, whose testimony in a Jerusalem court in 2008 was instrumental in the former leader’s downfall.

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6. Apple’s Tim Cook calls out ‘religious freedom’ laws as discriminatory
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-30 at 03:46:02

US laws enabling discrimination against LGBT people ‘rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear’, says Apple chief Continue reading...

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8. Singapore police arrest 17-year-old over critical Lee Kuan Yew video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-30 at 02:15:46

Amos Yee uploaded eight-minute video Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead! and claimed others were scared to speak out against late founding prime minister Continue reading...

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9. French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-30 at 01:01:40

Paris (AFP) - France's ruling Socialists took a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that saw major gains for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections.

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10. Syria launches cigar business as war rolls on
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-30 at 00:30:59

In Syria's northeastern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year. The workers are employed by Syria's state-run Gene...

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11. Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-30 at 02:20:18

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?

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12. Decorated military dog Sarbi, survivor of Afghanistan horror, dies of brain tumour
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-30 at 02:10:09

The explosives detection dog that was thought lost after fierce fighting in 2008 reappeared more than a year later Continue reading...

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13. Germanwings crash: forensic teams identify 78 DNA strands from remains
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-30 at 00:57:21

Rescuers still to find plane’s flight data recorder, leading to growing calls for caution in blaming co-pilot Andreas Lubitz for deliberately downing the aircraftForensic teams have identified 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts spread across the re...

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14. DR Congo chef reaches stardom after return to roots
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-30 at 01:02:21

Kinshasa (AFP) - Racism and the financial meltdown kept Congolese master chef Christian Yumbi down and out in Belgium. Back at home, the gourmet innovator has finally won the stardom he fought for.

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15. Warnie to critics: ‘Get stuffed’
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-30 at 01:02:59

Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket's World Cup final in which he repeatedly quizzed players about their drinking plans.

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16. Ground offensive looms for Yemen
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-30 at 00:16:44

Ground offensive looms for Yemen

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18. Bergdahl’s ‘whistleblower’ claim disputed
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-30 at 02:40:04

U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging "whistleblower" defense being prepared for him makes no sense.

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19. Tense Nigeria awaits election result
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-30 at 03:46:52

Nigeria's election body is expected to announce the first results of Saturday's keenly contested presidential poll.

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20. Red skies and abandoned ostriches: the fallout from Fukushima – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-30 at 00:00:10

With scarred skies, scratched negatives, shots of shattered railways and dead wildlife, Japanese photographers respond to the tragic events of 11 March 2011, when an earthquake led to a tsunami and nuclear reactor leak Continue reading...

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