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March 27, 2015 07:47
French gendarmes and investigators work amongst the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 26, 2015.(Reuters / Emmanuel Foudrot)
Germanwings’ Andreas Lubitz underwent psychiatric treatment - reports
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately bringing down the plane with 150 people on board, suffered depression and underwent psychiatric treatment, German media report.
A-10 Thunderbolt II attack plane. (Reuters / Kenn Mann) Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack planes buzz Poland
Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders will have a negative long-term impact.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (Reuters / SANA /  Handout via Reuters) Assad: Anti-ISIS coalition doesn’t want to get rid of Islamic State completely
The alliance of 60 countries declaring plans to finish off the Islamic State is not serious, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian media. Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to blackmail different countries, he said.
Canadian police suppress student demonstration in Quebec City. March 26, 2015 (Screenshot from Ruptly video) Canadian cops fire tear gas at student protesters’ faces (VIDEO)
Students in Quebec City were sprayed with tear gas by Canadian police after holding an ‘illegal’ gathering to protest the provincial budget. A brief scuffle broke out before law enforcement officers began randomly gassing the demonstrators.
Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Yemen's northwestern city of Saada March 26, 2015. (Reuters/Naiyf Rahma) 5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its conflicts
One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. RT explains the underlying reasons behind the nation's conflicts.
German police officers leave the house believed to belong to the parents of crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, March 26, 2015.(Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach) Germanwings co-pilot 'hid illness,' medical leave note from employers - prosecutors
Police have found a torn sick leave note for the date of the crashed Germanwings flight in the home of Andreas Lubitz, suspected of voluntarily bringing the plane down, Dusseldorf prosecutors say.
Screenshot from Ruptly video A man of steel & stone: Shaolin Kung-Fu master uses electric drill on his skull (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A Shaolin Kung-Fu master uses AN electric drill on his skull, tries to pierce himself with iron spears, and cuts his throat with a steel blade, all in the stunning footage obtained by RT.
Reuters / Mohammed Salem
Nightmare: Masked IDF troops interrogate, traumatise Palestinian kids (VIDEO)
Videos have emerged exposing masked IDF soldiers raiding Palestinian homes in the dead of night to interrogate children suspected of throwing stones at the Israeli military. Hundreds of underage are prosecuted each year in the occupied territories.
Screenshot from RT video
‘Displaced by militarized thinking’: Forum focuses on easing tensions between Russia & US
Part of the annual World Russia Forum has taken place in Washington, DC, and despite tensions running high between the US and Russia, many speakers were voicing their calls for change.
Reuters / Jacky Naegelen ‘Сolonial racism’: French court orders baker to remove ‘obscene’ cakes depicting oversized genitalia
A court in southern France has ordered a local baker to remove “racist” chocolate cakes depicting oversized genitalia from a shop after they were deemed an "affront to human dignity." Their maker has denied the accusation of inciting racial hatred.
Reuters / Susana Vera Major power outage throughout northern Holland (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Large areas of the Netherlands have been left without electricity. The north of the country has been mainly affected, with the Dutch electricity network operator saying the outage has been caused by a power grid overload.
Screenshot from youtube by Associated Press Lifesaver drones could help rescue wayward swimmers in 30 seconds
Though drones typically conjure up thoughts of missile strikes and surveillance, a pilot project underway at beaches in Chile is considering using the unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver lifesavers to swimmers in distress – all in a rapid 30 seconds.
Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) allied with Iraqi forces against the Islamic State, carry their weapons prepare to attack Tikrit in the Iraqi town of Ouja, on the southern outskirts of Tikrit March 26, 2015. (Reuters / Thaier Al-Sudani) US launches Tikrit airstrikes as Iraqi offensive stalls
The US announced Thursday that coalition forces had carried out 17 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit ahead of an assault on the city by the Iraqi army and Shia militiamen from the Popular Mobilization units, now under way.
Reuters / Daniel Munoz Security agencies get access to 2 yrs of Australians’ phone, internet records
A law forcing Australian phone and internet companies to keep records for two years has been passed by both houses of parliament. The new legislation will allow security agencies access to this data, who say it’s necessary for anti-terrorism measures.

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