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Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday. | Video

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Fed officials say rate hike plan intact despite weak U.S. data

DETROIT - The Federal Reserve should remain on track to raise interest rates later this year despite the U.S. economy's weak start to the year and a stock market sell-off this week, two Fed officials said on Thursday.

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Oil leaps 5 percent, most in a month, on air strikes in Yemen

NEW YORK - Oil jumped about 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies sparked fears that escalation of the Middle East battle could disrupt world crude supplies. | Video

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Iraq special forces advance in Tikrit, U.S. coalition joins fight

BAGHDAD - Iraqi special forces advanced on central Tikrit on Thursday as U.S.-led coalition planes joined the largest offensive yet against Islamic State militants holding out in Saddam Hussein's home city. | Video

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Greece prepares reforms, eyes deal with euro zone next week

ATHENS - Greece will present measures to boost tax revenues and encourage investors as part of a reforms list aimed at reaching a deal with lenders early next week to unlock aid, the government said on Thursday.

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One person killed, several injured as tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY - At least three tornadoes struck Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said. | Video

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters.