Escaped armed prisoner arrested in Washington DC – video

Police say an armed prisoner who was on the run in a stolen car, after escaping from a suburban DC hospital, has been captured in Washington on Tuesday. The prisoner, accused bank robber Wossen Assaye, 42, broke free from a private security guard at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, and fled with the guard’s weapon, the Fairfax County police department said on its Twitter account Continue reading…

Nigeria ‘witnessing history’ with Muhammadu Buhari election victory – video

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC) say the country is witnessing history after the opposition party claimed victory in the presidential elections on Tuesday. APC spokesman Lai Mohammed says the election, in which Muhammadu Buharihad beat president Goodluck Jonathan, marks the first time the country has voted a sitting government out of power using ‘purely democratic means’ Continue reading…

Canadian man charged with criminal negligence after python kills boys

  • Connor Barthe, 6, and brother Noah, 4, asphyxiated by snake
  • Jean-Claude Savoie, 38, owns exotic pet store below his apartment

Canadian police have charged a man in the death of two young brothers who were asphyxiated by a python at his home.

Jean-Claude Savoie was charged with criminal negligence causing death, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Tuesday. The charge carries a possible life sentence.

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Andreas Lubitz told Lufthansa flight school of ‘serious depressive episode’

Email sent by Germanwings co-pilot in 2009 revealed as Lufthansa confirms insurers have set aside $300m to cover costs

The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings passenger plane informed a Lufthansa flight school in 2009 that he had experienced “a serious depressive episode”, the company said on Tuesday, as it confirmed insurers had set aside $300m (£202m) to cover costs.

Earlier on Tuesday, Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said a note in which Andreas Lubitz mentioned his mental state was found in emails that he had sent to its Arizona flight school when he resumed his training after an interruption. The airline said it provided the documents to prosecutors and declined to make any further comment.

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