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German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash
Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.
A policeman stands guard at one of the entrances to the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.  (Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images)
Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge
The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.
In this handout image provided by NASA, the International Space Station is seen from the space shuttle Discovery. (NASA via Getty Images)
3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth.
Amanda Knox attends the Meredith Kercher Trial for the closing arguments. Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are charged with the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia on November 1, 2007. (Giuseppe Bellini, Getty Images)
Key dates in the Amanda Knox prosecution
Key dates in the case of Amanda Knox, the U.S. student who was convicted then acquitted then convicted in the slaying of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Italy's high court took up her appeal this week.
A fishing boat leaves the dock on July 21, 2012 in Portland, Maine. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry
Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.
Cuba poised for new realities (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cuba, US to launch human rights dialogue in latest talks
Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries trying to re-establish normal diplomatic relations after a 50-year freeze.
Police investigate role of Germanwings co-pilot (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
Pilot learned to fly glider as teen, seemed happy with job
According to those who taught Andreas Lubitz how to fly, there was never a sign that he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job as a co-pilot with Germanwings.
A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is unveiled by the Richard III Society on February 5, 2013 in London, England. After  carrying out a series scientific investigations on remains found in a car park in Leicester, the University of Leicester announced yesterday that they were those of King Richard III. King's Richard III's remains are to be re-interred at Leicester Catherdral. (Dan Kitwood, Getty Images)
From parking lot to cathedral, Richard III is comeback king
The 15th-century monarch was killed in battle, buried in anonymity, vilified for centuries and discovered under a parking lot.
Russian president Vladimir Putin. (Oleg Nikishin, Getty Images)
Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West
President Vladimir Putin has vowed that Russia will stand firm in the face of what he described as Western attempts to isolate the country politically and pressurize its economy.
Demonstrators place flowers in the barrels of soldiers guns as Tunisians take to the streets to protest for changes in Tunisia's new government on January 20, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
Tunisians assure Star Wars sets safe from Islamic State
Tunisian officials have sought to dampen down on worries that the sets from the iconic Star Wars movies are under threat from Islamic State militants.

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