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Germanwings renames Flight 4U 9525 after crash

A Germanwings flight 4U 9441 - which was formerly called 4U 9525. Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea

Germanwings has renamed Flight 4U 9525 following the French Alps air disaster which left 150 people dead.

A Germanwings plane before departure at Barcelona's El Prat airport today. Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea

Earlier today, passengers boarded the newly-named Flight 4U 9441 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf for the first time since the plane crash.

Flowers surround memorial for Alps crash victims

Flowers surround the memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet, near the Germanwings crash site.

The memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet. Credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
The memorial is written in four different languages. Credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Flowers have been left at the memorial stone near the crash site. Credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Caught on camera: the moment John Rudd is confronted by paedophile-hunters 'Dark Justice'

This is the moment that John Rudd realised that the 14 year old girl he thought he was meeting on the Millennium Bridge turned out to be members of paedophile-hunting group Dark Justice.

'You can hide but the police are on their way' he is told.

Thanks to their efforts, Rudd, from Stockton-on-Tees, was today jailed for one year and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for ten years.

Ebola healthworker first to be treated with experimental drug

A 25-year-old British military medic who has been declared free of the Ebola virus was the first person in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.

Corporal Anna Cross, from Cambridge, was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She was the first person in the world to be given the experimental Ebola drug MIL 77.

She caught the virus while volunteering as a staff nurse in Sierra Leone. She was flown back to the UK a fortnight ago.

The Royal Free said Cross has been declared free of the virus and has been discharged.

Corporal Cross told a press conference she had been cared for at the hospital by an "absolutely incredible bunch of clinicians.Thanks to them I'm alive".


German airlines change cockpit rules after Alps crash

German airlines have agreed to change the rules to ensure at least two people are in a plane's cockpit at all times following the French Alps air disaster.

A pilot sits inside the cockpit of a Germanwings Airbus A321 in Barcelona. Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea

The German Aviation Association said it reached the agreement following discussions with the German Transport Ministry.

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