The relatives of the Australian victims of the Germanwings disaster are in Europe and preparing to travel to the crash site on Monday.
The father of one of the victims of a Germanwings plane crash says the motive of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is irrelevant.

Earth Hour marked around the world

Earth Hour kicked off in Samoa with hundred of millions of people expected to take part in the event to highlight climate change.
After an eight-year legal battle, American Amanda Knox has finally been cleared in Italy of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
A former girlfriend of Andreas Lubitz says he once told her that in the future "all will know my name and remember it", a German newspaper reports.
Transport Minister Warren Truss has briefed the national security committee of cabinet on aviation safety following the aircraft crash in the French Alps.
Sweden has long been progressive on gender egalitarianism, and now its language is officially catching up.
Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes for the passengers who died when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine...
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The autopilot on the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday was switched to descend to 100 feet, its lowest possible setting, before...
Lufthansa's chief executive said on Thursday he was stunned by the assumption that the co-pilot of a Germanwings jet deliberately crashed it into a mountain in...
An Australian expert on the Gallipoli trenches argues they should be preserved - and opened up to tourists - or they'll be lost to erosion.
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has been by acquaintances in his hometown of Montabaur as a 'normal guy' and 'nice young man'.
Torn-up sick notes have been found showing the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the...
The two Australians killed in this week's air crash in France are being remembered as generous and caring individuals. 

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