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DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims foundForensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, while investigators continued their grim task in the arduous mountain terrain. As well as trying to identify and return bodies to their families, search teams were also hunting for a second "black box" that has yet to be found six days into the search. "We haven't found a single body intact," said Patrick Touron, deputy director of the police's criminal research institute. So far, forensic teams have isolated 78 DNA strands from recovered body parts, said prosecutor Brice Robin, one of the lead investigators.


2015-03-29 10:26:38 -0600

A firefighter directs water onto the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. The powerful blast on Thursday caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the fire department said. It left four people in critical condition, more than a dozen others injured and one family searching for a loved one. Firefighters worked through the night to put out pockets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Police say a body has been discovered in the rubble of an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village.


2015-03-29 18:55:16 -0600

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, left, greets Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, on his arrival to attend an Arab summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, March 28, 2015. In a speech to Arab leaders, Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/MENA)They aim to create a joint Arab military force to deal with "challenges" facing the region.


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