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The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the Alps in March practiced entering the fatal descent settings on the previous, outbound flight, investigators said. The changes in autopilot settings, mimicking those which crashed the jet on its way back to Duesseldorf from Barcelona some two hours later, would barely have been noticeable because the jet was already descending, investigators said.
German police arrested four people on Wednesday, who were accused of belonging to a far-right "terror" organisation that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, federal prosecutors said. The early-morning swoops in five states occurred with the country already on edge after authorities last week said they foiled a planned Islamist attack by a German-Turkish couple armed with a pipe bomb and other weapons. They also came amid a rise in attacks on lodgings for asylum seekers as Germany takes in record numbers of people fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. The four suspects, three men and a 22-year-old woman identified only as Denise Vanessa G., are accused of starting a "far-right terrorist organisation" called Oldschool Society with a larger group of people last November.
The British trader fighting extradition to the United States on charges of having contributed to the 2010 'flash crash' on Wall Street told a London court on Wednesday he had done nothing wrong and was just good at his job. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, who traded from his parents' modest home in west London, has been charged by the U.S. Justice Department with wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation.