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Pilot 'ruled sick on day of crash'

Pilot 'ruled sick on day of crash'

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.

400-600 pieces of remains recovered

400-600 pieces of remains recovered

French police working to recover remains from the Germanwings crash site say they have recovered between 400 and 600 pieces of remains from the 150 people who died.

Boko Haram HQ destroyed - Nigeria

Boko Haram HQ destroyed - Nigeria

Nigeria's military claims to have destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in a north-eastern town.

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigeria to vote peacefully and accept the results of tomorrow's presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation's history.

Judges ponder appeal from Knox's ex

Judges ponder appeal from Knox's ex

Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend have made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court, urging it to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 murder of Knox's room-mate, British student Meredith Kercher.
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Lockdown bid to stamp out Ebola

Lockdown bid to stamp out Ebola

Sierra Leone's six million people are being confined to their homes for three days from today as the West African nation resorts again to a sweeping shutdown in a final push to stamp out Ebola.
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Action widens against Yemen rebels

Action widens against Yemen rebels

Saudi and Egyptian warships have deployed to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage, Egyptian military officials said, as a Saudi-led coalition widened air strikes against Shiite rebels and their allies
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Iraqi cleric urges unity against IS

Iraqi cleric urges unity against IS

Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric has called for unity among the country's forces battling Islamic State after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over US air strikes there.
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'Eight missing' after NYC blast

'Eight missing' after NYC blast

New York City police are trying to trace eight people who are unaccounted for after an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan.
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Moscow: No jet talks with Argentina

Moscow: No jet talks with Argentina

The Russian government has denied holding negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina - but admits officials would be willing to consider it.
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