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  • Lead museum attack suspect killed

    A leading suspect in the deadly museum attack on foreign tourists in Tunisia has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, the country's prime minister says. Prime Minister Habib Essid said Khaled Chaieb, also known as Abou Sakhr Lokman, was...

  • Germanwings data box search resumes

    Germanwings data box search resumes

    Search efforts to try to locate the second black box from the downed Germanwings plane continued today as helicopters flew to and from the crash site in the French Alps. So far investigators have only retrieved the cockpit voice recordings from...

  • Pope pays tribute to 'today's martyrs'

    Pope pays tribute to 'today's martyrs'

    Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics in Palm Sunday celebrations by paying tribute to those killed for their faith, a reference to the victims of Islamic State militants. Pope Francis, who earlier this month began the third year of his...

  • Germanwings Alps air crash: a father's plea

    Germanwings Alps air crash: a father's plea

    The father of British man killed in the suspected downing of a passenger jet in the Alps by its co-pilot urges airlines to look after staff properly. Paul Chapman reports.

  • Nine die in Tunisia anti-terror bid

    Nine terrorist suspects have been killed in Tunisia amid security operations ahead of a national march to denounce extremist violence. Interior Ministry spokesman Ali Aroui said security forces clashed with the suspects in the south west region of...

  • Updated: 22 hurt after Canada plane drama

    Updated: 22 hurt after Canada plane drama

    Some 22 people have been taken to hospital after an Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway during bad weather. The airline said they were taken to hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries after the incident...

  • Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential election

    Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential election

    Millions of Nigerians turned out yesterday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote and...

  • Painstaking recovery mission at crash site

    Painstaking recovery mission at crash site

    The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The sombre mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when...

  • Powers, Iran nuclear deal close

    Powers, Iran nuclear deal close

    The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top US and Iranian diplomats yesterday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a...

  • At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los Angeles

    At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los Angeles

    At least 21 people were hurt, two of them seriously today when a Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that was crossing the tracks and derailed into a street near the University of Southern California campus. A silver Hyundai Sonata was left...

  • Germanwings victim father's call over pilots' welfare

    Germanwings victim father's call over pilots' welfare

    The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps has called for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. French prosecutors have said they believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed the...

  • Teams work to recover Germanwings plane victims

    Teams work to recover Germanwings plane victims

    The sombre mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when a Germanwings plane slammed full speed into a mountain in the French Alps continued today. Helicopters are in operation from 8:30am until 6pm, while the light is good, to ferry...

  • Iran nuclear talks gather pace

    Iran nuclear talks gather pace

    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme have picked up pace with the foreign ministers of France and Germany joining US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Iran's top diplomat ahead of a looming deadline for a preliminary deal. With...

  • Yemen military strikes 'inevitable'

    Military intervention in Yemen by a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia was "inevitable", Egypt's president said today. Soldier-turned-politician Abdel Fattah el-Sisi also endorsed the creation of a joint Arab military force, saying that the...

  • Sniffer dogs hunt for blast missing

    Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas blast destroyed three New York apartment buildings. Investigators are working to establish what exactly caused the explosion that injured 22. Sniffer dogs...

  • Germanwings pilot who killed passengers 'planned a place in history'

    Germanwings pilot who killed passengers 'planned a place in history'

    An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to "do something" history would remember him by, according to reports. Andreas Lubitz, 27, had hidden a sick note...

  • Knox 'grateful' after acquittal

    Knox 'grateful' after acquittal

    Italy's top court has  annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. The stabbing of 21-year-old Meredith...

  • Police seek two missing people after NY blast

    Police seek two missing people after NY blast

    Two people remained unaccounted for yesterday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast shook Manhattan’s East Village neighbourhood yesterday in...

  • Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid

    Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid

    Greece has sent its creditors a long-awaited list of reforms with a pledge to produce a small budget surplus this year in the hope that it will unlock badly needed cash, Greek government officials said yesterday. The European Union and IMF...

  • British Ebola patient is cured after experimental treatment

    British Ebola patient is cured after experimental treatment

    An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was discharged from a London hospital yesterday after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug. Corporal Anna Cross, 25, said that she...