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Alps co-pilot predicted notoriety

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

Apple CEO to donate 'millions' to charity

The chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook, has announced he is donating most of his wealth to charity before he dies.

Singapore farewells its founding father

Thousands of people gathered in tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, who died last Monday at the age of 91.

Court clears Knox and Sollecito

Italy's top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

Year-long space trip begins

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have taken off on a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Italian police recover lost Picasso

The Italian police have recovered an original painting by the Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired man in Rome says he was given nearly 40 years ago.

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz 'hid illness'

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors say.

New York buildings collapse after explosion

At least 12 people have been injured after a gas explosion caused two buildings to collapse in New York City.

Police seize Andreas Lubitz's possessions

German police have seized possessions from the homes of the co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing 150 people.

Co-pilot crashed 'deliberately'

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed it into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit, officials say.

Who was Andreas Lubitz?

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have intentionally crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps, according to a Marseille prosecutor.

President Hadi leaves Yemen

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has left his refuge in Aden and travelled to Saudi Arabia, officials say.

NZ ship arrives at Vanuatu's Epi island

HMNZS Canterbury is about to arrive at Epi island in Vanuatu after a short stop in the capital Port Vila, to help rebuild after Cyclon Pam. (AUDIO)

Pilot locked out of cockpit, report suggests

A report has emerged suggesting one of the pilots on the Airbus 320 that crashed in the French Alps had been locked out of the cockpit.

Back together after Cyclone Pam

Almost two weeks after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, we follow Radio New Zealand International's Koroi Hawkins as he visits Erromango island.

'Team Rat' makes last drop

The world's biggest island rat eradication has been completed with a final load of bait dropped on subantarctic South Georgia Island by a NZ helicopter pilot. (AUDIO)

Usable data found on jet's voice recorder

French investigators say usable data has been extracted from the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 but it has so far yielded no clues as to the cause of the plane's crash.

Clarkson sacked from Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer, the BBC' has confirmed.

Abbott warns teenagers 'don't go'

A third Australian teenager has been caught this month trying to join Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East.

Airbus A320 black box found - France

Investigators hope a black box recovered from the wreckage of the airliner will help them learn why the plane descended rapidly over eight minutes. (AUDIO)