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.
The chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook, has announced he is donating most of his wealth to charity before he dies.
Thousands of people gathered in tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, who died last Monday at the age of 91.
Italy's top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have taken off on a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
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.
The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors say.
At least 12 people have been injured after a gas explosion caused two buildings to collapse in New York City.
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.
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.
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have intentionally crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps, according to a Marseille prosecutor.
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has left his refuge in Aden and travelled to Saudi Arabia, officials say.
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)
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.
Almost two weeks after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, we follow Radio New Zealand International's Koroi Hawkins as he visits Erromango island.
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)
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.
Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer, the BBC' has confirmed.
A third Australian teenager has been caught this month trying to join Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East.
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)