Pilot killed, planned to crash

Robert Brown with his pregnant girlfriend Stephanie Bellemere on the day he killed Joanna

4:03 PM  Robert Brown killed his wife with a claw hammer then planned to "make a statement".

Tunisian Jihadist chief killed

Protesters at an anti-extremism march, in Tunis on Sunday. Tens of thousands of Tunisians from across the political spectrum marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence after a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists.

Tunisia has killed the leader of the jihadists accused of organising the massacre at its national museum.

Magnitude 7.5 quake near PNG

A map shows the epicentre of the quake, which sparked a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific.

11 min ago  A tsunami alert is in place after an undersea 7.5-magnitude quake, in the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea.

Captain: 'Open the damn door'

Recovery operation: A French gendarme makes his way through debris.

The captain of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 made two desperate attempts to get back onto the flight deck before it crashed.

Tainted liquor kills in Indonesia

The victims fell ill last week after drinking liquor allegedly mixed with energy drinks and mosquito repellent.

4:34 PM  At least seven people have died after drinking contaminated alcohol in an Indonesian town, reports say.

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australia

Tourists, close your windows

Two lions photographed by Mr Smith before the attack.

"A lion jumped through the car window and decided to go to town on my legs."

Man with replica gun metres from Lindt cafe

Man charged with string of robberies across Sydney after being arrested while allegedly holding a fake gun just metres from the the Lindt cafe, the site of last year's Sydney siege.

Murder victim 'should have been at home'

Nightclubber's son jailed for rape video

americas

Boston bombing hero shot

Detroit Police Officers stand along Woodward Avenue during a May Day protest against the Detroit Emergency Manager and the municipal Bankruptcy in downtown Detroit, Michigan May 1, 2014.    REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST)

A police officer hailed as a hero has been shot and critically wounded.

Jet slides off runway video

Air Canada jet slides off runway while landing in the Canadian city of Halifax.

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed four buildings in New York.

Bodies at collapsed buildings

US police have recovered two bodies from the rubble of a Manhattan building.

europe

Captain: 'Open the damn door'

Recovery operation: A French gendarme makes his way through debris.

The captain of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 made two desperate attempts to get back onto the flight deck before it crashed.

Psychological evaluations of pilots

Andreas Lubitz has cast a spotlight on the methods used to detect potentially problem pilots.

German prosecutors say they have found documents that show Germanwings co-pilot Andrea Lubitz was receiving medical treatment. Nathan Frandino reports.

Lubitz 'plotted crash' video

Evidence has emerged that Andreas Lubitz carefully planned his decision.

middle east

Countering extremism

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, left, speaks during a press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri at the conclusion of an Arab summit meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt.

Arab states have agreed to form a combined military force to counter Iranian and Islamist extremism

Fighting, airstrikes throughout Yemen

Yemeni fighters loyal to the President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Houthi fighters.

A new video has been released by the Islamic State group which shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men.

Islamic State beheads 8 Shi'ites

A new video has been released by the Islamic State group which shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men.

asia

Lee Kuan Yew funeral

Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away on the morning of March 23, 2015 at Singapore General Hospital at the age of 91.

A week after his death, Lee was given one last lap of the country he founded in a state funeral procession.

Singaporeans farewell founding father gallery

Tens of thousands of people have turned out to farewell Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

The disruptions come ahead of Thailand's traditional new year, known as Songkran, a heavy travel season when airlines typically increase the number of flights.

Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety

Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections,

africa

Helping to heal

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp who was killed by Oscar Pretorius, meets Mark Longley, father of Emily Longley who was killed by her boyfriend in the UK.

The parents of two bright young women brutally killed at the hands of their partners say raising awareness of domestic violence has helped them heal.

Nine militants killed in raid

Tunisian forces raid southern region as part of crackdown following attack on museum that targeted tourists.

EPIDEMIC: A health worker wearing protective gear attends to a newly admitted suspected Ebola patient in a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, Sierra Leone.

Stop having sex, Ebola survivors told

Liberia calls on Ebola survivors to observe a period of sexual abstinence amid fears the country's last case may have been sexually transmitted.

south pacific

Photos: Vanuatu destruction

New Zealand Defence Force operating from Port Vila, Vanuatu. Damage assessment flight in an RNZAF King Air Flight Recce of local islands to the North of Port Vila, Clockwise Recce of Epi Island

A series of photographs taken from the ground and the air by the defence force reveal further destruction in Vanuatu.

NZ logistics team heading to Vanuatu

The team will focus on providing drinking water and medical support to the storm-smashed nation.

CHERYL GWYN: The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

GCSB to be investigated video

Spying watchdog will head an inquiry into allegations the GCSB spied on New Zealanders working in the Pacific. 

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Captain: 'Open the damn door'

The captain of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 made two desperate attempts to get back onto the flight deck before it crashed.

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