007 crew's mid-air rampage

ACTION: British actor Daniel Craig  looks on while filming the James Bond 007 film 'Spectre'.

11:37 AM  Drunken James Bond film crew vomit and urinate in plane's aisles, sparking international air safety alert.

Captain: 'Open the damn door'

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

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

Bodies at collapsed buildings

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

11:10 AM  US police have recovered two bodies from the rubble of a Manhattan building.

Police officer shot

A Boston police officer who helped a transit police officer escape during a shootout after the Boston Marathon bombing last year has himself been shot and critically wounded.

11 min ago  John T. Moynihan, 34, suffered a gunshot wound during a traffic stop on Friday in Roxbury.

Jet slides off runway video

An Air Canada Airbus A320 has been damaged landing at Halifax airport.

11:02 AM  Air Canada jet slides off runway while landing in the Canadian city of Halifax.

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australia

Tourists, close your windows

Two lions photographed by Mr Smith before the attack.

10:36 AM  "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

'Hazardous' gas link before NY blast

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed threes buildings and damaged a fourth in New York.

Meter reader smelt gas in basement of building months before explosion in New York.

Marathon bombing fraud charges

Authorities say woman given money for Boston bombing victims wasn't injured in the 2013 blast.

HUNTER: Senator Ted Cruz, right, goes pheasant hunting with Representative Steve King Iowa in 2013. The Hawkeye State is important politically because the Iowa caucus is the first presidential caucus in the country.

Want to be president? Buy a gun video

There are 15 major Republican contenders for the US presidency - who together own at least 40 guns.

europe

Psychological evaluations of pilots

The mental condition of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings A320 Airbus into a French mountainside, has cast a spotlight on the methods used to detect potentially problem pilots.

10:27 AM  Andreas Lubitz has cast a spotlight on the methods used to detect potentially problem pilots.

Crash dad: Focus on pilots' welfare

Grieving father of Germanwings crash victim says everyone on plane should not be forgotten, ever.

Pope Francis holds a palm leaf as he leads the Palm Sunday mass at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Pope pays tribute to 'today's martyrs' video

Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics in Palm Sunday celebrations by paying tribute to those killed for their faith.

middle east

Fighting, airstrikes throughout Yemen

Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi take positions on the frontline of fighting against Houthi fighters in the country's southern province of Lahej March 24, 2015. Fighters from Yemen's dominant Houthi movement drew closer to Hadi's refuge in Aden on Tuesday, taking over two towns north of the port city as columns advanced from different directions.

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

Islamist groups seize Syrian city

Hardline Islamist insurgents have taken the city of Idlib and are roaming the streets.

Life after the war: Fadel Nasser with family members inside their home in Gaza. Photo: Ruth Pollard

Living with a bomb: life after the Gaza war

A family has been living above a 3m Israeli missile for seven months following the war in Gaza.

asia

Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety

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.

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

March a month of marijuana mishaps

Burning cannabis goes wrong in Indonesia, while dad in US eats hash brownies and thinks he's having a stroke.

Pallbearers stand to attention at the coffin of Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew during his funeral at the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singaporeans farewell founding father gallery

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

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.

10:41 AM  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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