Co-pilot 'wanted to crash' video

CRASH SITE: A chunk of the plane lies on the rugged mountainside.

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed descent.

Cockpit errors cause panic

Mystery around co-pilot

Pope to make first visit to US

US-BOUND: Pope Francis is due to make his first trip to the US in September.

Pope Francis will visit US President Barack Obama at the White House in September.

US agents went to cartel orgies

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7:00 AM  US drug agents have admitted attending orgies with prostitutes they should've known were hired by a cartel.

World news while you slept

CRASH: Search and rescue teams at the site of the Germanwings Airbus crash in the French Alps, which was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.

6:52 AM  Airliner deliberately crashed, Australia beat India and King Richard III finally laid to rest.

Doorway to disaster 

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7:19 AM  OPINION: The chilling part is the ease with which the very devices to make flights safer can be turned against their purpose.

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Jill Meagher's killer was serial rapist video

KILLER AND A RAPIST: Adrian Baley's criminal history can now be revealed.

In three trials held over eight months, Adrian Bayley has been found guilty of raping three other women. Now, his full shocking criminal history can be revealed.

Catholic crusader blesses gay marriage

Head of Australian Catholic-based lobby group campaigning against same-sex marriage blessed his daughter's gay wedding in NZ.

Melbourne pair among Germanwings dead

Aussie teen stopped on Middle East trip

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Pope to make first visit to US

US-BOUND: Pope Francis is due to make his first trip to the US in September.

Pope Francis will visit US President Barack Obama at the White House in September.

Former Taliban prisoner 'tried to escape a dozen times'

US Army Sergeant facing desertion charges relates the violence and intimidation he says he faced during five years as a prisoner of war.

Russell Crowe is part of the growing Kiwi subclass in Australia who will never have the same rights as citizens in the country they call home.

Russell Crowe: just another Kiwi guest worker

OPINION: Russell Crowe: gladiator, romper stomper, guest worker.

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Mystery surrounds co-pilot

ON A MISSION TO DIE: Andreas Lubitz had suffered from burnout and depression a few years ago, but he had seemed fine at Christmas, family friends said.

Investigators frantically try to piece together what led the Germanwings co-pilot to deliberately steer himself and 149 passengers and crew to their deaths.

Pilot 'locked out of cockpit' video

Pilot on doomed Germanwings jet was trying to "smash down cockpit door" as the plane crashed in the French Alps, killing all on board.

WORRYING MOMENTS: The doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Cockpit errors cause panic

Doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

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Saudi Arabia, allies bomb Yemen rebels

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

A 10-country coalition joins campaign "to protect and defend the legitimate government" of Yemen's president.

Syrian rebels seize ancient town

Syrian rebels have seized an ancient town near the Jordan border that is a key government stronghold.

APOLOGY NOT ENOUGH: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about Arabs didn't go down well with the country's Arab citizens.

Netanyahu fails to appease Arab voters

Benjamin Netanyahu has been asked to form Israel's next government, but many Arabs still recall how the PM turned upon them.

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Vietnam scaffolding accident kills 14

DEADLY COLLAPSE: Rescuers and workers search for victims at the construction site in Ha Tinh province.

A huge collapse of scaffolding in Vietnam has killed 14 works and injured dozens more.

Are slaves catching the fish you buy?

In Indonesia Burmese slaves are kicked, tortured, made to drink unclean water and forced to work 20- to 22-hour shifts.

LOVE WINS ALL: The father and son reunited on safe ground.

'Dad, don't jump!' gallery

Toddler saves his father's life by talking him out of jumping from a bridge.

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Boko Haram on the run

TAKING BACK CONTROL: Nigerien soldiers patrol on foot in Damasak on March 24. Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northern Nigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by troops from Niger and Chad.

Boko Haram fighters have been driven from a sprawling area in northern Nigeria, averting a disaster.

June: Fighting for Reeva

The only time June Steenkamp talked to her daughter's killer, Oscar Pistorious, was to warn him to protect her daughter.

A still image taken from video shows tourists running for cover as armed men stand guard at Tunisia's national museum.

Tunisia museum to reopen

Tunisia is aiming to restore faith in its tourism sector by reopening the National Bardo Museum.

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NZ logistics team heading to Vanuatu

Vanuatu begins the slow recovery process after the devastation of cyclone Pam.

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

Vanuatu after the Cyclone

A week after the cyclone tore Vanuatu, people are focused on rebuilding.

Vanuatu begins the slow recovery process after the devastation of cyclone Pam.

Concerns about Vanuatu aid

A company delivering aid to Vanuatu's disaster victims is concerned they will not reach some people.

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Doorway to disaster on Flight 9525

OPINION: The chilling part is this tragedy illustrates the ease with which the very devices created to make flights safer can be turned against their purpose.

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