Gunmen hold Turkey prosecutor hostage

An armed group has taken a Turkish prosecutor hostage, demanding the names of police officers who killed a teenager.

Nigeria: Opposition holds slim lead

Nigeria's opposition has won Lagos state in the general election, holding a lead of two million votes.

Germanwings: Insurers set aside $300m

Insurers are setting aside $300-million in provisions for the air crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people, Lufthansa said on Tuesday.

Turkey power cut causes chaos

A massive power cut caused chaos Tuesday in large parts of Turkey, shutting down the metro systems in Istanbul and the capital Ankara, reports and official sources said.