Japan population at 15-year low

Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, the government said.

22 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 50 others in an attack on Saturday in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said.

Iran needs 500 airliners over decade

Iran will need 400 to 500 airliners over the next decade to renew its fleet, its aviation chief was quoted as saying.

Germany to mourn Germanwings victims

Germany will hold a memorial service Friday to mourn the victims of last month's Germanwings crash, blamed on a depressed co-pilot believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain.