Germanwings co-pilot 'depressed'

The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered serious depression, a German newspaper reported, raising new questions over how he was cleared to fly.

Jonathan calls for peaceful vote

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged Nigerians to turn out in force to vote in this weekend's presidential election, calling for calm in the face of rising tensions and fears of violence.

Knox drama nears finale in Italy court

Italy's top court was Friday considering whether to definitively convict Amanda Knox for murder in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal page-turner dripping with blood, sex and intrigue.

Germanwings pilot used axe - report

The captain locked out of the cockpit of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps reportedly used an axe to try and force his way back in.