US student charged over racist stunt

A US student was charged Friday for putting a noose around the neck of a statue of his university's first black student, the Justice Department said.

Amanda Knox cleared of murder

Italy's top court threw out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, ending an eight-year legal drama.

Lightning injures 52 in Ecuador

A lightning strike injured 52 people at a training school for traffic police near Quito, with 15 briefly hospitalized, officials said Friday.

Crash pilot hid sick leave note

The co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Germanwings jet kept secret the fact that he was written off sick on the day.