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.

UN to vote on fighting Libya extremists

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

'Kind' pensioner given $16m Picasso

Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth 15 million euros ($16 million) after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free.

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.