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.

Nigeria vote too close to call

Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari held a lead of more than two million votes Tuesday in the country's general election, but with President Goodluck Jonathan's strongholds yet to report, the final result was too close to call.

Alps pilot had suicidal tendencies

The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps was classified as suicidal "several years ago".