Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors say.
Italy’s highest court overturns the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic.
With airstrikes, Saudi Arabia is targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country’s south and had driven the embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee by sea. Saudi state TV reports Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he is expected to attend a summit Saturday.
Airstrikes in Yemen intensify as Egypt and Saudi Arabia consider an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the Yemeni president a secure foothold to return to the country. Meanwhile, Saudi and Egyptian warships deploy to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage.
Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging to cut greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions 25 percent by 2030.
Yemen's city of Aden, a vital Arabian Sea port for centuries, is emerging as a key battleground in the fight between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backing the country's president and Shiite rebels and their allies.
Prospects that Pakistan would join the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen appear to be evaporating amid widespread concern that taking sides between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shiite Muslim Iran could fuel Pakistan’s sectarian violence.
Al-Shabab militants blast their way into a Mogadishu hotel and take positions inside, exchanging fire with security forces. At least four gunmen have trapped an unknown number of people inside, a Somali police official says.
Reclusive Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer is famous for collections such as “Windows and Stones” in 1966, “Baltics” in 1974, and “The Sorrow Gondola” in 1996, which drew off work he did before a 1990 stroke left left him largely unable to speak.
The strike, which has crippled this region’s exports to the U.S., shows no signs of ending after growers’ offer of a 10 percent raise was dismissed by workers who earn on average $10 a day. They have dropped their demand from 300 pesos ($20) per day to 280 ($18.50).
“If they still continue to exploit their fellow human beings, they should not be given any licenses to operate business in Thailand, and they must receive the punishment they deserve,” said Prayuth Chan-ocha.