A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the
cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on
course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150
people on board including himself, French prosecutors say.
The death toll in Chile has risen to seven after rains
battered the north and caused flooding, the government says,
while 19 others were unaccounted for as the military rushed
to rescue stranded villagers.
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, warned US
lawmakers of the "terrible threat" the Islamic State
poses in central and western Asia, and said the militant
group is already sending fighters to his country.
Eight civilians were killed in an air strike near Tripoli,
the US ambassador said, as Libya's internationally recognised
government pressed on with an assault to recapture the
capital it abandoned to a rival faction last year.
Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid fired six police
commanders, including the head of tourist security, after a
militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20
foreign visitors were killed.