Tens of thousands of workers marched through the centre of
Rome against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reform of the
labour market, headed by a popular union chief who is seen by
many as a possible future leader of Italy's left.
Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone after
they threw stones at officials during a three-day national
lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of
the Ebola epidemic, residents said.
A 25-year-old British military nurse who was the first person
in the world to be treated for Ebola with the experimental
drug MIL 77 was discharged from hospital on Friday, London's
Royal Free Hospital said.
The Amsterdam region suffered a power blackout of more than
five hours on Friday that hit a million households, forced
flights to divert from Schiphol airport and disrupted
national public transport networks.
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.