Religious freedom sparks #boycottindiana trend

Sarah Parvini and Nigel Duara 4:44 AM   New religious rights laws have unleashed a wave of protest on Twitter, with the #boycottindiana hashtag trending internationally over the weekend.

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Airbus A320 crash lands at Halifax

An Air Canada Airbus A320 sits where it came to rest after skidding off the runway at Halifax International Airport on Sunday.

Cecile Gutscher 5:52 AM   An Air Canada Airbus A320 skidded off the runway upon arrival at Halifax International Airport on Sunday morning.

Muslim Brotherhood leader labelled a terrorist

Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat el-Shater – officially a terrorist under Egypt's new anti-terror laws.

3:30 AM   Egypt's top prosecutor has officially named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader, as terrorists under the country's new anti-terror laws.

Kabul suicide bomber targets leading MP

A member of the Afghan security forces at the site of a suicide attack targeting parliamentarian Gul Pacha Mujedi in Kabul on Sunday.

4:10 AM   A suicide attacker targeting a prominent Afghan MP killed three people in Kabul, just days after the US said it would slow the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

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Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP wins local French elections

Former French president and UMP leader Nicholas Sarkozy said the results ended "three years of the most archaic socialism in Europe".

Ingrid Melander 5:57 AM   Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and its allies have won the second and final round of French local elections on Sunday.

Germanwings plane crash: Captain made two attempts to enter cockpit

A French Gendarmerie

Nick Miller 5:42 AM   The captain of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 made two desperate attempts to get back onto the flight deck before it crashed, according to excerpts from a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder reported by German newspaper Bild.

Jihadist chief killed as Tunisians march

A protestor holds a placard reading "All together against terrorism" and Tunisian flags, at an anti-extremism march in Tunis on Sunday.

5:41 AM   As thousands of Tunisians marched against terrorism, the nation learned the leader of the jihadists accused of organising the massacre at its national museum had been killed.

Ebola survivors told to stop having sex

Residents of the village of Freeman Reserve, north of the Liberian capital Monrovia, watch ambulance officers disinfect a room where people with Ebola had been staying.

Alphonso Toweh 5:05 AM   Liberia called on Ebola survivors to observe a period of sexual abstinence after recovering from the disease.

Religious freedom law sparks outrage as #boycottindiana trends worldwide

Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle in Indianapolis to protest against a controversial religious freedom bill signed into law last week.

Sarah Parvini and Nigel Duara 4:44 AM   New religious rights laws have unleashed a wave of protest on Twitter, with the #boycottindiana hashtag trending internationally over the weekend.

Co-pilot sought treatment for eyesight

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

4:14 AM   Andreas Lubitz, who was flying the Germanwings jetliner that slammed into a mountain in the French Alps on Tuesday, sought treatment for vision problems that may have jeopardized his ability to continue working as a pilot, two officials said on Saturday.

Tunisian forces kill nine militants before world leaders attend 'Bardo' march

A photographer takes pictures of bulletholes after the attack on the national Bardo museum in Tunis.

Tarek Amara 9:56 PM   Tunisian forces killed nine Islamist militants, including a top commander, during a raid late on Saturday, the government said, hours before world leaders were due to march in Tunis in solidarity after an attack on the Bardo museum this month.

Guinea declares Ebola emergency in five west coast districts

The health emergency will apply to the west-coast districts of Forecariah, Coyah, Kindia, Dubreka and Boffa for 45 days, Alpha Conde said.

Ougna Camara 9:43 PM   Guinea's President, Alpha Conde, has declared a health emergency in the nation's western region, where Ebola continues to claim new victims even as the rest of the West African nation is seeing improvements.

Singaporeans say goodbye to Lee Kuan Yew

Mourners wave as a gun carriage bearing the coffin of Singapore's first elected prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, travels towards the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore during his funeral procession.

AFP 8:51 PM   Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain as howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky to mark Singapore's grand funeral for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Kerry cancels trip in honour of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne.

Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi 8:50 PM   US Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran's nuclear program intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a deadline.

UN pulls out of Yemen, ending hope for brokered peace

People flee the Yemeni capital Sanaa with their belongings fearing renewed air strikes.

Farea al-Muslimi 4:39 PM   The United Nations has withdrawn its remaining personnel from Yemen's capital, dashing hopes that the fighting there would stop.

'Just a normal guy': co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's ordinary life only adds to crash mystery

Co-pilot behind deliberate crash: Andreas Lubitz.

4:27 PM   Andreas Lubitz was a "thoroughly normal" young man - he liked having barbecues with friends, marathon running, and once had a part-time job flipping burgers. Former teachers and friends can't fathom why he deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps.

Living with a bomb: life after the Gaza war

Life after the war: Fadel Nasser with family members inside their home in Gaza.

Ruth Pollard 4:05 PM   For seven months, the Nasser family lived above an unexploded one-tonne bomb that crashed through their roof during last year's Gaza war.

Arm of al-Qaeda seizes major city in northern Syria

Rebel fighters place shoes on a defaced sculpture of the late Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad, father of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Idlib.

Mousab al-Hamadee 3:45 PM   In a major setback for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and four other Islamist groups seize the city of Idlib.

Nigeria presidential vote extended 24 hours as technology problems go right to the top

Nigerian men listen to the latest election news on a portable radio in Daura, the home town of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari.

3:26 PM   Problems with new technology have forced a 24-hour extension to the presidential election in Nigeria and renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge vote.

Bill Cosby's show goes on despite rape claims, but it's an awkward stage for everyone

Bill Cosby on stage in Denver earlier this year.

Nick O'Malley 2:23 PM   The reporters at the stage door of the Lyric Theater in Baltimore looked more like they were waiting at a courthouse than for a star appearing for a performance.

Cleared Knox 'so happy to have my life back'

Amanda Knox talks to the press surrounded by family outside her mother's home in Seattle on Friday.

Nick Squires 2:02 PM   For most of their adult lives they have been entangled in one of Europe's most intriguing murder mysteries. Now they could claim millions in compensation.

Tunisian museum attack victim dies

A bullet hole is seen on a showcase during the reopening of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on Friday.

1:38 PM   A Frenchwoman has succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's national museum, bringing the overall death toll to 22.

Killer robots could be good news: US academic

The idea of mechanised soldiers has long had a powerful grip on the popular imagination.

1:30 PM   Killer robots could save lives, a renowned US roboticist will tell an audience in New Zealand.

Worries rise in Nigeria as voters take to the polls

Stance against Boko Haram: Supporters of presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari  in front of his election posters in Kano.

Kevin Sieff 8:54 AM   With the tight presidential election in Nigeria on Saturday, the leading candidates have taken political advantage of Boko Haram.

Gunmen behead 23 on eve of Nigeria poll

8:53 AM   Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area says.

Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash: Andreas Lubitz planned gesture to 'make everyone remember' him

Planned spectacular gesture: Andreas Lubitz.

Patrick Sawer 8:40 AM   Airbus crash pilot Andreas Lubitz had been planning a spectacular gesture to make everyone "remember" who he was, it was claimed on Friday night.