Seyne-les-Alpes (France) (AFP) - Dozens of specialised police and rescue workers kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations on Friday at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box.
Sanaa (AFP) - Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen on Friday in a second straight day of strikes led by Saudi Arabia, which accused Iran of "aggression" across the region.
Rome (AFP) - Italy's top court was Friday considering whether to definitively convict Amanda Knox for murder in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama dripping with blood, sex and intrigue.
Lausanne (AFP) - Iran's president appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.
Abuja (AFP) - Campaigning has wound to a close in Nigeria's presidential elections, with the two leading candidates delivering their final messages to supporters before the crunch vote.
The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in events on Friday that are expected to be her last official public appearances before her second child is born.
Berlin (AFP) - The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.
The appeal bid of a prisoner on death row in Indonesia with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been hastily dispensed with by the Supreme Court.
Taipei (AFP) - Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police for the second day in a row on Friday ahead of China's planned launch of a controversial new flight route which has sparked security concerns.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's famously long working hours will get a shakeup this summer, the government announced Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushing early starts and European-style flexibility.
Singapore (AFP) - Overwhelmed by the huge crowds who have turned out to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore tried Friday to discourage citizens from joining the queues but many said they were undeterred by the up to 10-hour wait.