The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A ski patroller from a resort two kilometres from the site of the Germanwings crash tells the BBC the region is shocked by the crash.
Kraft Foods Group shares jump 35% after an announcement that the firm will merge with tomato ketchup maker Heinz.
At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
Peter Okwoche asked the people of Port Harcourt which candidate - and their hat - they will choose.
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
The main US share indexes all fell on Wednesday, with the technology-focused Nasdaq sustaining the heaviest losses.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulls out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy due to injury.
Australia's Norfolk Island faces losing independence, but not without a fight
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is charged with desertion.
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Hadi flees his palace in Aden as Houthi forces advance on the city, with reports of fighting on the outskirts.
The German victims of the Alps air crash included 16 pupils returning from an exchange trip in Spain.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.
Three Americans died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, the US state department has confirmed.
A court in Chad sentences to life in prison seven ex-policemen for torture committed during the rule of ousted President Hissene Habre.
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a knee injury.
Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.
Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.
Prime Minister David Cameron apologises on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.
Martin Skrtel has his appeal against a violent conduct charge rejected by the FA and will serve a three-game suspension.
Singaporeans have been queuing for up to eight hours to view the body of the former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, which lies in state in the city's Parliament House.