PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES - A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, prosecutors said on Thursday. | Video
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NEW YORK - Oil prices rallied for a second straight day on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began air strikes in Yemen, sparking fears of a bigger Middle East battle that could disrupt world crude supplies. | Video
BAGHDAD - Iraqi special forces advanced on central Tikrit on Thursday, backed by U.S.-led coalition planes in the largest offensive yet against Islamic State militants holding out in Saddam Hussein's home city. | Video
ATHENS - Greece will present measures to boost tax revenues and encourage investors as part of a reforms list aimed at reaching a deal with lenders early next week to unlock aid, the government said on Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - At least three tornadoes struck Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said. | Video
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan, was formally charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious count, the Army said. | Video
OKLAHOMA CITY - About 15,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma and Arkansas were without power on Thursday after tornadoes touched down in the states a day earlier, leaving at least one person dead and scores of structures damaged. | Video
CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed a draft resolution on Thursday to form a unified military force, in a move aimed at countering growing regional security threats.