The Arab League summit is expected to back a Saudi-led intervention against Yemeni rebels Pic: EPA

UN urges Arab leaders to resolve Yemen crisis

16.29 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Arab leaders to resolve the Yemen conflict peacefully after a Saudi-led coalition launched a military intervention against Shia rebels.

Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home with her fiance Colin Sutherland

Knox 'grateful' to have life back

19.27 Amanda Knox has said she was "full of joy" following her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

The Soyuz capsule blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday

US-Russian crew enter International Space Station

21.31 Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut have entered the International Space Station after arriving in a Soyuz capsule that blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday.

The president had visited the devastated Atacama region and nearby Antofagasta

10 dead, 19 missing in Chilean floods

21.49 Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that the situation was "bleak" in the country's flood-hit north after 10 people were killed, 19 missing and hundreds were left homeless.

Al-Shabaab fighters blasted and shot their way into the popular Hotel Maka Al Mukaram yesterday afternoon

14 dead as Somalia hotel siege ends

22.46 A hotel siege by al-Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official has said.

Andreas Lubitz received treatment six years ago according to reports

Co-pilot hid sick note for day of Alps plane crash

27 Mar German state prosecutors have said they had found evidence that Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who is suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps, had hidden an unspecified medical condition from his employers.

A spokesman for the Al-Shabaab Islamist militant group has taken responsibility for the attack

At least 13 dead in attack on hotel in Somalia

27 Mar Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said. Government forces have reportedly killed six of the nine militants.

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had already had to leave Yemen's largest city, Sanaa, due to the rebel advance

Yemeni govt says airstrikes will not last long

27 Mar Yemen's government has said Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a campaign against the Iranian-allied militia that risks escalating a regional proxy conflict.