A burning vehicle allegedly belonging to Houthi fighters in the southern port city of Aden

Arab summit begins amid Yemen crisis

14.21 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.

Andreas Lubitz had hidden a sick note declaring him unfit to work on the day of the disaster

Germanwings co-pilot 'planned a place in history'

14.22 An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to "do something" history would remember him by, according to reports.

Independent TDs met with Independent councillors in Tullamore

Independents publish agreed principles

14.19 A group of five Independent TDs, one Independent Senator and more than 50 Independent councillors have published an agreed set of principles and priorities at a meeting in Tullamore.

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

08.29 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

10.01 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.

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

14 dead as Somalia hotel siege ends

12.36 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.