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Germany

Psych meds found at home of Germanwings co-pilot

ImageInvestigators have found drugs used in the treatment of psychological problems at the house of the Germanwings co-pilot. The findings were reported by German weekly Welt am Sonntag.

Climate

World landmarks plunged into darkness to mark Earth Hour

ImageLights illuminating some of the world's best-known landmarks in more than 7,000 cities across 172 countries were turned off for an hour on Saturday. The annual Earth Hour initiative is meant to highlight climate change.

Ebola Virus

Guinea declares 45-day Ebola 'health emergency'

ImageIn a bid to curb the spread of Ebola, Guinea's President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the epidemic-hit nation. The chances of an Ebola-free West Africa remain uncertain.

Yemen

UN pulls out international staff from Yemen amid Saudi-led airstrikes

The United Nations has evacuated staff from Yemen after Saudi Arabia continued its airstrikes on Houthi rebels. Yemen's President Mansour Hadi has asked Riyadh to keep up the bombings.

Conflict

Idlib, second Syrian provincial capital, falls to al Qaeda militants

The Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda has assumed control of Idlib, the second provincial capital lost by the government, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. This followed days of heavy fighting.

Diplomacy

Steinmeier: Iran talks in endgame in Lausanne

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have continued in the Swiss city of Lausanne. While some progress has been reported, the two sides still appeared far from reaching a deal.

Sports

Spectator killed in race at Germany's Nürburgring

One spectator has been killed and several others injured during an event at Germany's iconic Nürburgring racing circuit. One of the cars left the track and landed in the spectator area.

Topics

28.3.1842: Founding of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Birthdays

1868: Maxim Gorki

Days to remember

1939: End of Spanish Civil War