Syrian rebels, including the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusrah Front, claim to have seized control of Idlib - capital of Syria's northwestern province.
As Nigerians go to the polls, terror group Boko Haram wages a bloody campaign to disrupt the election - killing six at polling stations and detonating a bomb at a school.
Explosions rock the largest arms depot in Yemen's southern city of Aden as Houthi fighters challenge forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher may bring to an end a saga that began in a bedroom in Perugia seven years ago.
Italy's highest court overturns the convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes continue to bomb rebel camps in Yemen, heightening tension among Middle East neighbours.
At first it seemed a tragic accident, claiming 150 lives - but as the week drew on it emerged as something altogether more sinister. Channel 4 News looks back at how the Alpine crash unfolded.
Torn up documents, including doctor's notes consenting time off work dated for the day of the French Alps disaster, have been found at the home of Andreas Lubitz, German prosecutors say.
Reports that a pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus 320 in the French Alps throws the spotlight not only on aircraft security but also on flight-deck manning.