Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded 3:32pm GMT

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. | Video

The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney addresses business leaders and guests during his visit to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, northern England March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/pool

Carney says UK interest rates likely to rise

FRANKFURT - The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says, underscoring his difference of view with the Bank's chief economist.  Full Article 

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (L) is welcome by Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman upon his arrival in Riyadh, in this March 26, 2015 handout picture. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout via Reuters.

Saudis show growing independence from U.S.

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials say, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived U.S. disengagement.  Full Article 

A man walks in front of posters of candidates of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan People's Democratic Party in Kano, March 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nigeria president warns against poll violence

ABUJA - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warns against violence ahead of Saturday's presidential election as people begin stockpiling food, cash and fuel for fear of clashes.  Full Article 

Health workers push a wheeled stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, in to the Save the Children Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Sierra Leone starts three-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN - The capital of Sierra Leone is "eerily quiet" as hundreds of health volunteers spread out across the city and the surrounding area to search for hidden Ebola patients and raise awareness during a three-day lockdown.  Full Article 

A Chinese-made portable media player, which North Koreans call 'Notel', is pictured in this photo illustration in Seoul March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea's 'must-have' electronic gadget

SEOUL - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans with a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies.  Video | Full Article 

Formula One - F1 - Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 - Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 27/3/15 Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen in action during practice Reuters / Olivia Harris Livepic

Renault could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso

SEPANG, Malaysia - Renault say they are reviewing all their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine.  Full Article | Related Story 

Tensions simmer in Yemen after airstrikes

Iran is urging dialogue between warring parties after Thursday's Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Nathan Frandino reports.