ABUJA -- President Goodluck Jonathan and leading rival Muhammadu Buhari are urging voters to avoid violence in Saturday’s electiony.
MARSEILLE -- The co-pilot of Flight 9525 appears to have intentionally put the plane into a descent while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.
RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia has deployed 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers and navy units, with airstrikes targeting military installations held by the Shiite Houthi rebels.
SEATTLE -- Amazon wants to use autonomous drones to deliver packages to customers and is testing its Prime Air system in countries more favourable to drones.
LEICESTER -- King Richard III of England, whose remains were discovered under a municipal car park in 2012, was buried in pomp Thursday.
BIRDSVILLE, Queensland -- Scientists say they have uncovered evidence of the largest asteroid impact ever found on Earth, a 400km-wide basin over 300 million years old.
LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as an interactive version.
UN -- The world could suffer a 40% shortfall in water by 2030 unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, the UN warns.
CAIRO -- Egypt is pressing ahead with an $8.5bn expansion of the 145-year-old strategic Suez Canal, hoping that the project will revive the country’s ailing economy.
PITCAIRN ISLANDS -- Britain is to establish the world’s largest continuous marine reserve – covering an area three-and-a-half times bigger than the UK – in the Pacific Ocean.
NEW YORK -- Heinz is to buy 51% of Kraft in a deal brokered by Warren Buffett and private equity company 3G. The Kraft Heinz Company will have revenues of $28 billion.
LONDON -- Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their second baby in late April. Their new baby will be fourth in line to the throne.
BRUSSELS -- The Battle of Waterloo – one of the most decisive battles in history – took place on June 18, 1815. The French defeat drew to a close 23 years of war.
SINGAPORE -- Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who turned the city-state into one of the world's richest nations, died Monday aged 91.
MELBOURNE -- Four-time winners Australia will meet co-hosts New Zealand, making their very first final appearance, in the ICC Cricket World Cup final.
KOLKATA -- The eighth IPL season gets underway with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Mumbai Indians on April 8.
LAS VEGAS -- The best fighters of their generation meet as Floyd Mayweather puts his unbeaten record on the line against Manny Pacquiao for the richest purse in boxing history.
SHANGHAI -- Mercedes’ rivals have already called for the FIA to rein in its dominance but will hope to have begun to close the gap by the third race of the season.
NYON -- Ties of the round include the clash between Atletico and Real Madrid in a repeat of the 2014 final, and Paris St-Germain facing Barcelona.
AUGUSTA -- Defending champion Bubba Watson is on a quest to win three out of four Masters titles – a feat achieved only by Jack Nicklaus in 1966.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Lewis Hamilton dominated the Australian Grand Prix, leading the race from start to finish. The second race of the F1 season takes place on March 29.
DUBAI -- The world’s richest race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse. African Story could become the first horse to win successive World Cup titles.