More than 20 jihadist groups have pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State movement and 10 others have voiced their support for the extremist organisation, according to US monitoring body IntelCenter.
The heads of Lufthansa and Germanwings paid their respects on Wednesday near the crash site of the plane that slammed into the French Alps, following reports that a video has emerged showing the final terrifying seconds in the cabin.
Greece could adopt Bitcoin, global warming might awaken dragons and disgraced motoring show host Jeremy Clarkson is going green: Aprils Fools' Day jokes around Europe on Wednesday ranged from chuckle-worthy to weird.
It doesn't turn into Prince Charming, but a new species of frog discovered in Ecuador has earned the nickname "transformer frog" for its ability to change its skin from spiny to smooth in five minutes.
An underground blaze in central London Wednesday caused mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as fire fighters tackled the blaze which sent out a pall of thick smoke.
Saudi Arabia is trying to drive a wedge between its Houthi foes and their main ally, powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, as part of its military campaign against the Shi'ite group which controls much of Yemen, a Houthi official said on Wednesday.