An analysis of flight data shows that problems began at a point when the pilot would normally have engaged the autopilot system.
Nigeria's higher education system is the biggest on the continent but it lags behind on research output.
North Korea and the US have again failed to reach an agreement – and South Korea is being left on the sidelines.
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
India and Pakistan enter into a volatile situation after weeks of increasing tension.
Cuba will not legalize same-sex marriage, as gay activists hoped. But its new constitution adds greater protections for LGBTQ people and for women, and gives Cubans the right to own private property.
New research suggests that raising public awareness about antimicrobial resistance may have unintended consequences.
There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year.
The Trump administration says President Maduro's 'days are numbered' after Venezuelan security forces killed four protesters. But any US-led operation to oust him is likely to be extremely unpopular.
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
Many cinephiles were probably surprised at Green Book's Best Picture win - but given the Academy's track record, it shouldn't be that much of a shock.
A combination of reasons have led to the drying of the Sahel.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
Revealed: spotted hyaena are actually excellent hunters in their own right.
Kenya's LGBTI community will have to wait a while longer for the High Court's ruling on whether it will decriminalise homosexual relationships.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Children need more than school resources and qualified teachers to attain academic success.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.