Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 6, 2015.
Germanwings pilot practiced descent before crash
On the flight before he deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the Alps, Andreas Lubitz is believed to have rehearsed putting his aircraft into a controlled descent while his co-pilot was out of the cockpit, investigators have found.
[Read more from CNN]
Brady was aware of 'Deflategate' ball tampering
An investigation into the "Deflategate" controversy, in which two New England Patriots employees deflated footballs for the team's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, has alleged that quarterback Tom Brady was likely aware of the activities.
[Read more from USA Today]
UK election set to be closest in years
Party leaders have had their final day of campaigning for the UK General Election with hours to go before voting booths open. The latest polls have Labour leader Ed Miliband and incumbent Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron neck-and-neck, with no party likely to win an outright majority.
[Read more from the BBC]