Kathmandu (AFP) - At least eleven Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, a rescue team official told AFP, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak.
South Korean officials have been accused of deception and indifference as the search for survivors continue - 48 hours after the ferry sank.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has decided to continue its whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic.
A man arrested in the Netherlands has been linked to the case of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who posted a poignant video on bullying before her death.
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission.
Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists.
Sydney (AFP) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing.
Algiers (AFP) - Ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems after Algerians voted Thursday in an election that saw 70 people wounded in protests.
The Queen has commemorated Maundy Thursday by offering money to senior citizens in recognition of service to the church and to the local community.
A suicide bomber has detonated a truck packed with explosives at a military base in northern Iraq.
Voters have turned out to polling booths across India despite threats from leftist rebels who have called for an election boycott.
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