The avalanche happened at an altitude of about 5,800 metres in an area known as the "popcorn field"

Six killed in Everest avalanche

07.28 At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early today, with all of the dead believed to be Nepalese sherpas working on the peak.

Bluefin-21 is craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370

No success as deep-sea drone searches for MH370

08.11 Hopes that a deep seadrone scouring the Indian Ocean floor might soon turn up a missing Malaysian jetliner were fading, as the remote-controlled submarine embarked on a fifth mission with still no sign of wreckage.

Artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f (Pic: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

First Earth-sized planet found in habitable zone

07.51 The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward as an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable" zone of a star.

The court heard the passenger armed himself with a large Toblerone chocolate bar

Man in court after midair 'chocolate sword threat'

09.29 A man has appeared in court in Hong Kong accused of making a hoax bomb threat on a flight wielding a chocolate bar like a sword and demanding that the plane be diverted so he could attend the Winter Olympics.

Emergency services remain at the scene of a serious car accident in Co Laois

Two hurt in Laois car collision

17 Apr An investigation is underway into a serious road accident in Co Laois in which a young boy and his mother were seriously injured.