The incident brings to 20 the number of deaths or missing on Mont Blanc this season

More climbers die on Mont Blanc

18 Aug Two climbers and their guide have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, police said this morning, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe's highest mountain.

Recovery of the bodies and access to the wreckage has been disrupted by the conflict in eastern Ukraine

Search at MH17 crash site in Ukraine halted

06 Aug The Netherlands is halting the mission to recover victims and debris of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash because of fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Two Irish tricolours were hung from trees on the island in Bessbrook Pond

Man drowns in Armagh flag incident

29 Jul A man has drowned after he got into difficulties while swimming in a lake where he was believed to be trying to get to an island to remove two Irish tricolours that had been hung from trees.

Ukraine officials said black box data showed 'explosive decompression' brought MH17 down

New sanctions agreed against Russia

28 Jul US and European leaders have agreed to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defence and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.