Mountain rescue workers lift an injured climber after the avalanche hit

Everest avalanche death toll rises to thirteen

14.25 Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide today, after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

Captain Lee Jun-Seok receives help from maritime policemen to escape after the ferry sank

Arrest warrant sought for Korean ferry captain

18 Apr South Korean prosecutors are seeking arrest warrants for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized Wednesday with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.

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

First Earth-sized planet found in habitable zone

18 Apr 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.

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

Deep-sea drone continues search for MH370

18 Apr Hopes that a deep sea drone 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.

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

Court appearance after 'chocolate sword' threat

18 Apr 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.