South Korean coast guard staff carry the body of a victim of the sunken ferry Sewol yesterday. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images.

As divers continued to pull bodies out of the submerged hulk of the ferry Sewol (...)

A Malaysia Airlines  Boeing 737-800 carrying 159 passengers and seven crew suffered a malfunction of its right-hand landing gear upon takeoff. Photograph: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board has landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport after being forced to abandon a flight (...)

The father of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, who died in an avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal’s Mount Everest killed at (...)

The South Korean coast guard carry a victim of the sunken ferry at the site of the ferry off the coast of Jindo Island today. At least forty six people are reported dead, with 256 still missing. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking has soared to 58 after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel. The new(...)

The mother of Kaji Sherpa, one of 13 Nepali mountaineering guides who lost his life in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries as she waits for the body of her son to arrive at Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide today after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll(...)

Friends, relatives and neighbors gather for a candlelight vigil at Danwon High School. The woman’s sign reads ‘Sons and daughters! Please come back. Be strong and we are sorry.’ Photograph: Shannon Jensen/Getty Images

A 26-year-old third mate was steering a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and san(...)

The Bluefin-21 is seen  craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: EPA

Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said today that an underwater search for the black box r(...)

Lee Joon-seok, captain of the South Korean ferry Sewol which capsized on Wednesday, arrives at a court in Mokpo, South Korea last night. Photograph:  Yonhap/Reuters

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank two days ago, killing 28 people and leaving more than 270 missing, has been arrested, according to(...)

 Danish stuntman and television host Lasse Spang Olsen is nailed to a wooden cross during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, in San Pedro Cutud village, San Fernando city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Catholi(...)

The Chinese government has released a report which says nearly one-fifth of its arable land was polluted. Photograph of  a steel plant  in Fengnan district of Tangshan, Hebei province. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Files/Reuters

The Chinese government has released a report which says nearly one-fifth of its arable land was polluted, a finding certain to raise questions (...)

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