Reports claim South African climbers are safe after the deadliest ever avalanche on Mount Everest that left at least 13 Nepalese mountain guides dead.
Boko Haram has released a video message in which it claims responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, that killed at least 75 people.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense", condemning the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power.
Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell slammed the 18-month doping ban meted out to him, calling it "unfair" and "unjust".
With 277 of the endangered species killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on it the poaching of rhinos is not diminuishing.
A intrepid hawk has been taken on by the Vatican to protect the pope's doves after two were killed in front of horrified crowds by a crow and seagull.
Arab foreign ministers say Israel is "wholly responsible for the dangerous stalemate" in US-brokered peace talks scheduled to end on April 29.
Australia's most decorated Olympian, swimmer Ian Thorpe, has been booked into intensive care with two potentially deadly infections.
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft "black boxes", says the chief of the MH370 search.
Defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20.