In what can be termed as a sad turn of events, Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, were found dead just days before the Miss World competition 2014, which the former was supposed to be competing in London.
Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm, officials said on Monday, as rescue crews began to scale back the hunt for survivors of a disaster that killed 40 people.
Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal`s worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39.
Survivors of a Himalayan blizzard that killed at least 29 people in Nepal said on Thursday they dived under a boulder to shelter from an avalanche that buried four Canadians in their group when it smashed into the trail.
Japanese authorities on Thursday called off the search for seven hikers still missing on a volcano that unexpectedly erupted last month, as wintry conditions made the search operation increasingly difficult.
After remaining out of the public eye for more than a month, North Korea's 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Un finally reportedly made an appearance, seeking to scotch a string of speculations about his health as well as power vacuum in Pyongyang, triggered by his mysterious absence.
Ever since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view, rumour mills have been abuzz with a plethora of speculations and the latest of them being that his sister Kim Yo Jong might be at the helm of the Hermit Kingdom.