Bad weather frustrated efforts to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche in possibly the single deadliest incident on the world`s highest peak.
Extreme bad weather was the "triggering factor" behind the AirAsia plane crash with icing likely causing engine damage, Indonesia's meteorological agency has said in the first official word on the possible reasons for the horrific incident.
Storms packing wind gusts of up to 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour on Saturday forced the closure of France`s port of Calais on the English Channel and the suspension of car ferries to and from Britain, officials said.
Land acquisition by the
Orissa government for Posco`s Rs 52,000 crore steel plant
project in Jagatsinghpur district, which was to resume on Friday
after a five-day break, could not commence due to heavy rains.