“The crisis in Yarmouk is unfolding as new UN documents appear to support a widespread opposition claim that the regime of President Assad is using starvation tactics as a weapon of war.”
South Korea ferry disaster: third mate ‘steering in tricky waters for first time’
The South Korean ferry that sank off the country’s coast on Wednesday was being steered by an inexperienced officer who was navigating the area, which is notorious for its fast currents, for the first time.
The revelation lends weight to the theory that a series of errors by senior crew members caused the Sewol to list and capsize. Full story
MH370 flight recorders search to be completed within seven days
The underwater search for the flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be completed in five to seven days, Australian officials said on Saturday.
The huge international search-and-rescue effort for any physical evidence of the plane’s wreckage, now in its seventh week, had so far proved fruitless. Full story
Mount Everest avalanche leaves at least six Nepalese climbers dead
An avalanche on Mount Everest early on Friday has killed at least six local climbers and left several others injured.
Nine climbers are still missing, according to local authorities, and the death toll appears likely to rise in coming hours. Four bodies have so far been recovered, local police officials said. Full story