Five die after fall from Canada's Mt Harvey
MONTREAL • Five climbers from South Korea fell to their deaths last Saturday from a snow ledge that gave way on the peak of Mt Harvey, near Vancouver, Canada.
A hiker concerned about the collapse told police he had seen footprints leading to the summit. The Vancouver Sun reported that the dead were experienced climbers.
Space station crew returns after mission
CAPE CANAVERAL (Florida) • A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan yesterday, wrapping up a nearly six-month mission on the International Space Station, a Nasa TV broadcast showed.
The Russian Soyuz capsule, which left the station shortly before 4pm Singapore time, touched down south-east of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 7.20pm, with returning station commander Shane Kimbrough of Nasa and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko from Russian space agency Roscosmos aboard.
Russian opposition leader Navalny freed
MOSCOW • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free yesterday after 15 days in jail over a rally protesting against alleged massive corruption by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The anti-corruption campaigner was arrested on March 26 at the largest unauthorised demonstration of recent years in Moscow and found guilty of disobeying police orders.