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Snowboarders killed in avalanche

Relatives of ten people, most of them German snowboarders, who were killed by an avalanche in Russia's remote Kamchatka region at the weekend are expected to arrive at the scene of the accident today.

Skier killed in alpine avalanche named

A British skier died after being swept away by an avalanche in the Italian Alps, mountain rescue officials said today.

Two dead, 30 hurt as avalanche hits snow race

Two people were killed, 30 injured and others feared buried in the snow after an avalanche struck a mountain snowmobile rally near Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canadian police said yesterday.

Three killed in Canadian avalanche

An avalanche struck a rally of up to 200 snowmobilers in Canada's Rocky Mountains, killing at least three people and leaving an unknown number missing, police said.

Peter Beresford: It doesn't help society to think of older people as a burden

To understand current social care and to plan for the future, we must first understand the past. This is a journey through war and peace, because it takes us back to the war that gave rise to the welfare state, the Second World War.

'Hundreds dead' in Uganda landslide

More than 50 school pupils were among the hundreds feared dead yesterday after a mud slide partially consumed three villages in a hilly region of Uganda.

Alpine safety chief warns rash tourists: we won't save you any more

Visitors who ignore avalanche warnings risk rescuers' lives, says expert

Risk of further flooding in UK as Xynthia approaches

Flood warnings were issued across much of Britain last night as the tail end of the Atlantic storm that caused so many fatalities on mainland Europe threatened to batter the UK. The storm, nicknamed Xynthia, is expected to brush Britain en route to Scandinavia.

Climbers died after being swept away by Avalanche

Two climbers swept away by an avalanche on a Scottish mountain died, police confirmed.

Leading article: Setting schools free can only be half of the answer

More thought must be given to social cohesion and protecting pupils

Walkers in hospital after avalanche ordeal





Four fell walkers were recovering in hospital tonight after they were swept away by an avalanche.

Avalanche kills climber in the Highlands

A Scout Association member was killed in an avalanche on a mountainside, police said last night.

The white stuff: If you're fed up with winter then seek out the snowdrop...

I picked the first snowdrops from our garden on Boxing Day, which, though cold, was not snowy. I was so buoyed up by the flowers sitting on the kitchen table, with ivy leaves and catkins, I set out on a mammoth walk, which kept me outside from nine until four, when the light was just beginning to drift out of our valley. There was a vague thought in the back of my mind that I might find more snowdrops in the woods around us. There weren't any then, but it didn't matter. They've caught up now.

Afghan avalanches kill at least 28

Avalanches on a mountain pass north of Kabul have killed at least 28 people, with another 1,500 stranded in their vehicles on snow-blocked roads, Afghan officials said today.

Jail threat to skiers who go too far off-piste

Italy expected to rush through legislation after deadly weekend on slopes
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