The luxury ski resort Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais is yet again cut off to all traffic - bar helicopters - with authorities citing risk of avalanches as reason for closing roads and rail indefinitely. The Alpine resort said on its website that tourists and others on their way to Zermatt should seek lodging in bigger cities like Zurich, Basel and Bern until the situation stabilizes. It is estimated that around 9,000 tourists are currently trapped in Zermatt, and according to the authorities, it is unclear when the situation will improve.
Distraught Home And Away cast members band together to bid farewell to actress Jessica Falkholt at a heartbreaking funeral service a month after the tragic car crash that killed her family
The cast of Home And Away attended the funeral of actress Jessica Falkholt ten days after she died. Hundreds of family members, friends and TV stars packed out St Mary's Catholic Church at Ryde, in Sydney, on Monday to say farewell to Jessica (inset bottom), who had her life support switched off following a car accident that killed her parents, Lars, 69 and Vivian, 60, and sister Annabelle, 21. The 28-year-old found fame on the small screen as Hope Morrison on TV soap Home and Away. Past and present stars of the show including Pia Miller (pictured right, hugging Olivia Deeble, who is also pictured top inset), Jackson Heywood and Janet King actress Andrea Demetriades were seen exiting the church together. Left: Her coffin being carried out of the church during the emotional service.
The British women who conquered the Sahara: Daring duo were the first in the world to cross the desert on motorbikes in 1934 (despite not having a compass)
Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron (left) rode their 600cc single-cylinder Panther motorcycle - complete with sidecar - from London to Cape Town in 1934. On the way, they crossed the Sahara (their route is shown top right) - reportedly without a compass - and were the first people to ever complete the journey on a motorbike. Theresa, from Stowe in Buckinghamshire, was a keen mechanic. At one point she was the only female student on Northampton Polytechnic Institute's engineering course. As the duo's bike suffered serious mechanical failure, her expertise came in very handy. She even rebuilt the entire engine. The pictures will now be sold at Toovey's Auction House in Washington, West Sussex, after being found in an 'unassuming Union Jack box'. They are expected to sell for between £500 and £800. Bottom right: A makeshift raft used to transport the bike across a waterway during the adventure.
The footage shows two women gyrating their rears against the shields of policemen during a 'national strike' against the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Honduras. The policemen look confused and occasionally smile awkwardly while the women perform passionately. As crowds look on and cheer at the two women, another joins in. Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds jailed since Hernandez was declared the winner of the November 26 run-off election - after a three-week stretch of often-interrupted ballot counting that stoked tensions and sparked accusations of fraud in the country.
Grace Mugabe's Porsche, Rolls Royce and Range Rover are damaged when cows wander onto the road as motors were being spirited out of Zimbabwe under the cover of darkness
Several of Grace Mugabe's cars, including a £250,000 Rolls Royce Ghost and a Porsche (pictured), were damaged as they were driven at night, in convoy through back roads of Botswana to a safe haven in South Africa. The convoy was involved in a pile-up when a herd of cows wandered into the road. Mrs Mugabe, known as 'Gucci Grace' and 'Dis-Grace' for her violent temper and extravagant spending habits, had organised the transfer after fearing she will lose her ill-gotten gains in a crackdown on corruption in the wake of the bloodless coup which ended her husband Robert's 37-year rule (inset with Mrs Mugabe).
Risking his life for internet fame: Thrill-seeker dangles from the top of a 1,200ft high tower ONE-HANDED in footage that will make your palms sweat
Tense footage shows a daredevil climber dangling by one hand from a 1,200-foot tower while giving a thumbs up to the camera. Alex Nomernoy, 19, ascends the huge operating tower in Russia with no safety equipment, shimmying up dozens of narrow bars during the terrifying expedition. The thrill-seeker can be seen making a running motion with his feet against the backdrop of stunning panoramic views when he reaches the top.