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The Duchess of Cambridge has thanked Australia for the warm welcome she and baby Prince George have received and said the visit "will always be remembered with fond and happy memories".
Kate, who was visiting a children's hospice in Sydney with William, praised many people including prime minister Tony Abbott and thousands of well-wishers who have greeted the Cambridges since their tour began a few days ago.
The Duchess toured Sydney's Bear Cottage - one of only two children's hospices in Australia - and praised the centre as a "haven" that was "inspirational".
Kate, who is royal patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospice (Each), said in a speech: "If I may, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has welcomed me and George so incredibly warmly on our first visit.
"To be here together as a family has been very special and we will always remember it with fond and happy memories."
The Duchess added: "First class delivery of children's palliative care is life changing. When families are confronted with the shattering news that their children have a life limiting condition, their world can fall apart. It is at those times that professional support is imperative."
Prime Minister David Cameron has been stung by a jellyfish while on holiday in Spain, The Mirror have reported.
The incident happened on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, while David Cameron and his wife Samantha were enjoying a spring break.
England batsman Jonathan Trott will take an indefinite break from all cricket after suffering a repeat of the stress-related illness which forced his early departure from the 2013-14 Ashes series, the England and Wales Cricket Board and his county Warwickshire have jointly announced.
A diver tasked with getting information from the sunken ferry has told relatives that they "cannot even see the ship's white colour".
Diver Kim Chun-il said that two divers had to return to the surface when an air pump stopped and said strong tides were impeding the rescue and that the divers are only "touching the hull with their hands."
Rescuers have pumped air into the vessel, but divers have not yet entered areas of the ship where many of the missing are believed to be.
An avalanche that swept down a slope of Mount Everest at the beginning of the main climbing season, has killed nine Nepali mountaineering guides, a Tourism Ministry official said.
The avalanche hit the most popular route to the mountain's peak and three Nepali guides were injured and some people may be missing, Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at the ministry's mountaineering department said.
Madhusudan Burlakoti, a senior official at the ministry, said helicopters and rescuers on foot had been sent to the site.
The Duke and Duchess have viewed a surf life-saving display as well as meeting volunteers at the popular Manly Beach in Sydney.
The Dutchess went down onto the beach and watched the performance, acting out a race to the sea front like a life guard.
The Royal couple are currently on their twelfth day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official tour to New Zealand and Australia.
South Korean families and friends of missing students aboard a sunken ferry await any news on survivors at Danwon High School, as the search continues for about 270 missing passengers
Many have slept in the gymnasium throughout the ordeal.
Video shown below in South Korean:
One 21 year old alumni Kim Yankg-Eun said on the phone:
"She is such a caring girl, so she must have asked other people to evacuate first leaving herself behind. She must be inside the ship waiting for rescuers with her friends"
Four seaborne cranes have arrived to salvage the sunken South Korean ferry as the search continues for 270 missing passengers.
Rescue and recovery attempts were continuing on Friday, but the work was expected to be slow.
The captain of the South Korean ferry who was not at he the helm as it capsized and evacuated the ship before passengers was "going against tradition" and "common sense", a maritime expert told Daybreak.
Chris Ware also commented on reports the third officer was at the helm as the ship ran into trouble, saying an officer of that ranking should be "competent" enough to help evacuate passengers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Manly Beach in Sydney.
Royal Editor Tim Ewart has tweeted:
Kate admiring the view at Manly Beach in Sydney http://t.co/3lLP1Ie85S