Russia, the US and the EU say that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in Ukraine at talks in Geneva.
Nasa have announced official confirmation of the first Earth-like planet orbiting in the habitable zone of another star.
There is still no official explanation for the sinking, although the government has launched a formal inquiry.
The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said that he did not consider his men to be bound by the Geneva agreement to disarm and vacate occupied buildings.
Denis Pushilin, head of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "did not sign anything for us, he signed on behalf of the Russian Federation."
He added that his men will only consider leaving public buildings when the government in Kiev does the same.
Pushilin said he was continuing preparations for a referendum on increased autonomy from Kiev on May 11.
David Axelrod, one of US President Barack Obama's top strategists, has been warmly welcomed by Labour after joining their election team, however that did not stop the party's website from misspelling his name.
The news release spelled his name 'David Alexrod' but the website has now corrected the error.
Police said a high school vice principle rescued from the South Korean ferry that sunk has been found hanged, the Associated Press reports.
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.
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 agreement to diffuse the burgeoning conflict in eastern Ukraine may well be undermined by both sides, as they accused each other of "hostile intent" shortly after a deal was reached, a former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov told Daybreak.
Six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to scale the world's highest peak, a Nepalese tourism official said.
The avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6.30am local time, Krishna Lamsal said.
He added that four bodies have been recovered and rescuers are digging two more out of the snow. Nine other Sherpa guides are unaccounted for and believed to be buried in the snow.
All those killed and missing had gone early in the morning to the area to fix ropes for climbers along the route to the 29,000ft summit.
Hundreds of climbers and guides have gathered at the base camp, gearing up for their final attempt to scale Everest early next month when weather conditions get favourable.