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 Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has said a tsunami warning was in effect for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after the earlier earthquake.
The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna.
Seven-year-old twin boys fought off a car thief after he tried to drive away with them and their baby sister in San Antonio, Texas.
Luis and Lucius Lozada were inside the family car parked outside their home when their mother went inside briefly to get a baby bottle.
A man jumped into the car and started driving it away, but one of the twins kicked the car thief from behind, while the other hit him with a toy snake.
The man released the three children about a mile from their home. So far no one has been arrested.
One of the French journalists who was held hostage in Syria said he is "really happy" to be free.
Speaking from Turkey Didier Francois said: "We are very happy to be free. We thank the Turkish authorities because they really help us.
"It's very nice to see the sky, to be able to walk, to be a able to speak freely. I'm really happy."
The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said. This marks a departure from previous comments which explained their presence as routine exercises.
"We ... have forces in the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Forgive me but, it (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security."
He denied allegations the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory.
The first pictures have emerged of the four French journalists kidnapped in Syria last June.
Jenan Moussa, a reporter based in Dubai, tweeted this picture of the journalists after they were found by Turkish soldiers.
The South Korean coastguard has found the 30th body from the ferry that sank three days ago, according to AP.
BREAKING: South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from ferry that sank 3 days ago
Four French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria after being kidnapped by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last June, Turkish media reported.
Journalists Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias and Didier Francois were found in Sanliurfa province with their hands and eyes bound, Dogan News Agency said.
President Putin says Russia will award state medals to some Russian servicemen who are involved in the Crimea operation.
Speaking to Russian television Putin said that there was nothing to prevent the normalisation of relations between Russia and the west, but that it would depend on the west.
An airstrike has killed ten suspended al Qaeda militants in central Yemen province, according to security forces.
Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.
Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft) summit and, while some decided to abandon their mission, others said they would go ahead after talking to their Nepali guides.
The Himalayan Guides, a Nepali hiking group, said six of its sherpas had gone ahead of climbers they were accompanying in order to fix ropes and crack snow and ice to carve out a route, when they were caught in the avalanche and died.
"We have two helicopters stand by in the area and will start looking for those who are still missing. Many of them have already been rescued," Nepali Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Jagdish Chandra Pokharel told Reuters.