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At least 75 inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

ASUNCION (Reuters) - At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil's most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been aware, the government said.

Search for South Korean trekkers missing in Nepal could take weeks - rescuers

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A search and rescue operation for the four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides missing after being struck by an avalanche in northwest Nepal could take weeks due to bad weather, rescuers said on Sunday.

Turkey spars with EU over fresh drilling off Cyprus

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey called on Sunday for the European Union to end what it said was the bloc's prejudice against Turkish Cypriots, defending its launch of a fresh round of hydrocarbons drilling off the Mediterranean island.

Despite great snow, Lebanon's ski slopes suffer in economic crisis

KFARDEBIAN, Lebanon (Reuters) - It is a sunny day on Lebanon's ski slopes after weeks of snowfall but, as the economic crisis bites, there is no sign of the traffic that would typically jam the road.