Dozens of asylum seekers, probably from Iraq, were thrown into the sea when their boat sank off the coast of Christmas Island, near Australia. At least 27 have died. Rescue efforts are underway.
Skippers hit speeds in excess of 30 m.p.h. as they brave near-hurricane winds, monstrous seas, and flying squid in one of the most harrowing sporting competitions in the world – the Vendée Globe.