The mountain rescue service in the Black Forest has a lot to deal with during the ski season. The emergency hotline rings off the hook. Broken bones and exhausted skiers are all in a day's work for the volunteers.
New safety measures in Nepal will ban solo climbers and people with some disabilities from scaling the country's mountains. More than 290 people have died attempting to scale Everest, the world's highest mountain.
His career began years before most of his contemporaries were born but Japanese footballer Kazuyoshi Miura will lace up his boots for one more season. Miura holds the record as the world's oldest professional player.
The world's best-known cryptocurrency has continued its dive, with other digital currencies also taking a hammering. Bitcoin's development in recent days prompted one analyst to speak of a "cryptocalypse."
Peaks and troughs are part and parcel of a young player's career but Renato Sanches has taken that to the extreme. After an incredible breakout year in 2016, the on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder is at his lowest ebb.
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