Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

More than 2,000 people were rescued on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday in dozens of separate rescues, the Italian Coast Guard said.

But at least seven people drowned as aid workers struggled to rescue more than 1,500 migrants in one operation.

An eight-year-old boy was among the dead, rescue workers said.

An earlier agency report said 20 bodies had been recovered by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (Moas), but this was later corrected.

Moas said its rescue started in the early hours of Saturday and had continued non-stop into Sunday afternoon.

Healthy diets this Easter

Dr Suresh Venkita from the Pacific International Hospital reminds you that “a high intake of sugar any time is unwise”.

In an apparently healthy person, he says, sugar is a fuel which has to be burned efficiently and quickly before it is turned into fat (like surplus money which is parked in a fixed deposit!).

There’s also the risk of accidents due to high sugar intake in one time.


Are these the world's poshest Easter eggs?

UK-based chocolaterie Choccywoccydoodah is known for its outlandish, extravagant creations, and their Easter collection this year is no exception.

The window of their store in Brighton, Sussex, is currently decked out with chocolate Easter eggs that tower over customers, and attract Instagrammers in their droves.

And they all come with a price tag as impressive as their stature -- these giant eggs cost upwards of $31,128 (£25,000).

Easter egg calculator: How guilty should you feel about your binge?

This happens another five times and it isn't even lunchtime on Good Friday yet.

Before you know it, you've eaten more than 20 teaspoons of sugar, and that's on top of your regular diet.

It's a common story in the holiday period — especially one increasingly wedded to particular snack foods. So how guilty should you actually feel about it?

First, the scary part about sugar

KPMG performance coach and fitness fiend Andrew May crunched the numbers on the sugar content of the popular Easter items, and it's not great reading.

Samoa inmates mark Easter with family

RNZI reports the meeting has been held in the presence of a Supreme Court judge and two government ministers.

About 100 selected prisoners also took part in an activity held at Tafa'igata prison in which inmates performed a drama demonstrating the crucifixion of Christ.

Church considers set date for Easter

The Archbishop of Canterbury announced over the weekend that churches worldwide are working to agree a fixed date for the Christian festival.

Justin Welby made the announcement after a meeting of primates from the Anglican Communion in Canterbury.