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American eyewitness describes ‘terrifying’ brawl on Mount Everest

A mountaineer on Everest described Monday the “terrifying” scene of two famous European climbers fighting with Nepalese guides in a high-altitude brawl that has sparked a police investigation. Ueli Steck, a Swiss national who holds climbing records, and Simone Moro of Italy, who has climbed Everest four times, were approaching…

Border schools in Mexico adjust to influx of English-speaking students

Schoolchildren scamper across the border to waiting parents in the Mexican town of Palomas in May 2009.(Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor/File) Elementary students at Lamberto Hernández School in this northern Mexican city were long gone by the time teachers sat down recently to learn about…  …

Mormon Church to accept gay boy scouts

James Oliver, left, hugs his brother and fellow Eagle Scout, Will Oliver, who is gay, as Will and other supporters carry petitions to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Dallas, Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP) For the Boy…  …

Five hot air balloon riders found drifting in the Pacific

AFP – Five women who were riding in a hot air balloon were rescued from the Pacific Ocean, while workers searched for two male passengers who are still missing, officials said. “Thank God, we have located five female occupants and we are continuing to search for the two missing men,…

Dozens killed and wounded in Pakistan elections office bombings

At least eight people were killed on Sunday after two bombs exploded in election offices in separate attacks in northwest Pakistan, officials said. Violence has marred the lead up to the country’s general election, to be held on May 11. Two bomb attacks Sunday targeting the offices of election candidates…

Former Russian Olympics official personally mocked by Putin says he was ‘poisoned’

A former Olympic official who fled Russia after President Vladimir Putin criticised him for delays and cost overruns before the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi claims he has been poisoned. Akhmed Bilalov, fired as deputy head of the Russian Olympic Committee in February, said on Saturday that doctors had discovered elevated mercury levels in…

Diplomats warn westerners in Libya face growing threat of violence

Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week’sattack on the French embassy in Tripoli. The bomb blast that wrecked much of the embassy is seen as a reprisal by Libyan militants for the decision by Paris the day before…

Police officers shot outside Italian prime minister’s office

The ministers in Italy‘s new left-right coalition cabinet were sworn in on Sunday as gunfire broke out in the centre of Rome. About half a mile away from where the ceremony was taking place, a lone gunman opened fire on Carabinieri officers standing guard outside the prime minister’s office. One of…

Kenya’s new cellphone money model could disrupt global banking industry

AFP - Six months ago, Jane Adhiambo Achieng walked into a local Kenyan bank with the hope of getting a loan for her small grocery business. After providing all the paperwork and after weeks of back and forth between her and bank officials, she was turned down. “They just told me…

Eyewitness accounts call Syrian nerve gas allegations into question

New questions have emerged over the source of the soil and other samples from Syria which, it is claimed, have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, amid apparent inconsistencies between eyewitness accounts describing one of the attacks and textbook descriptions of the weapon. As questions from arms control experts grow over…

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