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Sherpas Find 4 Climbers Dead In Tent On Mount Everest, Raising Month's Toll To 10
Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month, Reuters reports. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet),...
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Prison Riot in California Leaves Seven Inmates, Eight Guards Injured
At a maximum-security prison in Northern California, corrections officers opened fire with live ammunition on inmates after a melee broke out on Wednesday, according to The Los Angeles Times. Eight guards and seven inmates were sent to the hospital, with five of the prisoners wounded by gunfire,...
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Egypt blocks 21 websites including Al Jazeera -security sources
Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for "supporting terrorism", local media and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website,...
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Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital Wednesday after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and...
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NATO to join anti-IS coalition: diplomatic sources
NATO is to join the US-led anti- Islamic State coalition, meeting a key demand of President Donald Trump that the alliance do more to fight Islamist terrorism, diplomatic sources said today. Trump was due to meet NATO leaders in Brussels on Thursday to press his case, with the deadly IS-claimed bomb...
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Algeria's president names new prime minister after poll win
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named a new prime minister following the ruling coalition's victory in parliamentary elections earlier this month in the oil-rich North African country. A statement from ......
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Submersible Jiaolong Descends to 4,811 meters in Mariana Trench,  shows China's Major Tech Breakthroughs
BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Experts are amazed at China's scientific and technological progress as the country's manned submersible Jiaolong successfully launched an exploration mission at the Mariana Trench in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. China, they said, is much more advanced in science and...
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris scanner can be hacked
A group of hackers was able to defeat the iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone using relatively common supplies, creating concerns that biometric logins may not be as foolproof a security measure as once believed. The German hacking collective Chaos Computer Club revealed Monday it was...
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North Korean nuclear threat 'inevitable' if left unchecked, top US intel official says
(CNN)North Korea will eventually obtain a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States if left unchecked, a top US intelligence official said. "If left on its current trajectory, the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States...
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Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigns
[Nepal], May 24 (ANI) : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal reportedly submitted his resignation to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday, thus paving the way for Nepali Congress Chief Sher Bahadur Deuba to become the next premier as per an understanding the two leaders had reached in...
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