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Sherpa Kami Rita Sets Record with 22nd Successful Climb of Mount Everest

With this, he becomes the only man to climb Everest 22 times leaving Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa behind, who have reached the top of the world 21 times. Number of times Mr Kami Rita, 48, a professional guide, has reached the Everest summit. ...

US Senate panel approves CIA nominee Gina Haspel despite torture background

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell noted in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday that Haspel's 33 years in the CIA includes "firsthand experience gathering foreign intelligence in an era of great-power competition and hard-won expertise in counterterrorism ...

US Officer Shoots Student Who Opens Fire at School

As the officer pursued the suspect, the offender fired several shots and the officer returned fire. Milby did not injure the resource officer in the attack. An armed former student was shot at Dixon High School on Wednesday after exchanging gunfire w...

Another deadly attack in indonesia

The assailants drove a auto into the gate of police headquarters in the city of Pekanbaru on the Sumatra Island to stage the attack, AFP reported . "When the auto broke through into the Riau police headquarters, it was blocked by policemen", Wasis...

Atilla sentenced to 32 months in U.S. prison over evading Iran sanctions

Prosecutors identified Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab as the central figure in the scheme. One of Atilla's lawyers, Victor Rocco, called the 32-month sentence "fair", but said the banker would appeal his conviction. His conviction followed...

Europe to ditch United States dollar in payments for Iranian oil

His decision have left the future of the internationally signed Nuclear Deal with Iran in question. Washington has long complained that the nuclear deal does nothing to stop Iran's ballistic missile program or its interference in conflicts ...

Ramadan fasting commences tomorrow, Sultan declares

This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Arrangements have begun for "namaz-e-taraveeh", special prayers offered every night throughout the month. "In accordance with the Islamic injunctions, we announce today Wednesd...

HBO, Sky team on Amy Berg's "The Case Against Adnan Syed"

A lower-court judge vacated Syed's conviction in 2016. Syed was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999; the podcast examined evidence and, as its executive producer Julie Snyder told NPR , showed that "the story th...

Malaysian police raid home of ex-PM Najib

The national Bernama news agency cited sources as saying that the police were looking for documents related to 1MDB, and that several boxes were loaded into a police truck. Late Wednesday, Mahathir, who gained a reputation as an authoritarian ruler...

European Union chief on Trump: "With friends like that, who needs enemies?"

In a letter to European Union leaders ahead of their meeting Wednesday night in Sofia , Donald Tusk said that with friends like Donald Trump , the European Union could ask who needs enemies. The EU and the United States have traditionally been th...

Pope expresses 'great sorrow' over Gaza killings

He also explained the meaning of the baptismal candle, lit from the Paschal candle. These words, the Pope said, remind us that we are not the light, but rather we are called to receive the light of Christ who has risen from the dead and overcome th...

US, Chinese officials try to head off trade war

China attaches great importance to the role of the U.S. Congress, and is ready to strengthen exchanges with the U.S. legislature, Liu said. Later, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, a Republican, sounded a more pessimistic tone over a d...

Iran launched the dialogue on the future of the nuclear agreement

China and Iran have agreed to uphold the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - also referred to as the "Iranian nuclear deal" - during Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif's visit to Beijing. sanctions. All these nations have expressed ...

Muqtada al-Sadr Alliance Wins Elections in Iraq

However, Sadr's coalition looks unlikely to win enough seats to form a government in its own right, and is likely to begin talks with other candidates to name a new prime minister. The coalition government will likely take months to be negotiated and...

Polls open in Pennsylvania primary election

Second: The crowded field for the Democratic nomination for the Benton County Board of Commissioners has renewed a thought that we've entertained from time to time. Wagner is from southeast Pennsylvania, and his two opponents are both from near Pitts...

Co-pilot 'sucked halfway out' plane when windshield blows out at 32000 feet

On 7 May, a JetBlue Airlines flight had to perform an emergency landing after the aircraft's windscreen shattered mid-flight , while a Lufthansa flight made an emergency call before landing in Dublin on 23 April after its cockpit windshield cracke...

George Soros Foundation Closing Offices In Hungary

The legislation, invoking national security interests, would block any organization from advising or representing asylum seekers and refugees without a government license. "Orban now wants to enact laws that force non-governmental organizations (NGOs...

Facebook Deletes 500 Million Fake Accounts In Effort To Clean Up Network

Facebook's automated systems spotted nearly 100 percent of spam and terrorist propaganda while 99 percent of fake accounts were also spotted by them. Graphic violence: During Q1, Facebook took action against 3.4 million pieces of content for gr...

Taliban in Afghanistan enter Farah city bordering Iran

He said fighters launched attacks form multiple directions, after which they overran several checkpoints in the city. Police special forces from Kandahar and commandos from Herat have also been deployed to the province which borders Iran, according...

USA comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening

It's not the first time the White House has been caught airbrushing official transcripts. Meanwhile, around 50 miles away Palestinian protestors at the Israel-Gaza border armed with flaming kites and rocks were fired upon by Israeli security forc...

Maryland weather: Severe thunderstorm watch in effect through Monday evening

We may have a few additional showers and storms around sunrise across northeast Oklahoma, but the overall coverage should remain low. While the derecho event of 2012 was an extreme event and temps that day we're over 100°, a damaging straight line ...

S. Korean military says N. Korea preparing nuke site closure

And this week the North announced it will shut its Punggye-ri nuclear test site in less than two weeks with foreign journalists in attendance, in a sign of easing tensions between the West and the reclusive nation. U.S. President Donald Trump is sc...

Tharoor calls Delhi Police charge sheet preposterous, says he intends to contest

The police, in its charge sheet which runs into around 3,000 pages, has also alleged that Tharoor had subjected his wife to cruelty. Delhi Police, after investigation, filed a charge sheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh under the...

Petition to initiate treason case against Nawaz Sharif filed in Pak court

To a question at a press conference here, Ms. Sitharaman said, "It is very serious disclosure". Pakistan has come under pressure from the United States and India to do more, however, to shut down groups such as the Afghan Taliban , the Haqqani Ne...

'Heroic' captain makes emergency landing after aircraft windshield breaks at 32000 feet

According to Reuters , though no passengers were injured in the incident, the Civil Aviation Administration of China's Southwest Regional Administration (CAAC) stated that one of the pilots suffered scratches and waist pains. Most of the equipment ma...

Nawaz Sharif Faces Backlash Over '26/11' Remark

He said Mr Sharif had failed to answer two questions put forward by the court during the Panama Papers case hearing - how the former prime minister made a fortune of Rs300 billion and how it was sent overseas. They observed that it was very unfortuna...

Harry Reid Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Doctors discovered the tumor during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success, according to the statement. The statement also indicated that Reid is planning to continue treatment once he has fully recovere...

DraftKings to Get in On Sports Gambling

DraftKings said on Monday it had been preparing in advance of the Supreme Court ruling to launch a sports betting platform and apply for operating licenses in states that move toward legalization. If sports betting hadn't been included in 2017'...

Trump thanks North Korea for 'smart' move

North Korea says it will dismantle its Punggye-ri test site between May 23 and 25 in the presence of local and global media. "This will be Americans coming in - private-sector Americans, not the USA taxpayer - helping build the energy grid", Pompeo...

Two lost dogs rescued near a lava vent in Hawaii

An active fissure that was reported Sunday morning initially was called No. 18 but will be labeled No. 17. The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says geologists in the field have determined a fissure that opened Saturday did not...

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China's USA ambassador vows Beijing will defend its own interests

Anyway, it makes for a pretty hilarious segment. Trump on 60 Minutes: Lesley Stahl tells Trump: "I wish you could go to Greenland, watch these huge chunks of ice just falling...

Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem - PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to persuade other countries to move their embassies to Jerusalem. Labor reminded the government that Frances Adamson, th...

British Mountain Biker Shot Dead By Hunter In French Alps

The hunter was taken to hospital for shock. Dozens of gendarmes surrounded the area where the tragedy happened, as others attempted to contact the victim's next of kin. "He now f...

Rescuers Continue to Search Florida Towns Demolished by Hurricane Michael

Trump told reporters before leaving for Florida and Georgia, adding later, "The denial was not only a denial, it was a very firm denial". The visit comes as Mrs Trump addres...

With UK's May under pressure, Brexit diplomacy steps up in Brussels

However, the EU insists Britain give assurances that, in the event future negotiations fail to ensure a UK-EU trade deal which can avoid a hard border, Northern Ireland should re...

'Rogue killers' may have murdered Khashoggi, not Saudis, Trump says

Mr Khashoggi was once an adviser to the Saudi royal family, but fell sharply out of favour with the Saudi government and went into self-imposed exile. Saudi media took a hard line ...

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn’t abuse of power

She was then asked whether the relationship was an "abuse of power", to which she said , "No". Dokoupil's questioning was in the context of a report about the rise of female ca...

UK's Duchess of Sussex Meghan is pregnant

Harry and Meghan's first child will be seventh in the line of succession for the throne when it is born next spring. They will also visit New Zealand as well as Tonga and Fiji ...

Beto O'Rourke Smashes Fundraising Records But Cruz Comfortably Ahead in Polls

In an appearance in Plano last week, Mr. Cruz predicted a third quarter take of at least $30 million for his opponent. The three-term congressman far outstripped Republican inc...

German police catch suspected hostage-taker and free woman

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports shots have been fired at the station, although it is unclear by who. Police refused to speculate whether the incident was ter...

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Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results

Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results

Trump in 2020. Those critics have charged that Warren advanced her career with a narrative she is a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes, although Warren has released personne...

President Trump says Defense Secretary Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat'

People leave. That's Washington ", President Trump said. There have been consistent rumors all summer that Mattis is nearing the end of his tenure as Trump's defense secretary. ...

5 days after Hurricane Michael, large swath of Panhandle suffering

5 days after Hurricane Michael, large swath of Panhandle suffering

For now, only one death has been confirmed in Mexico Beach - the death toll overall stands at 17 - but Kelly said it was "possible" another body might be found. The hurricane-for...

US Special Envoy on Afghanistan Meets With Taliban Officials in Doha

US Special Envoy on Afghanistan Meets With Taliban Officials in Doha

In July, Alice Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs met with Taliban officials to discuss ways to lay the groundwork...

'MeToo' movement: NCW urges women to lodge written complaints

'MeToo' movement: NCW urges women to lodge written complaints

The committee will look into the legal and institutional framework that is in place for handling complaints of sexual harassment at work and advise the ministry on how to strengt...

United Kingdom and U.S. 'could boycott' Saudi conference over missing reporter

United Kingdom and U.S. 'could boycott' Saudi conference over missing reporter

Khashoggi's case and the fact that there are no American ambassadors in either Ankara or Riyadh have prompted concerns about dozens of unfilled senior State Department positions ...

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy 'threats' over missing writer

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy 'threats' over missing writer

The network said it will air the interview in full on Sunday evening. At this moment they deny it and they deny it vehemently. "There are other things we can do that are very, ve...

Armenia Hosts Summit Of Francophone 'Family'

Armenia Hosts Summit Of Francophone 'Family'

Canada also had to consider its relationship with France - President Emmanuel Macron had backed the Rwandan bid in a move widely seen as increasing that country's influence in Af...

Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

The storm will most likely hit land around the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, before moving across the peninsula, bringing winds of up to 100 km/h (60 mph), Spain's state weather se...