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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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Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled

Flights out of Sea-Tac, the largest commercial airport in the Pacific Northwest, were temporarily grounded during the drama. Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies sho...

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Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's primary. Gretchen Driskell for ...

Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts

Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts

Some visuals from flood-affected areas of the coastal state. The South-West monsoon has been vigorous over Kerala , resulting in heavy rains in various parts of the state for ...

In Gaza Flare-Up, New York Times Obscures Cause and Effect

In Gaza Flare-Up, New York Times Obscures Cause and Effect

Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets, including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fig...

At Least Four Killed in Canada Shooting

At Least Four Killed in Canada Shooting

It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters he could not discuss details of the latest shooting. Tim Moreh...

US Senator Presents Letter From Trump For Putin

US Senator Presents Letter From Trump For Putin

However, deputy White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said the missive was a "letter of introduction" that Trump had written at Paul's request and "mentioned topics of interest that...

Saudi Arabia 'threatens' Canada with 9/11 style attack

Saudi Arabia 'threatens' Canada with 9/11 style attack

In response, the Saudi Arabian government took quick retaliatory action by expelling Canada's ambassador and calling their own home, suspending all new trade deals, cancelling all ...

US can't be trusted, Iran's Rouhani tells North Korea

US can't be trusted, Iran's Rouhani tells North Korea

North Korea's nuclear weapons program has caused global tension for decades and the rhetoric and threats from Kim and Trump had been especially hostile before their June meeting...

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in disputed area

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in disputed area

A 6-meter high fence and additional security measures will be installed on the barrier by the end of 2018, the ministry said in a statement . The incident took place as Egypt ...

Yemen war: 'Children killed' in bus attack

Yemen war: 'Children killed' in bus attack

CNN reported that dozens of children under the age of 15 were killed in the attack, and many more were injured, according to reports from Yemeni officials and the Red Cross . N...