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Snowstorm Kills at Least 8 Climbers in Nepal

Snowstorm Kills at Least 8 Climbers in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — At least eight climbers, including a South Korean world-record holder, have been killed after a violent snowstorm ripped through their camp in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, officials said on Saturday. The climbers — four South Koreans who were planning to summit the nearly 24,000-foot Mount Gurja, and their four guides — […]

Pastor Andrew Brunson released to US diplomatic personnel after being detained by Turkish authorities for two years

Pastor Andrew Brunson released to US diplomatic personnel after being detained by Turkish authorities for two years

Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region October 12 at 12:51 PM BREAKING: Brunson will be departing his apartment in Turkey to go to the airport to leave the country. His lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said Brunson will be flown to a U.S. air base in Germany where he will […]

White House no longer considering Dina Powell for UN ambassador

White House no longer considering Dina Powell for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump is no longer considering Dina Powell for the position of U.N. ambassador, according to a senior White House official. Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, had told friends that she was leaning toward staying at the firm instead of becoming the next U.S. […]

Chance The Rapper Asks People To Be 'Patient And Supportive' Of Those With Mental Illness

Chance The Rapper Asks People To Be 'Patient And Supportive' Of Those With Mental Illness

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the World Federation for Mental Health. Chance, who recently pledged $1 million to mental health resources in his hometown of Chicago, wrote on Twitter that friends and family members need to realize […]

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Turkey newspaper shows photos of purported Saudi "assassination squad"

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Turkey newspaper shows photos of purported Saudi "assassination squad"

Last Updated Oct 10, 2018 6:34 AM EDT ISTANBUL — A newspaper close to the Turkish president published photos Wednesday of what it said was a 15-member “assassination squad” allegedly sent to target Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi was killed […]

Skripal attack: GRU suspect Mishkin traced to Russian village

Skripal attack: GRU suspect Mishkin traced to Russian village

Image copyright Leg29 Image caption For most of the year, Loyga is accessible only via a narrow-gauge railroad, ending at a dilapidated old depot The tiny village of Loyga in the Russian far north is not the kind of place you would expect to be at the centre of an international spy scandal. With fewer […]

Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto declares victory despite ruling party's denial

Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto declares victory despite ruling party's denial

Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election, but incumbent President Paul Biya’s party dismissed his claim as fantasy and accused him of breaking the law by making it. “I invite the outgoing president to organize a peaceful way to transfer power,” Kamto, who leads the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), told a […]

Sydney Opera House horse race advert ignites furore

Sydney Opera House horse race advert ignites furore

Image copyright RACING NSW Image caption The promotion for “The Everest” is to take place on Tuesday A plan to advertise a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House has prompted a large backlash in Australia. The World Heritage-listed site will show the advert on Tuesday, after an order by the New […]

Injuries, Damage Reported in Haiti After Powerful 5.9 Earthquake Strikes

Injuries, Damage Reported in Haiti After Powerful 5.9 Earthquake Strikes

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the northwestern tip of Haiti Saturday evening. The quake’s center was located about 12 miles west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix and struck with a depth of about 7.3 miles. Several people have been injured and structures were damaged, including a church and a hospital. The quake’s […]

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids

First lady Melania Trump visits the historical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. First lady Melania Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) By Darlene Superville | AP October 6 at 11:59 AM CAIRO — Melania Trump says she has, at times, […]