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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    More US troops sent to northern Iraq, but only on temporary aid mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:32pm by AP

    ... on Sinjar mountain and evaluate options for moving them to safety. And yesterday British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that an international plan was under way to rescue the trapped ... while the troops were not being sent in to execute some type of rescue mission of the Yazidis on the mountain, they would assess the feasibility of a rescue or what one might look like. ...

  2. News - World - NIGERIA

    Hundreds of Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attackers in need of food

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... to a nearby mountain have said they were without any food. "We are in distress. We need help," said Liman Ngosha, a farmer from the town of Gwoza. "We have been starving for the past four days. We are surviving now on wild fruits," he said from the Mandara mountain. Suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the town, some 135km from the state capital of Maidugur, ...

  3. News - China

    Hundreds of rescuers hunt for survivors after landslide kills 15 in southwestern China

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:36am by Associated Press and Agence France-Press in Beijing

    ... of the mountainside caused by past mining operations. Unrestricted mining and quarrying is frequently blamed for causing landslides in China’s remote, mountainous southwestern provinces. ...

  4. News - Asia - ADVENTURE

    Japanese mountaineer, 80, becomes oldest person to conquer Everest

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Four heart operations fail to deter Japanese mountaineer from scaling world's highest peak Conquering Everest, at the age of 80 Follow @SCMP_News An 80-year-old ... Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 60 years ago, reached the top of the 8,848-metre mountain at about 9.00am local time,  accompanied by three other Japanese climbers, including his son, and six ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    With 'far fewer' Yazidis stuck on Iraqi peak than thought, rescue less likely

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Iraqi refugee rescue looking less likely The United States said its troops found "far fewer" Yazidi refugees marooned on a northern Iraqi mountain than expected, making an evacuation ... on Wednesday that- based on a direct assessment by a small party of US troops- the plight of those on the mountain was better than feared, and an evacuation mission "is far less likely". A US ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands flee as Islamist fighters surge towards Kurdish capital

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... of thousands from the ancient Yazidi community to flee the town of Sinjar for surrounding mountains. Some of the many thousands trapped on Sinjar mountain have been rescued in the past 24 hours, ... of hundreds of thousands of people," spokesman David Swanson said. A spokesman for the UN agency for children said many of the children on the mountain were suffering from dehydration ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

  8. News - World - PUBLISHING

    Pow! Early Superman comic sells for record US$3.2 million

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... books. It was kept for decades in a cedar chest in the West Virginia mountains by a man who had bought it off a newsstand, Adams told The Washington Post. The cover features the red-caped man ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Climber Brad Parker falls to his death in Yosemite hours after engagement

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Climber falls to his deathhours after engagement The family of an avid climber is grieving after the man fell 100 metres to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal atop a mountain. Brad Parker, 36, died when he fell from the face of Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, where he was climbing alone without ...




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