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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... militants in North Waziristan tribal area on June 15, vowing to wipe out the strongholds they have used to wreak deadly terror attacks across the country. The rugged, mountainous area on the Afghan ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: Brazil, you put on a great party

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:07am by Tim Noonan

    ... it will be from a psychological perspective. From a financial and practical perspective, the enduring legacy will be a mountain of debt and a number of stunning stadiums in remote locales like Manaus, ...

  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Chinese mountaineer was prepared to die- but not from terrorist gunfire in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Yang Chunfeng just 3 peaks short of climbing world's top 14 when terrorists cut him down Mountaineer was prepared to die- but not in gunfire Yang Chunfeng 1968-2013 Yang ... of Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain and the western anchor of the Himalayas. Yang told friends before leaving for Pakistan that he would "complete the 14 mountains or lie ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    The Little Prince theme park opens

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. Back on solid ground, attractions include a mix of natural ones, such as petting animals, and the cutting-edge, including a 3D cinema and an interactive ...

  5. News - World

    Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in Brokeback Mountain parody

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 10:37am by Staff Reporter

    ... Presidents are due to meet in California today Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama are depicted as gay cowboys on the latest cover of The Economist . On the day the Chinese leader meets his US counterpart at an informal summit in California, the British-based weekly newspaper parodied the film Brokeback Mountain , a story of the forbidden and secretive relationship between ...

  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. The avalanche a day earlier hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world’s ... on the mountain were also searching on foot and had managed to bring three more bodies to the base camp on Monday, Kuwar said. The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered on Sunday ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... of thousands have also fled across the porous mountain border into Afghanistan, and there have been fears that key militants may have slipped out. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the operation ... and sparked the military offensive. Pakistan’s allies, particularly the United States, have long called for an operation in the mountainous tribal territory to flush out groups like the Haqqani ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Whitehurst, who commands the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, deployed in Paktia province. "Those are the things I worry about- the friends I met there and what's going ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Amorous bear in Pyrenees faces castration or segregation

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by GDN

    ... is threatening the species' survival in the region by limiting genetic diversity. Pyros, one of the oldest of the 30 or so bears who roam the mountains between France and Spain, is the father, ... and granddaughter. "If he keeps up this sexual vigour and dominant attitude for a few more years, the other males in the mountains have no chance of mating with any of the females," Jose Enrique ...

  10. News - Asia

    Nepal faces year with no ascent of Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:57am by Reuters

    ... mountain for the first time in decades. The toll from last Friday's accident was the highest in a single day in Everest history, and many Sherpas who are angry over their treatment at the hands of foreign mountaineers and the government have refused to guide visitors up the climb. Three Sherpas are still missing since an avalanche struck while they were carving out a route ...




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