Climate change, crowding imperil iconic route to top of Mount Everest

KATHMANDU — As climbers begin to reach the summit of Mount Everest, some veterans are avoiding the Nepali side of the world’s highest peak because melting ice and crowds have made its famed Khumbu Icefall too dangerous. Not far from the safety of the Everest Base Camp, the icefall is a climber’s first real test: […]

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Venezuela inmates seize control of prison ahead of election

nmates have revolted and taken control of a notorious prison in Venezuela, as the volatile country braces for presidential elections decried as illegitimate by regional leaders. Men identifying themselves as prisoners posted videos online saying they had taken over a detention center in the Helicoide (“the Helix”), the headquarters of intelligence agency Sebin in the […]

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Pentagon video throws new light on fate of American troops killed in Niger ambush

A 23-minute video that was used to brief members of Congress on the October 2017 Niger ambush that killed four US soldiers and five Nigeriens provides new insight into what went wrong. The video, produced by the US military and given to CNN by the Pentagon, comes on the heels of the summary of a […]

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Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’ in Rant

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting on Wednesday, warning in front of news cameras that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the country’s borders and branding such people “animals.” Mr. Trump’s incendiary comments came during a round-table discussion with state and local leaders on California’s so-called sanctuary […]

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54 things Donald Trump Jr. couldn’t ‘recall’ or ‘remember’ in his testimony

If there’s one thing Donald Trump Jr. cleared up with his congressional testimony, it’s that he doesn’t remember a lot of things. In a newly released transcript of his testimony, Trump repeatedly couched his answers about that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting by saying he did not “remember” or that he didn’t “recall” certain things. […]

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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted. The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a […]

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