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Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

Photo: Mt. Everest, in middle, altitude 8,848 meters (29,028 feet), is seen on the way to base camp. Kathmandu, May 25 : An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said. Don Cash became ill at ...

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Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

Photo: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bills, banning the procedure on or beyond eight weeks of pregnancy, Friday, May 24, 2019 in Jefferson City, Mo. Jefferson City, May 25 : Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for ...

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Pakistan official: Bomb at Quetta mosque kills 1, wounds 15

A bomb exploded at a mosque on Friday in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province, killing the prayer leader and wounding 15 worshippers, three of them critically, officials said. The blast took place at the mosque in the city’s Pashtoonabad neighborhood during Friday prayers, according to Abdul Razzak Cheema, deputy inspector of police.The bomb was ...

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Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Photo : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Modi’s Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday’s vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that ...

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European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK

Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in the North East and Northern Ireland to 10 MEPs ...

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India’s ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

Photo : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate outside BJP headquarters in Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party were off to an early lead as vote counting began Thursday following the conclusion of the country’s 6-week-long general election, sending the stock market soaring in anticipation of another five-year term for the Hindu ...

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Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia’s capital

Photo: Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Nairobi, May 23 : Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an adviser to the current president. ...

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Brazil’s leader issues new gun decree, but keeps much of old

Photo: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro poses for photos with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima,during a Catholic ceremony at which he dedicated his nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Rio De Janeiro, May 23 : President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday pulled back on part of a decree ...

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Pentagon proposing a troop buildup in Mideast

Photo: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to members of the media after a classified briefing for members of Congress on Iran on Capitol Hill in Washington. Washington, May 23 : The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, ...

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Modi’s party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted

Half a dozen exit polls showed Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party winning another five-year term. File photo New Delhi, May 23 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party had a commanding lead as votes were counted Thursday after a six-week general election, sending the stock market soaring in anticipation of another five-year term for the Hindu nationalist ...

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