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Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki dies on eighth Everest attempt

Tuesday  07:25,   22 may 2018

A Japanese climber who lost nearly all his fingers on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain. Nobukazu Kuriki, in his mid-thirties, fell ill and was descending on Monday when his team lost contact with him, his team said on[...]

Foreign media head to N.Korea to witness nuclear site shutdown

Tuesday  06:20,   22 may 2018

A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organizations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site. Journalists from the Associated Press, CNN, CBS, Russia Today and Chinese[...]

Archbishop guilty of child abuse cover-up

Tuesday  05:40,   22 may 2018

Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence. He was found to have covered up the abuse of altar boys by a paedophile priest in New South Wales in the 1970s.During his trial he denied any memory[...]

Palestinian protesters throw eggs at US delegation

Tuesday  00:01,   22 may 2018

Palestinian protesters on Monday threw eggs at a US delegation in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and held up signs with anti-American slogans in a bid to prevent them attending an event. Around 15 protesters confronted a vehicle from the US[...]

Brave Firefighter Carries Flaming Gas Tank Down Several Flights of Stairs to Prevent Building Explosion

Monday  23:56,   21 may 2018

Firefighter Dong Yuanzhe's heroic act was caught on camera.Dong Yuanzhe, a firefighter in China’s Shandong province, was filmed pulling a flaming gas cylinder out of a kitchen, down several flights of stairs before he ultimately removed it from[...]

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

Monday  21:31,   21 may 2018

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Britain's Labour Party, which had suspended him over allegations of anti-Semitism. Livingstone said on Monday, May 21, 2018 that he was quitting because the issue had become a "distraction." [...]

They’re Here! Harry and Meghan’s First Official Wedding Portraits Released

Monday  18:00,   21 may 2018

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan ’s first official wedding portraits are here — and they’re breathtaking! The three pictures were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession.[...]

Pompeo issues steep demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

Monday  17:22,   21 may 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change[...]

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

Monday  15:56,   21 may 2018

Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. Health Minister Oly Ilunga said late Sunday that the nurse's death brings [...]

Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead

Monday  13:51,   21 may 2018

Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu[...]

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry opens with tributes to victims

Monday  13:51,   21 may 2018

The official inquiry into last year's catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has opened with bereaved families due to pay tribute to the dozens of victims who died. Seventy-two people were killed after the 24-story residential building[...]

Britain to intensify defence against space 'threats'

Monday  12:25,   21 may 2018

Britain will boost the number of defence personnel working in the space sector by a fifth over five years to counter "intensifying threats", Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday. Williamson also confirmed that Britain was[...]

South Korea's Moon heads to Washington amid fears for Trump-Kim summit

Monday  10:20,   21 may 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington on Monday to do what he can to shore up plans for a US-North Korea summit that seems to be on shaky ground.Moon will meet with Donald Trump Tuesday, ahead of the US President's planned summit[...]

Pope Francis reportedly tells gay man, 'God made you that way and loves you'

Monday  10:11,   21 may 2018

Pope Francis reportedly told a gay man from Chile who was visiting the Vatican that God made him that way and loves him the way he is. Juan Carlos Cruz, who was reportedly a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a priest, reportedly spent days at[...]

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be distributed in Congo

Monday  07:40,   21 may 2018

Health authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The confirmation of the first case in Mbandaka, a[...]