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3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

According to Reuters , Yearwood was one of 16 on a team led by American climber Dan Mazur. American climber dies near summit of Mount Everest; Indian climber missing following successful ascent https://t.co/CfJWvExTLd pic.twitter.com/XBZDL6xgPW - ABC News (@ABC) May 21, 2017 Indian climber Ravi Kumar went missing on Saturday near Balcony.

Sea lion drags young girl off dock and underwater in scary video

Certainly when animals are habituated to being around people, and the sea lion looked like he had no fear, the best thing for animals is not to trust their intentions are good. "Her family were just in shock ". They are huge animals. "I didn't know sea lions did that", said Cabot Phillips. According to Section 7 of the federal government's Marine Mammal Regulations, anyone who disturbs a marine mammal, except when legally fishing, can face a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine.

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

But the interceptors, based in California and Alaska, would be overwhelmed by a full-scale attack from countries like Russian Federation or China , which could fire dozens of missiles at a time. Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency , told Senate lawmakers this week that if North Korea is left unchecked, it is "inevitable" that they will develop such a missile.

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea in mind

Gen. Vincent Stewart as saying. The U.S. has provided China with a list of companies that deal with North Korea and "is waiting for Chinese actions", she said, adding that the textiles industry could be an area for future sanctions. If the test goes as planned, the interceptor will destroy the target warhead high above the Pacific Ocean , AP reported . "We are conducting increasingly complex test scenarios as the program develops".

Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour cannot win election - Kezia Dugdale

While guaranteeing no hikes in VAT, personal national insurance contributions or income tax for the bulk of workers, Labour would raise £6.4 billion from the top 5% by lowering the threshold for the 45p rate of income tax from £150,000 to £80,000 and introducing a new 50p rate for earnings above £123,000.

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of gay marriage

A court in the self-governing island of Taiwan ruled today that every one of its people has the right to marry, regardless of sex. He also urged the judges to implement the law immediately if they approve legalisation of gay marriages , instead of giving the government a longer timeframe to effect the changes.

Zabaleta mulls options after farewell game for Manchester City

It was an awesome performance". Yet Guardiola is not ending the season on a low, saying the season has gone exactly as he hoped - based on the side's style of play. "I've been here from day one and I feel very honoured to be honest". The forward duo started together for only the second time and Aguero's link-up play illuminated the opening period, most notably when a deft backheel played in De Bruyne to set up Jesus' opener.

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Trump has said he could name a successor before he departs Friday on his first overseas trip as president. Frank Keating (R), former FBI official Richard McFeely and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe . President Donald Trump said Thursday that former Sen. Lieberman testified in support of Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. In his 2000 vice presidential run, Lieberman was the first Jewish person to run on a major party ticket in a presidential race.

'Dallas' actor Jared Martin, 75

Jared Christopher Martin was born on December 21, 1947 in Manhattan, New York. He graduated from the Putney School, an independent high school in Vermont, and Columbia University, where he roomed with Brian De Palma, who later became the famous film director and screenwriter.

Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russia contacts

The Washington Post reported this week that the president had also asked two of the top US intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence existed to link his campaign to Russian interference in the presidential election. In addition, the Post reports they first heard about the Kushner meeting though an "anonymous letter, which said, among other things, that Kushner had talked to Kislyak about setting up the communications channel".

Why Middle East peace has to start with Saudi Arabia

The other is whether and how it is possible to establish a Palestinian state while ensuring the safety of Israel . Yes, English isn't Netanyahu's first language, but the Israeli prime minister made a particularly awkward comment during an address at the Israel Museum.

Angela Merkel's party wins vote in rivals' German heartland

The win by Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in North Rhine Westphalia built on the CDU's impressive victories in the two other recent state elections - in the coastal region of Schleswig Holstein and the small industrial state of Saarland.

United Kingdom police release photo of Salman Abedi on night of Manchester attack

British police are now hunting for a jihadist network believed to behind the deadly bombing of in Manchester that killed 22 people. Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight in Manchester and in the Withington area in the south of the city.

India opens its longest bridge near China border

As the ministry has explained in its statement: "The bridge will also reduce the distance from Rupai on NH-37 in Assam to Meka and Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km". "We are committed to the development of the northeast". Road connectivity in the North-East is set to see a major transformation. The 750-bed facility, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore, will have a facility for 100 MBBS students annually, a nursing college for 60 students and 22 super specialty ...

BBC source: FG paid 2million euros for release of Chibok girls

More than 100 of the girls are still being held, though the government has said it hopes to negotiate their release. So far a total of 106 Chibok school girls have been rescued. "There's no price too high to pay", said Sen. Swiss government and the International Committee of the Red Cross helped negotiate their release. "(Given) our long historical independent neutral stance, it's common for us to be the middle man in hostage releases", said Jason Straziuso, spokesman for ICRC for East ...

Iwobi celebrates FA Cup triumph with Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey's header won the FA Cup for Arsenal as Chelsea missed out on the Double. He's a great debut season in England, winning the Premier League Title convincingly and taking his team to the FA Cup Final . "There is no ideal time to depart, I just want to do what is best for the club", he said. Fair play to him, he's changed the system and it's paid off.

Tharoor Files Defamation Case Against TV Journo

He has referred to the broadcasting of news items from May 8 to 13 when the TV channel claimed to air an expose connected to the death of his wife. And in the process of confirming that a lawsuit had indeed been filed at the Delhi High Court , he sent Twitterati on another "farrago"-like hunt, this time saying he had had "enough of this campaign of calumny".

Missing Telangana youth murdered by father-in-law

Sathi Reddy to kill Naresh, burn his body and throw the ashes in the Musi river. Several days ago, Swathi had an inter caste marriage with with Naresh, who belongs marginalised community, against her parents wishes. Swathi allegedly ended her life a couple of days before she was to appear in the court in connection with the disappearance case. The court directed the police to submit a report about the missing man by June 1and also appoint an IPS officer to investigate the case.

New attack on Egypt Christians kills 28

Coptic Christians, which make up about 10 per cent of Egypt's 91 million population, have faced persecution in Egypt, which has spiked since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak's regime in 2011. Peter's church, located in close proximity to Cairo's St. Mark's cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Al-Azhar, Egypt's top religious authority, has condemned the terrorist attack.

EC rejects Congress' demand for access to EVM motherboard

On demands for permission to take the EVMs for tampering or allow changing of internal circuit, the commission said: "This is like saying that they should be permitted to manufacture a new machine and introduce their new EVMs in our system".

WannaCry: An worldwide Cyber-attack that spread across the globe over night

Mac or Linux users are at the moment safe from harm, but there remains a risk they could be infected via the intranet once a member computer is infected. EternalBlue could compromise all versions of Windows through a networking bug in SMBv1, and is the attack the WannaCry ransomware used to infect machines.

Phone bills, insurance, banking, business class travel to become costlier with GST

The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST ) to be rolled out across India from July 1 will see small cars continue to attract the highest tax rate with an increase of 2 percent from the previous regime to stand at 29 percent, including additional cess.

Mudslide, floods in Sri Lanka kill 25; 42 missing

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake told CNN a ship full of relief supplies from India will arrive at the Colombo Port on Saturday morning. Sri Lanka Airforce and the Navy are working to provide relief to people stranded by floods with helicopters and boats deployed, an official said.

Iran's Missile Collaboration With North Korea Underscores Growing Tensions With US

In a statement, U.S. ambassador to the Middle East Stuart Jones said the United States would continue to waive sanctions that were lifted under the Iran's deal. It has already had a chilling effect on the sanctions relief promised under the deal, as banks and companies fear the USA will break its promises. "Yet, the administration continues to stand in the way of what is legitimate trade with Iran, which the agreement obligates the United States not to do", said Trita Parsi, President of ...

Manchester leaks will not damage intelligence relations

British police working on the case have resumed intelligence-sharing with USA counterparts after a brief halt because of anger over leaks to US media thought by Britain to be coming from US officials. The singer's fans are mostly children and teenagers and the explosion killed 22 persons, ranging from an eight-year-old schoolgirl to parents who had come to pick up their children.

Global computer outage grounds all British Airways flights at Heathrow and Gatwick

It says in a tweet that Saturday's problem is global. BA flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick were initially cancelled until 6.00 pm (1700 GMT) but the airline later said there would be no flights for the rest of the day. "Eventually after sitting on the tarmac for one and a half hours we disembarked the plane". British Airways is still insisting that a security threat is not the cause of the outage.

In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Parsing What Trump Left Unsaid

This most recent expected offer would represent a significant shift in Palestinian strategy as they were willing to give up only 1.9 percent of their territory during the last round of negotiations in 2014. Netanyahu was addressing the Knesset for a special session marking Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half, which includes Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War.

Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin, Washington Post reports

The suggested method of communication by Kushner was through the use of Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States. On May 9, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who helmed a probe into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian officials.

British Airways says computer outage causing global delays, cancels all London flights

Student Emily Wilson told the Press Association she had been advised "we are unable to get bags, and that no more flights are taking off", several hours after arriving at the airport for her flight to Stockholm. Numerous passengers took to social media on Saturday morning to complain about the outage and reported huge queues at check in counters. While the system moved to backup power, not all of the servers were connected to that source, which caused the cascading problem.

Chelsea Manning freed after 7 years in U.S. military prison

The posts were accompanied by the words " First steps of freedom! ". Notably, the files she leaked contained information about thousands of civilian deaths that the government had kept secret, and showed that the USA government did not properly investigate claims of abuse against Iraqi soldiers and police.

CBO Score Says AHCA Will Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

Democrats blasted the bill and said the CBO report proved it would be catastrophic for millions of people who would lose health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office , a non-partisan group of experts who analyse United States legislation, said the bill would reduce federal deficits by US$119 billion between 2017 and 2026.

Aaron Ramsey gives Arsenal deserved FA Cup victory against Chelsea

Things went from bad to worse for Chelsea when Moses later collected his second yellow card of the match for diving in the 68th minute and was duly sent off. "The boys deserve it and I'm happy for the manager to get another FA Cup ". Arsenal scored again nearly immediately, through Aaron Ramsey , and Mertesacker ended up deservedly on the winning side.

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

In total, investigators are questioning 11 men over the concert attack, carried out by Salman Abedi . Later in the day, police evacuated Moss Side in the south as they raided a property there, with a bomb disposal vehicle also at the scene, an AFP correspondent said.

Trump Keeps Everyone Happy By Ignoring Details - But Leaves Israel Emptyhanded

KEITH: Trump and his aides believe that single, unified voice could be the key to peace in the Middle East and beyond. " Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records and has supported numerous extremists terrorizing the people of the Middle East and the world", Amash said in a statement.

Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal--Axios

Trump tweeted Saturday that he'll make a decision next week. He had also made veiled criticism of Trump's plans to build a wall along the U.S.' border with Mexico, comparing the idea to France's Maginot Line, which in 1940 failed to keep Nazi invaders out of France.

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