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Survivors recall chaos, fear in Mount Everest avalanche
Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
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Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline
One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing, as luxury towers sprout up on every corner -- altering the city's skyline during an ongoing construction boom, amid the tensions from the civil war raging next door.
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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at age 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. His death was confirmed Sunday by John Artis, a caregiver and associate.
1 hour 55 minutes ago
Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after gear fails
Malaysia Airlines have said that a flight heading to India made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, after it was forced to turn back when its right landing gear malfunctioned.
1 hour 57 minutes ago
Ukraine, Russia trade blame for deadly shootout
The self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine is appealing to Russia to send in peacekeeping troops after a shootout at checkpoint near the city manned by pro-Russia insurgents.
1 hour 57 minutes ago
Kuwait orders two newspapers shut over coup articles
Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government.
1 hour 58 minutes ago
Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps in Yemen
A high-level government security committee in Yemen says an airstrike against training camps operated by suspected al-Qaida militants in a rugged southern mountain region has killed a number of fighters.
1 hour 58 minutes ago
Mexico plane crash kills eight after crashing in fog
A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board -- including two pilots, two married couples, the 10-year-old son of one of the couples and another woman, authorities said Sunday.
1 hour 59 minutes ago
Eight killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
Finnish officials say eight people died Sunday when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire, saying that apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed.
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Dominican mob lynches Haitian father for stabbing daughter
Police in the Dominican Republic say a Haitian man has died after being attacked by a mob, for allegedly stabbing his four-month-old infant daughter following a fight with the girl's mother.
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