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Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

FILE- In his May 26, 2016, file photo, the body of a climber who died during a Mount Everest expedition, is carried to hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach the summit and at least 100 of them are still on the mountain.

The mountain is speckled with corpses.

Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

In this Saturday, May 14, 2016 photo, children wearing their school backpacks climb on a cliff on their way home from school in Zhaojue county, southwest China's Sichuan province. A village in China's mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800-meter (2,625-foot)-high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel stairs to improve it's safety. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face.

After decades of silence, France clears path for slavery memorial in Paris

– The French capital is a city awash with memorials and monuments, testaments to the triumphs and tragedies of a nation’s past. These…

Dutch firm trains eagles to take down high-tech prey: drones

An eagle tackled a drone in the air in Katwijk, Netherlands. Birds of prey are likely to be deployed soon in that country.

Birds could be used to stop devices that interfere with planes or carry bombs.

Atomic bomb survivors feel wonder, doubt after Obama visit

The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place.


Italian, Irish, German ships save over 650 migrants at sea

A flotilla of ships saved 668 migrants Saturday from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Italian authorities said — bringing the week's total of migrants plucked from the sea to a staggering 13,000 people.


Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.


With push into Fallujah by Iraqi troops, Iran assumes a lead

– American commandos are on the front lines in Syria in a new push toward ISIL’s de facto capital in Raqqa, but in…


As hunger stalks Venezuela, government encourages city-dwellers to start planting

– On a recent weekday, just a few miles from where the government was holding military exercises preparing for a foreign invasion,…


Sicilian doc hopes baby who lost mom at sea inspires others

A doctor on a tiny island off Sicily is hoping a 9-month-old Nigerian girl, who lost her mom at sea, will change opinions regarding migrants.


Egypt sentences ex-minister, his 2 sons for corruption

Egypt's official news agency says a Cairo Criminal Court has convicted and sentenced former Information Minister Safwat el-Sharif and two of his sons for corruption to between five and 10 years in prison.


Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case

Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own lawyers.


Iran arrest 8 people for making 'obscene' music videos

An online report in Iran says authorities have arrested eight people for producing allegedly "obscene" music videos.


Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria

Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.


The Latest: Real Madrid targets more trophies

The Latest on the Champions League final (all times local):


Lightning hits children's soccer match in Germany, 3 injured

More than 30 people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck Saturday at the end of a children's soccer match in western Germany, police said.


Niger military kills 10 Boko Haram extremists

Niger's army has killed at least 10 Boko Haram militants after they tried to attack a military post in the country's southeast near its border with Nigeria.


Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.


West Bank buries wounded Palestinian who was killed in March

Over a thousand people have attended the West Bank funeral of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier while he lay wounded after carrying out a stabbing attack on security forces in March.