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October 29, 2017 1:15 PM It is the body of Malaysian climber found on Iran's Mount Damavand

KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry tonight confirmed that it was the body of climber Ramli Abdul Majid, who was found by the Iranian Mountaineering Federation on Mount Damavand, Iran on Friday. Ramli, 44, went missing after he was separated from other climbers when ascending the mountain’s summit on Nov 20, last year. In a statement, Wisma Putra said the Malaysian 13

October 29, 2017 9:58 AM Malaysian climber's body in Iran: Examination process to be carried out today

KUALA LUMPUR: The process of identifying the body of a climber found on Mount Damavand, Iran on Friday, will be done by Malaysian embassy representatives today. Alpine Tour Club (KJA) climber Mohd Khafiz Bachok said the process will determine if the body is indeed that of Ramli Abdul Majid, a Malaysian climber who went missing last November. “As of now, there 8

June 20, 2017 7:44 AM Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable

BRUSSELS: Britain accepted the European Union's timetable for Brexit talks on Monday, in an apparent climbdown on the first day of formal negotiations in Brussels. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the talks with Brexit minister David Davis, which are starting a full year after Britain's seismic vote to leave, had started "on the right foot" 11

May 6, 2017 4:15 PM 85-Year-old Everest Climber, Trying to Reclaim Record, Dies

Mr. Sherchan’s climbing mission was to “spread world peace and preserve mankind,” according to this team’s GoFundMe page. His death came nearly a week after the renowned Swiss mountain climber Ueli Steck, nicknamed “the Swiss Machine” for his rapid ascents of some of the world’s most imposing peaks, died in an accident at a camp near Everest. Mr. Steck 11

May 6, 2017 3:40 PM Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of death was not immediately clear, said Dinesh Bhattarai, chief of Nepal's 10

March 27, 2017 10:56 PM Eight students die in Japan avalanche

Tokyo: An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan, with more than 30 people reportedly injured. More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture, with television footage showing rescuers climbing mountains as ambulances stood by. A group 13

March 27, 2017 6:56 PM Mosul, Russia, Queensland: Your Morning Briefing

On the mainland, withering findings about the country's economic reforms emerged from a startling place: within the government itself. The state think tank’s blunt public criticism was rare, but even President Xi Jinping has shown impatience over the slow pace of change. • Disruptions in Russia: The opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, above, was jailed 115

March 27, 2017 7:58 AM Eight students killed in Japan avalanche

TOKYO: An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured. More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture, with television footage showing rescuers climbing mountains as ambulances stood by. A group 9

March 27, 2017 7:58 AM Japan Avalanche Kills 8 Teenage Mountaineers on School Trip

TOKYO — Eight teenagers from a high school mountaineering club were killed Monday during an avalanche in an area of northeastern Japan that had been blanketed by unusually heavy spring snows, the authorities and the Japanese news media said. The students were climbing in an area in Tochigi Prefecture, about 100 miles north of Tokyo. The weather bureau 10

March 27, 2017 4:00 AM Six students feared dead in Japan avalanche

TOKYO: Six high school students were feared dead Monday (Mar 27) after they were engulfed by an avalanche while on a mountain-climbing outing, officials and reports said. Local authorities and police confirmed that an avalanche had hit early Monday on the mountain in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. Public broadcaster NHK reported that six high school 9