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Three climbers die and two remain missing on Mount Everest

At least three climbers have died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest.

Injured servicemen abandon Mount Everest charity attempt

Prince Harry has paid tribute to a team of injured servicemen whose attempt to climb Mount Everest has been abandoned because of safety concerns.

Injured soldiers stranded on Everest amid high winds

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Leading article: Gloomy prospects for Lords reform

The Coalition is enduring its most torrid phase since coming to power nearly two years ago. The storms are about to intensify as Conservative MPs flex their muscles over proposals to reform the House of Lords. Although there is a strong case for a democratically elected second chamber, the already noisy internal dissent is justified. Constitutional reform is never easy at the best of times. This is not the best of times, with the many consequences of an economic crisis the overwhelming concern of voters.

Cameron plumbs new depths (no, not that Cameron...)

Hollywood director James Cameron achieves his dream with journey into the deepest ocean trench

James Cameron (L) has a final conversation with ocean explorer and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh (R) just before the hatch on the Deepsea Challenger submersible is closed

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Hollywood director James Cameron has completed his journey to the deepest point of the ocean.

Bear Grylls was recently introduced to David Cameron

Bear Grylls leaves Discovery Channel

Intrepid TV adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls has left the Discovery Channel after a row over "new programming", his publicist said today.

A staycation? Forget it, most of us would only go and get lost

Britons' lack of UK knowledge is shocking. By Josephine Forster

Trending: If you're staying at home this year, you'll clearly need a map

The recession-fuelled fashion for staycations is all very well, but it seems Britons are in danger of getting lost in their own backyard. One in five British adults couldn't tell you how many countries there are in the UK, a poll of 2,000 UK citizens found.

Archer says: 'It was Ann Leslie who first called me Tigger and I'm proud to be him.'

One Minute With: Jeffrey Archer, novelist

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High drama in Nepal over Everest's true scale

A government team wants to get on top of the decades-old dispute about how tall their peak really is

'Oldest climber' dies in Everest attempt

A former Nepalese foreign minister has died on the slopes of Mount Everest while attempting to become the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain.

Nawang Gombu: Mountain guide who became the first man to climb Everest twice

Nawang Gombu Sherpa was the youngest member of the 1953 expedition which made the first ascent of Mount Everest. He later reached the summit himself and subsequently became the first person to climb Everest twice. His entrée to the comparatively lucrative world of high altitude mountaineering was made possible by his uncle, Tenzing Norgay, who reached the summit in 1953 with Edmund Hillary.

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