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Monday 21 May 2012
At least three climbers have died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Prince Harry has paid tribute to a team of injured servicemen whose attempt to climb Mount Everest has been abandoned because of safety concerns.
Friday 04 May 2012
A team of injured soldiers scaling Everest, including a man from Wiltshire, was stranded at camp as the mountain was battered by high speed winds.
Saturday 21 April 2012
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.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Hollywood director James Cameron achieves his dream with journey into the deepest ocean trench
Monday 26 March 2012
Hollywood director James Cameron has completed his journey to the deepest point of the ocean.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Intrepid TV adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls has left the Discovery Channel after a row over "new programming", his publicist said today.
Monday 12 March 2012
Monday 12 March 2012
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.
Friday 09 March 2012
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Thursday 21 July 2011
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Wednesday 11 May 2011
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.
Friday 29 April 2011
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.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
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