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Thursday 08 April 2010
Nepal and China have agreed to recognise the snow and rock heights of Mount Everest, ending a long-standing debate about the height of the world's tallest mountain, officials said today.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
A record-breaking Nepalese Sherpa flew to Mount Everest today to prepare to scale the world's highest mountain once again and scatter the ashes of its most celebrated climber, Sir Edmund Hillary.
Monday 05 April 2010
Friday 02 April 2010
A Nepalese sherpa will scatter the ashes of Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest, on the top of the world, two years after the death of the climbing hero.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is being investigated over claims he caused a three-car crash after falling asleep at the wheel. The explorer allegedly nodded off and his Jaguar veered into an oncoming car, whose driver broke his leg.
Monday 30 November 2009
Nepal's government says it will hold a cabinet meeting on Mount Everest on 4 December to highlight the threat from global warming to glaciers in the Himalayas.
Sunday 08 November 2009
Josh Lewis was told he would never play sport after he suffered 45 per cent burns in an arson attack 10 years ago, but the 14-year-old from Stapenhill, Staffordshire, has just won the bronze medal for Under-17s at the World Karate Championships in Huelva, Spain. He took it up aged six after being bullied at school. If only he could inspire the pupils of Northfleet Technology College in Kent, who have been told they can play Nintendo Wii if they don't like PE classes. Parents are being accused of restricting children's outdoor activities by buying designer clothing which is too expensive to ruin. But like, it's not like they don't like sport. One in 20 kids think Hitler was a German football coach.
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Monday 25 May 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Two people were killed and at least a dozen wounded when an explosion ripped through a church near the Nepali capital today, police said, hours before the country's parliament was set to elect a new prime minister.
Sunday 03 May 2009
Sunday 26 April 2009
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Most lay people know that Mount Everest is the highest in the world. What is less well known is that to reach the summit it is necessary to go up and down it about five times.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Wednesday 11 February 2009
If Jack Straw presses ahead with plans to ban former convicts from the House of Lords, Jeffrey Archer may well find himself at something of a loose end.
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