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Nepal Ends Blizzard Rescue Efforts as Death Toll Nears 40

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Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

At least 39 people, including trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan, died in the blizzards and avalanches that swept the Himalayas last week, battering the popular Annapurna trekking circuit. Nepalese officials said they rescued 407 people, 226 of them foreigners.

The last rescue helicopters hovered over Mustang, Manang and Dolpa districts on Monday, said Yadav Koirala of Nepal’s Disaster Management Division. All the casualties were in those three districts northwest of the capital, Katmandu. Read...

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Nepal Ends Blizzard Rescue Efforts as Death Toll Nears 40

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Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

At least 39 people, including trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan, died in the blizzards and avalanches that swept the Himalayas last week, battering the popular Annapurna trekking circuit. Nepalese officials said they rescued 407 people, 226 of them foreigners.

The last rescue helicopters hovered over Mustang, Manang and Dolpa districts on Monday, said Yadav Koirala of Nepal’s Disaster Management Division. All the casualties were in those three districts northwest of the capital, Katmandu. Read...

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‘It’s Not the Shark’s Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg

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Australian teenager Kirra-Belle Olsson posted photos on Facebook of the injuries she sustained in a shark attack on Friday, as she made it clear it was not the shark’s fault.

The 13-year-old Rip Curl-sponsored surfer was bitten on the leg by a wobbegong shark while surfing at Avoca Beach, on the central coast of New South Wales. She was about 10 to 15 metres from shore when she said she “dropped in on” the shark, meaning she caught the shark’s wave.

“I took the wave and then I twice felt something grab my foot, and I thought it was a mate behind me trying to scare me,” Olsson told ABC News. “Then the third time it (the shark) swung me around and tried to pull me under.” Read more…

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Who Owns the Moon?

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Whether you’re into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some “pioneers” even believe humanity’s survival depends on colonizing celestial bodies such as the Moon and Mars, both becoming central hubs for our further journey into the cosmos. Lunar land peddlers have started doing deals already — a one-acre plot can be yours for just 16.75 pounds ($ 26.96).

More seriously, big corporations, rich entrepreneurs and even United States politicians are eyeing up the Moon and its untapped resourcesRussia has plans for a manned colony by 2030 and a Japanese firm wants to build a ring of solar panels around the Moon and beam energy back to Earth. Read more…

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