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Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

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Kathmandu, Oct 15 (AP) - It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday.
Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers' camp site on Saturday on Gurja Himal, a less-popular but pristine mountain in the shadow of Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh-highest peak and a day's walk from the nearest...
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Syria’s key border crossings with 2 neighbors reopen

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Quneitra, Oct 15 (AP) - A vital border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened on Monday for the first time in three years, promising to restore trade and movement between the two countries that had halted because of the war. Another crossing, between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan...
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Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran

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New York, Oct 13 (AP) - Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists - and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors.
Six years after the U.N. Security...
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Florida officials fear Michael’s death toll will rise

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Mexico Beach, Oct 14 (AP) - Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.
So far, one body has been found in Mexico...
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Mourners pack funeral for 8 of 20 killed in NY limo crash

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Amsterdam, Oct 14 (AP) - Mourners at a funeral for four sisters and their family members killed in a New York limousine crash were assured Saturday that their loved ones can still see their tears and feel their heartache.
On a damp, chilly day, hundreds of people packed the pews of an old brick...
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