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British explorer Tom Avery leads record-breaking Greenland crossing

<b>A team of four British adventurers have broken the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland.</b><p>Polar explorer Tom Avery and his team, all 39, travelled 350 miles coast-to-coast in a time of nine days, 19 hours and 40 minutes - knocking more than eight days off the previous record.<p>The journey saw …

Iraq war judged a mistake by today's White House hopefuls

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake.<p>Politicians hoping to be …

20 Years After China Seized Boy Monk, Tibetans Call For His Release

Two decades after a 6-year-old boy designated as Tibetan Buddhism's second most important spiritual leader was swept up by Chinese authorities and never heard from again, the Dalai Lama's government-in-exile has renewed a call for his release.<p>Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who would be about 26 years old …

Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A powerful storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and the possibility of …

Six U.S. Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Nepal Identified

The six U.S. Marines who died in a helicopter crash while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were identified Sunday morning.<p>Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz of Nebraska; Capt. Christopher L. Norgren of Kansas; Sgt. Ward M. Johnson IV of Florida; Sgt. Eric M. Seaman of California; Cpl. Sara A. …

US 'deeply concerned' by Egypt's death penalty decision for Mohamed Morsi

US joins Amnesty International and Turkey’s president in criticising mass death sentence handed to more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters<p>The US is “deeply concerned” about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for the former president Mohamed Morsi, a State Department official …

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