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The tragic tale of Mt Everest’s most famous dead body

Mount Everest is home to more than 200 bodies. Rachel Nuwer investigates the sad and little-known story behind its most prominent resident, ‘Green Boots’ – and discovers the disturbing effects this deadly mountain can wreak on the mind and body.<p><i>This is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our</i> …

Mountaineering

Twins separated at birth are reunited after 68 years apart

68-year-old twins, George Skrzynecky and Lucian Poznanski, were separated shortly after birth when their Polish mother became ill and could no longer …

Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

<b>One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday's shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal.</b><p>A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead …

Royal Caribbean sued over Hurricane Harvey cruise

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25 near Houston, which is the nearest major airport to Galveston, home port for the "Liberty of the …

North Korea moves missile with 'considerable range' to coast, says Seoul

South Korea's defence minister has confirmed that Pyongyang has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, but said there were no signs that North Korea was preparing for a full-scale conflict despite the continuing standoff.<p>The confirmation from Kim Kwan-jin came hours after …

North Korea suspected of preparing for nuclear test

North Korea could be preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, following signs of activity at the country's main testing site, South Korea's unification minister, Ryoo Kihl-jae, said on Monday.<p>Ryoo told a meeting with MPs at the national assembly that Seoul had acquired evidence of increased …

North Korea agrees to first talks with South in two years

Officials from Kim Jong-un’s regime and Seoul government will meet in demilitarised zone next week<p>North Korea has agreed to South Korea’s offer to hold talks next week, in what will be the first high-level contact between the two countries for more than two years.<p>The talks – the first since …

North Korea

Las Vegas shooting shocked the world

October started with a tragedy that reached all of the world — including Saskatchewan — not only because of the loss of 58 lives, but where it …