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New Zealand mountaineer and son feared dead on K2

A New Zealand mountaineer and his son are feared dead after an avalanche reportedly destroyed their camp on the K2 mountain in Pakistan.<p>Marty Schmidt, 53, and his son Denali, 25, are overdue climbing the world's second highest mountain.<p>The International Herald Tribune website reports the pair went …

Oil spill blackens beaches on Thai holiday island

An oil spill that has blackened beaches at a Thai holiday island was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland and affect the fishing industry, officials and an environmental group said on Tuesday.<p>Tourists were pouring off the island of Koh Samet, 142 miles …

Arrest Made After More D.C. Landmarks Are Hit with Green Paint

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A vandalism spree that began with a paint attack on the Lincoln Memorial last week, hit at least …

More than 240 prisoners escape in Pakistan jailbreak

Pakistan's security forces face tough questions after Taliban gunmen stormed one of the country’s most notorious prisons, freeing hundreds of inmates.<p>A senior commander claimed the mastermind behind the attack was Adnan Rasheed, <b>author of a letter to Malala Yousafzai describing why she was singled</b> …

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Concern for Abedin in Clinton world

In 2011, Huma Abedin had support from her friends and Clinton associates when she decided to stay with her husband Anthony Weiner.<p>The past week, that support has morphed into concern.<p>Their worry is as much about what she is going through personally — a rapid turn from years of glowing media …

As China’s heatwave hits 104 °F in a slew of cities, people get creative about cooling off

The heatwave that settled over China for more than a month now is proving unrelenting, breaking 104 °F (40 °C) in more than 40 cities this month. Temperatures are projected to climb to almost 106 °F along the eastern seaboard and in Xinjiang over the next few days. Here’s how things currently look …

Bagged salad caused parasite outbreak, states say

Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska on Tuesday tagged prepackaged salad mix as the source for an outbreak of parasite-borne food poisoning in those states even as federal officials worked to see if the conclusion applies elsewhere as well.<p>Iowa's top food inspector, Steven Mandernach, said that …

The Waterproof Mascara Test

There comes a moment in every girl’s life (or, rather, every mascara-wearing person’s life) where she finds herself sporting some eyelash-coating goo …

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 31, 2013 132<p>I’ve become very brave this summer.<p>By grilling EVERYTHING.<p>I really mean …

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …