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New York's Sherpas on life after Everest

After an avalanche killed 16 Sherpas on Mount Everest on 18 April, the Sherpa community in New York gathered at a local church to pay their respects.<p>It's the largest Sherpa community outside Nepal, and many were directly impacted by the disaster - including Pasang Sherpa, now a taxi driver, whose …

Mountaineering

The day Mussolini was strung up in a Milan piazza

In April 1945, thousands of Italians crowded into a Milan square to see the body of Italy's wartime fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.<p>He, his mistress and his close associates had been shot by partisans, and their corpses strung up by their feet for all to see.<p>Poet Franco Loi, who was in the crowd …

Italy

Twitter shares drop 11% on slowdown in user growth

<b>Shares in Twitter dropped to their lowest levels since the company's stock market flotation, as it reported slower than expected user growth.</b><p>The number of active users on the social network reached 255 million in the first three months of 2014, up 5.8% on the previous quarter but below analysts' …

Stock Markets

Amanda Knox caused fatal wound to Meredith Kercher, Italian court rules

An Italian court has said Amanda Knox delivered the fatal blow to the British exchange student Meredith Kercher in a group attack on her, driven by a desire to bully and humiliate the 21-year-old.<p>In reasoning made public three months after it sentenced Knox, the Seattle-based student, to 28 years …

eBay to repatriate $9bn in cash to US

<b>E-commerce giant eBay has said it is repatriating almost $9bn (£5.3bn) of its cash held overseas back to the US.</b><p>The firm said the move, which will see it paying taxes of $3bn on the cash, would help it access funds for any potential acquisitions in the country.<p>Many US firms have kept some of their …

Economy

China's aggressive museum growth brings architectural wonders

With its expansive steel skin, tall parasol-shaped concrete pillars, and huge vestigial coal hoppers, the 33,000-square-meter Long Museum West Bund makes a grand impression in a former industrial site beside Shanghai's Huangpu River.<p>Launched at the end of March, the museum is the second and the …

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett writhes on gurney in botched procedure

The state of Oklahoma botched one execution and was forced to call off another on Tuesday when a disputed cocktail of drugs failed to kill a condemned prisoner who was left writhing on the gurney.<p>After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart …

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Prince Philip will be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding: Palace<p>Jetliner with more than 100 on board crashes during takeoff from Cuba<p>Ex-spy …

Human Rights

Record heroin bust in Indian Ocean

A drug raid has seized the largest recorded haul of heroin in the Indian Ocean region.<p>It was picked up by an international navy coalition that was patrolling the waters.<p>The raid highlights the 'Smack Track' - a heroin smuggling route from Afghanistan to Europe through Africa.<p>Al Jazeera's Jane …

Obama Administration Accused Of Slow Walking Congress On Benghazi

An important email on Benghazi that showed the White House's role in the election season spin about the attack was only made available to a key …