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KATHMANDU (AFP) - A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday (May 21).

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  • Mrs Karen Pence, the wife of US Vice-President Mike Pence, strolling with Ms Kim Jung Sook, the wife of South Korean President Moon Jae In, after a luncheon at Decatur House in Washington on Tuesday.
Ahead of crucial mid-term congressional elections in November and at a time when he is getting flak for withdrawing the United States from the Iranian nuclear deal, an agreement to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons will be a major foreign policy coup for US President Donald Trump.
  • An arch marking the entrance to Marawi, which is about a tenth the size of Singapore. In May last year, about 1,000 militants claimed the city for a "caliphate" spanning thousands of kilometres. Since mid-April, residents have been allowed to return
  • An arch marking the entrance to Marawi, which is about a tenth the size of Singapore. In May last year, about 1,000 militants claimed the city for a "caliphate" spanning thousands of kilometres. Since mid-April, residents have been allowed to return
  • A drone shot of Marawi's commercial hub, which was destroyed during the five months of fighting between security forces and militants. Till today, the area remains a desolate wasteland covering 250ha that includes the hollowed-out shell of what was o
  • An arch marking the entrance to Marawi, which is about a tenth the size of Singapore. In May last year, about 1,000 militants claimed the city for a "caliphate" spanning thousands of kilometres. Since mid-April, residents have been allowed to return
In just one year, Ms Sohailah Usman lost everything - her large, two-storey house and an assortment of small businesses she used to run in this city.
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An art installation at the top of a terraced rice field in La Pan Tan commune, in north-west Vietnam's Yen Bai province, has drawn both praise and criticism.

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