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A US mountaineer has been found dead after she fell from the eighth-highest peak in Nepal. Helicopters located Hilaree Nelson’s body on the south face of Mount Manaslu on Wednesday morning, her tour company Shangri-La Nepal Trek confirmed. The 49-year-old was skiing down the 26,775ft (8,163m) summit with her partner Jim Morrison on Monday when
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Tropical storm Ian has strengthened into a hurricane set to unleash significant winds, flash floods and mudslides in Florida, Cuba and Jamaica, weather experts have warned. The weather system is about 90 miles (150km) southwest of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea, according to the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC)
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Abortions have effectively been banned in Arizona after a judge lifted an injunction that had blocked prosecutions for nearly 50 years. Women will have to leave the state to get the procedure done and some clinics will have to shut down. Anyone who performs abortions could now face criminal charges and the only exception is
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The US central bank has imposed its third major interest rate rise in a row. The Federal Reserve has once again hiked rates by 0.75 percentage points in an effort to curb soaring inflation. The widely-expected rise will mean more expensive borrowing for the likes of mortgage holders and those paying credit card debt. American
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The US president says Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the United Nations charter with its “brutal, needless war” in Ukraine. Delivering a forceful condemnation of Russia’s invasion to the international body, Joe Biden said reports of abuses against civilians in Ukraine “should make your blood run cold”. He also said President Vladimir
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