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Colorado: Boulders ‘the size of a building’ hit US road

[ad_1] Image copyright Colorado Department of Transportation A section of highway in the US state of Colorado has been totally destroyed by two boulders "the size of a building", officials say.The road was hit by a slide "consisting of dirt, rock and two huge boulders", the Colorado Department of Transportation said. Photos posted on its Facebook page show a trench 8ft deep (2.5m) left by the boulders. The road between
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Nepal says overcrowding not ‘sole reason’ for Everest death toll rise

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Project Possible Image caption This photo showing a long queue up to the summit of Everest has gone viral in recent days Nepal's tourism authority has denied accusations that the rise in Mount Everest deaths is solely due to overcrowding. The department's director general Dandu Raj Ghimire said other factors including adverse weather conditions had also contributed. Ten climbers have been reported dead or missing this season.
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Oklahoma tornado: Two killed and several injured in El Reno

[ad_1] Image copyright Gale Vancampen via REUTERS Image caption Search and rescue efforts are continuing following the deadly tornado At least two people have been killed after a tornado tore through the city of El Reno in Oklahoma, destroying a hotel and damaging a mobile home park, officials said.The tornado struck the south-east of El Reno at about 22:30 local time (03:30 GMT) on Saturday.El Reno Mayor Matt White said
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Nepal explosions kill three in capital Kathmandu

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the blasts struck a shop At least three people have died in two explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, officials say.Five other people were injured in the blasts - one in the city centre and the other in the outskirts, KTV reported.The causes of the blasts are not yet clear but the Himalayan Times, quoting police, said they were "improvised explosive devices".Security
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Sudan rebel leader returns despite death sentence

[ad_1] Image caption Yasir Arman's rebel group fought Omar al-Bashir's troops in Blue Nile State A Sudanese rebel leader has returned to the country after years in exile despite having been sentenced to death in absentia. Yasir Arman was convicted for involvement in an uprising that began in 2011 in Blue Nile State.He is reported to have faced no problem from the authorities on his arrival.He returns six weeks after
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Islamic State: Iraq sentences French citizens to death

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The three men were found guilty of joining Islamic State (IS) (stock image) Three French men have been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court after being found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group.The men - named as Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou by news agency AFP - have 30 days to appeal.They were among 12 French citizens who
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In Pictures: Donald Trump enjoys sumo tournament in Japan

[ad_1] US President Donald Trump has attended a sumo wrestling tournament during his four-day visit to Japan, describing the event as "an incredible evening".Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, sat alongside Japanese PM Shinzo Abe for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo and Mr Trump later presented a prize to the winner. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ahead of his visit, President Trump said he had always found
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Thailand’s influential ex-PM Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prem Tinsulanonda was Thailand's 16th prime minister Thailand's former prime minister and royal confidante Prem Tinsulanonda, one of the most influential figures in modern Thai politics, has died aged 98.The former army general, who served as prime minister from 1980 to 1988, died in a Bangkok hospital on Sunday.The most trusted advisor of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Prem helped to cement the military-monarchy bond.
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Final voting under way in European elections

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Voting has taken place over four days and the first results will be revealed on Sunday evening Voting is under way on the final day of elections for the European Parliament, with nationalists mounting a challenge to pro-EU parties.In total, 400 million people are eligible to take part. Voting has already taken place in seven of the EU's 28 member states. Results will not