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Mt Everest: Why summit gets so crowded?

Mt Everest: Why summit gets so crowded?

Kathmandu, May 25 (UNI) If you imagine the summit of Mount Everest, you might picture a quiet, snowy peak far from civilisation.
But a striking photo, taken by mountaineer Nirmal Purja, shows how the reality can be a lot more crowded. Mr Purja's photo has attracted attention around the world - amid the tragic news that seven climbers died on Everest in the past week.
A BBC News report by Helier Cheung says the picture gives a glimpse into the tough conditions facing climbers at the highest peak in the world.

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Iran blocks Signal messaging app after WhatsApp exodus

26 Jan 2021 | 9:11 PM

Tehran, Jan 26 (UNI) Iran’s government on Tuesday moved to block Signal messaging app after Iranians flocked to the messaging platform following privacy concerns from Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

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Janet Yellen becomes first woman to be appointed as US Treasury secretary

26 Jan 2021 | 8:26 PM

Washington, Jan 26 (UNI) Janet Yellen was on Tuesday confirmed by the US Senate as the country’s 78th Treasury secretary making her the first woman to be appointed to the position.

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Italian PM Conte to resign following pandemic criticism

Italian PM Conte to resign following pandemic criticism

26 Jan 2021 | 5:48 PM

Rome, Jan 26 (UNI) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Tuesday that he will be meeting the President and hand in his resignation, after he faced severe criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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EU tightens vaccine exports amid row with AstraZeneca

EU tightens vaccine exports amid row with AstraZeneca

26 Jan 2021 | 5:32 PM

Brussels, Jan 26(UNI) The European Union on Tuesday warned to tighten exports of COVID vaccines produced within the bloc, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut in planned supplies.

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Anti-curfew riots rage for third night in the Netherlands

Anti-curfew riots rage for third night in the Netherlands

26 Jan 2021 | 5:25 PM

Amsterdam, Jan 26(UNI0 Protesters in several cities in the Netherlands defied curfew on Tuesday and again clashed with riot police, after a weekend of unrest.

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