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Mt Everest tragedy is proof that boom in climbing tourism is both dangerous and unsustainable
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Mt Everest tragedy is proof that boom in climbing tourism is both dangerous and unsustainable

After witnessing 11 deaths on the Everest, one is faced with the fact that with the increasing commercialisation of mountaineering, safety measures and caution are taking a back seat.

Alaska's Anchorage hit by 7.0-magnitude earthquake; several injured but no deaths reported; University, airport closed
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Alaska's Anchorage hit by 7.0-magnitude earthquake; several injured but no deaths reported; University, airport closed

The epicentre of the earthquake was about 13 kilometres north of Alaska's Anchorage at a depth of around 40 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.

Russian strategic bombers fly to Anadyr near Alaska amid strain in Moscow-Washington relations
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Russian strategic bombers fly to Anadyr near Alaska amid strain in Moscow-Washington relations

Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska, as part of an air force exercise

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off western Alaska, reveals NORAD
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US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off western Alaska, reveals NORAD

US fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off western Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said

Alaska hit by 7.9 magnitude earthquake; tsunami warnings issued
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Alaska hit by 7.9 magnitude earthquake; tsunami warnings issued

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.

United Airlines plane makes unscheduled stop after passenger vandalises aircraft's toilets with faeces
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United Airlines plane makes unscheduled stop after passenger vandalises aircraft's toilets with faeces

A United Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Alaska after two of the aircraft's toilets were vandalised with excrement, officials said

Earthquake measuring 6.6 on Richter Scale strikes off Alaska; no tsunami warnings issued
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Earthquake measuring 6.6 on Richter Scale strikes off Alaska; no tsunami warnings issued

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the American state of Alaska, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

North Korea issues warning after second ICBM test, can hit most of US including Los Angeles say analysts
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North Korea issues warning after second ICBM test, can hit most of US including Los Angeles say analysts

Kim Jong Un said that the test of an ICBM demonstrated he can hit US, including Los Angeles and Chicago, which is now in range of North Korean weapons.

North Korea ICBM test: Donald Trump tells China to end Kim Jong-un's missile 'nonsense'
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North Korea ICBM test: Donald Trump tells China to end Kim Jong-un's missile 'nonsense'

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for testing the country's first intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach Alaska and pressed China to make a heavy move

Nevada fifth US state to legalise sale of recreational Marijuana, celebrations ensue in Vegas
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Nevada fifth US state to legalise sale of recreational Marijuana, celebrations ensue in Vegas

People began buying marijuana after midnight, just months after voters approved legalisation, marking the fastest response from ballot boxs to sales.

Arctic peoples' climate pleas fell on deaf ears as Donald Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement
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Arctic peoples' climate pleas fell on deaf ears as Donald Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement

When ministers from the eight states of the Arctic and representatives of the region's native peoples met last month in Alaska, evidence of global warming was all around them.

Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Washington caucuses
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Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Washington caucuses

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska and Washington, slightly narrowing Hillary Clinton's significant delegate lead.

Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude jolts Alaska: Four homes destroyed but no casualties reported
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Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude jolts Alaska: Four homes destroyed but no casualties reported

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake has knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. But there were no reports of injuries.

More rain to hit Pacific Northwest amid mudslide concerns
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More rain to hit Pacific Northwest amid mudslide concerns | Reuters

SEATTLE A storm system moving across the western United States will bring heavy rain once again to the drenched Pacific Northwest and northern California on Friday, forecasts said, as officials warned of renewed mudslides and flooding following the record rainfall. In addition to more rain, strong winds and mountain snow were expected across the Cascades, Sierra and northern Rockies, the National Weather Service said. In Oregon, where two women died in storm-related accidents, Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency for 13 counties.

New band of rain to hit Pacific Northwest amid mudslide concerns
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New band of rain to hit Pacific Northwest amid mudslide concerns | Reuters

A band of powerful storms that hit the Pacific Northwest of the United States this week was expected to ease on Friday, though more wet weather was on the way and officials warned of renewed mudslides and flooding following the record rainfall. Periods of heavy rain and fierce winds are forecast to stretch across Washington state, Oregon and Northern California and warnings of coastal and river flooding in Washington extended into Friday, the National Weather Service said. In addition to more rain, strong winds and mountain snow were expected across the Cascades, Sierra and northern Rockies

Watch: Obama gets bear's leftover fish for snack on an outing with Bear Grylls
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Watch: Obama gets bear's leftover fish for snack on an outing with Bear Grylls

US President Barack Obama chowed on half-eaten salmon stashed away by an Alaskan bear, during a recent television shoot with British adventurer Bear Grylls.

Guess who's going on a trek with 'Man vs Wild' star Bear Grylls? Barack Obama
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Guess who's going on a trek with 'Man vs Wild' star Bear Grylls? Barack Obama

It is indeed surprising when you find out that none other than US President Barack Obama will join Bear Grylls on his show '<em>Running Wild with Bear Grylls</em>'.

Tallest mountain in North America to be renamed by Obama
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Tallest mountain in North America to be renamed by Obama

Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America's mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House has said, on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.