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G20 Osaka Summit 2019: World leaders meet for 14th time; all you need to know about Group of 20 and its agenda
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G20 Osaka Summit 2019: World leaders meet for 14th time; all you need to know about Group of 20 and its agenda

Established in 1999 to broaden the remit of the G7, the G20's primary mandate is to 'prevent future international financial crises'

Mt Everest tragedy: As 11 climbers die in six days, problem of mortal remains on mountain looms
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Mt Everest tragedy: As 11 climbers die in six days, problem of mortal remains on mountain looms

Extracting dead bodies from the Everest mountain ranges is dangerous and expensive. The main point of focus is working together to minimise such deaths and have proper protocol to look after the mountain and climbers.

'Traffic-jammed' Everest sees four more deaths as concerns over profits trumping safety measures reach new heights
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'Traffic-jammed' Everest sees four more deaths as concerns over profits trumping safety measures reach new heights

A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world's highest peak

Rescue operations called off for missing sherpa on Saser Kangri; Pemba had scaled Mt Everest eight times
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Rescue operations called off for missing sherpa on Saser Kangri; Pemba had scaled Mt Everest eight times

Pemba Sherpa had scaled Everest eight times. But on Friday, 13 July, as he made his way down the Saser Kangri, he fell through an icy crevasse and has not been found since.

Indian climber from Uttar Pradesh missing while descending Everest
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Indian climber from Uttar Pradesh missing while descending Everest

An Indian climber hailing from Uttar Pradesh has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said on Sunday.

An icy climb: Britons become first foreigners to scale Mount Everest after 2014 quake
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An icy climb: Britons become first foreigners to scale Mount Everest after 2014 quake

British mountaineers Kenton Cool and Robert Lucas became the first foreigners to summit Mount Everest after last year's earthquake ended climbing season

Nepal reassures Everest climbers on safety a year after deadly avalanche
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Nepal reassures Everest climbers on safety a year after deadly avalanche

Nepal will arrange regular weather forecasts and tighten safety measures on Mount Everest to reassure climbers, an official said on Monday,

First civilian woman from Bengal to climb Everest missing on Kanchenjunga West
India

First civilian woman from Bengal to climb Everest missing on Kanchenjunga West

Chhanda Gayen, the first woman from West Bengal to climb the Everest, went missing as she was attempting to climb Kanchenjunga West.

Sherpas struggle as Everest shuts down after killer avalanche
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Sherpas struggle as Everest shuts down after killer avalanche

The disaster underscored the huge risks borne by sherpas who carry food, fix ropes, repair ladders and more to enable climbers to reach the "roof of the world".

Fresh avalanches strike Mt Everest, climbing halted for the season
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Fresh avalanches strike Mt Everest, climbing halted for the season

Many expeditions abandoned base camp this week after an 18 April avalanche killed 16 guides who were cracking ice and fixing ropes on the upper reaches of the Khumbu Icefall.

Everest climbing season in disarray after Sherpas leave base camp
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Everest climbing season in disarray after Sherpas leave base camp

Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes.

Sherpa guides go on strike after Mount Everest avalanche
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Sherpa guides go on strike after Mount Everest avalanche

Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster.

Sherpas consider climbing boycott after Everest avalanche
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Sherpas consider climbing boycott after Everest avalanche

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history.

What Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did for Nepal's sherpas
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What Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did for Nepal's sherpas

Tenzing Norgay set the motion that would change the fortunes of the sherpa community after he scaled Mt Everest with Edmund Hillary.