Thursday, June 27, 2019

Filmmaker posts disturbing photo of Everest climbers stepping over a dead body as they queue for the summit

A Canadian filmmaker has posted a haunting photo of Everest climbers stepping over a dead body as they queue for the summit. The eerie image shows a long line of adventurers stepping over a rope attached to a frozen corpse which hangs over the mountain almost 9,000 metres above sea level. (Daily Mail)
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  • 1 dead, 8 injured in Colorado school shooting

    Two students opened fire inside a school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager and wounding eight other people before they were taken into custody with no injuries. (CBC)

    Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

    Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. (CBC)
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    2 dead after car crashes into Mardi Gras crowd

    NEW ORLEANS - A car plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians on a street in New Orleans, killing two people and injuring six others as the city celebrates Mardi Gras festivities. (CNN)
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  • Death toll from quake, tsunami in Indonesia rises to 832

    The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. (Globe & Mail)

    One dead in shooting at North Las Vegas high school

    LAS VEGAS - The North Las Vegas Police Department reports that one person has been killed on school grounds at Canyon Springs High School, near Alexander Road and 5th Street. (KSNV)

    Police name two Russian suspects in Novichok poisonings

    SALISBURY - Two Russian nationals have been named and charged over the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wiltshire. British police and prosecutors made the announcement on Wednesday. (The Guardian)

    Firefighter’s suicide

    EDMONTON - Hundreds of firefighters from the Edmonton area gathered Saturday at the funeral of one of their own, as the fire chief spoke openly about mental health and post traumatic stress disorder.  Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud, who was off-duty, had been with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services for approximately 7 years.  (Global)
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  • Passenger plane stolen

    SEA-TAC AIRPORT - At about 8pm Friday Sea-Tac Airport officials said an airline employee conducted the unauthorized takeoff with no passengers onboard.   Alaska Airlines officials said this involved a Horizon Air Q400.  Pierce County deputies tweeted that the plane had crashed into Ketron Island. Two military F-15s chased the plane but was they were not involved in the crash.  Police said the man in the plane was a 29-year-old Pierce County resident who acted alone.  (KIRO 7)

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