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An iconic feature near the top of Mount Everest has collapsed

The British expedition leader Tim Mosedale , who reached the summit last week, posted a photograph on Facebook and confirmed the destruction of the Hillary Step. "This year, however, I can report that the chunk of rock named "The Hillary Step" is definitely not there any more". It's been mooted by some mountaineers that the loss of the Hillary Step could make the ascent of the record-breaking mountain easier as climbers will no longer be required to undertake a vertical rock climb.



Texas congressman receives threats over call for impeachment

The black Texas congressman said Saturday, May 20, that he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Trump. "It's not too soon..." "Unlike Democrats, who will never break with a president, no matter what they do - I mean I don't care, they can find him with a smoking gun and a picture, they wouldn't break with him - Republicans will", he warned.



As heavy rains pelt Canada, Quebec summons military aid

In Rigaud, Mayor Hans Gruenwald ordered the mandatory evacuation of some 100 homes. "If people's lives are in jeopardy, we need to think about the people first", Coderre was quoted as saying by the broadcaster. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said emergency teams are on alert, and the ministries of Municipal Affairs and Community Safety are both keeping a close eye on the situation province-wide.



'Repeating the Likes of 9/11': Tehran Slams Trump on Shocking Saudi Shift

Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed almost 3,000 people in 2001. Zarif has urged Trump to discuss avoiding a new 9/11 with his Saudi hosts. But much of the speech focused on countering what Gulf states see as the threat from Iran, which opposes arch-rivals Saudi Arabia in a range of regional conflicts from Syria to Yemen .



N Korea says missile tests success, ready to fire

A South Korean military official said that the missile appeared to be an upgraded, extended-range version of the North's solid-fuel submarine-launched missile. targets. Reuters reports U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying economic and diplomatic pressure would continue to be applied to North Korea .