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Google Doodle honors Junko Tabei, the first woman to scale Mount Everest

Google Doodle honors Junko Tabei, the first woman to scale Mount Everest

Sunday's Google Doodle celebrated the feats of Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the ceiling of the earth by scaling Mount Everest, on what would have been the legendary climber's 80th birthday. The Junko Tabei Google Doodle Image: Google Born Sept. 22, 1939, in Miharu, Japan, Tabei and led a team of Japanese women to the top of Mount Everest

Circular Sun House, Billie Jean King, Adnan Syed: News from around our 50 states

Circular Sun House, Billie Jean King, Adnan Syed: News from around our 50 states

CLOSE Alabama Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will receive treatment for a malignant spot on her lung. The 74-year-old Republican said the spot was discovered in a routine exam and later confirmed to be what she called a tiny, isolated malignancy. (Photo: Butch Dill/AP) Montgomery: Gov. Kay Ivey underwent a scheduled outpatient procedure Friday as she

Lawsuit against film about Japan’s wartime enslavement of women is ‘a hit on free speech’ – director to RT

Lawsuit against film about Japan’s wartime enslavement of women is ‘a hit on free speech’ – director to RT

A director who is being sued after making a film about the sexual slavery of Korean women by the Japanese Army during WWII told RT that these attacks damage free speech and muzzle discussion about this sensitive issue. The lawsuit is a clear example of attacking freedom of speech, filmmaker Miki Dezaki told RT. My film – if it gets silenced or taken

Mavis Eccleston, 80, cleared of murdering husband was 'hung, drawn and quartered' by police, family say

Mavis Eccleston, 80, cleared of murdering husband was 'hung, drawn and quartered' by police, family say

T he family of an 80-year-old cleared of murdering her husband in a failed suicide pact claim she was "hung, drawn and quartered" by police who said they would make an example of her. Mavis Eccleston gave her terminally ill husband Dennis, 81, a lethal cocktail of prescription medication in a "mercy killing" before downing the deadly mixture herself

The Democrats Don’t Have the Suburbs Sewn Up Yet

The Democrats Don’t Have the Suburbs Sewn Up Yet

The Democratic Party has been identified with urban America for nearly a century, and the city vote remains as blue as ever. In 2016, for instance, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in New York City 80 percent to 20 percent. In Chicago, it was 83 percent to 13 percent. In Los Angeles , 72 percent to 23 percent. While city dwellers still serve as stereotypes

Autumn equinox 2019 – when is the first official day of autumn?

Autumn equinox 2019 – when is the first official day of autumn?

THE mornings are becoming colder and the leaves are starting to change colour – it means that Autumn is upon us. As we welcome the arrival of conkers and pumpkins, here’s when the seasons officially change and what happens on the autumn equinox… Astronomers say summer ends on September 22 in the northern hemisphere and autumn begins on Monday, September

Germany's Greens promise to strengthen climate plan after protests

Germany's Greens promise to strengthen climate plan after protests

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Greens said on Sunday they planned to use their strength in the upper house of parliament to sharpen a government climate protection package that disappointed many activists. The party’s Winfried Kretschmann - the popular premier of Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of Germany’s richest and most industrialized states - said the package

Ilhan Omar Knocks Biden: It’s Now ‘Very Clear’ He’s Not The One

Ilhan Omar Knocks Biden: It’s Now ‘Very Clear’ He’s Not The One

The Minnesota congresswoman says the former VP doesn't "fit into the kind of progress that we all want to see." Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) came out against former Vice President Joe Biden this weekend, saying it’s “very clear” that he’s the wrong choice to take on President Donald Trump in next year’s election. “There are few people who fit into the

Autumn Equinox 2019: The science behind the changing seasons

Autumn Equinox 2019: The science behind the changing seasons

W hen leaves begin to fall, temperatures drop and days become shorter, it can only mean autumn is on its way . No matter how hot the summer has been, the next season of the year will soon be upon us with home comforts, bronzed woodland hues and a pumpkin or two. For many, autumn is enjoyable because of its festivals and the sense that "life starts

The Nepali cafe serving up a new life to victims of traffickers

The Nepali cafe serving up a new life to victims of traffickers

T ucked away in the chaotic Nepali capital of Kathmandu a serene café is transforming lives of the country’s human trafficking survivors. The Maiti Café – run by NGO Maiti Nepal – currently employs nine female members of staff that it either rescued from human slavery in India or identified as being at risk to traffickers in Nepal. It plans to employ