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- Videos often contradict what police say in reports. Here’s why some officers continu...A video showed officers in Buffalo, New York, pushing a 75-year-old man. Police initially said he had tripped and fell. ..... Read More.48 mins ago
- ‘Everyone is in that fine line between death and life’: inside Everest’s...A year on from the loss of 11 people on the world’s highest mountain, survivors talk about what went wrong and whyNirmal Purja is someone who responds to a crisis by becoming completely calm. When the Nepalese mountaineer saw the line of about 100 people waiting to reach the crest of Everest on 22 May last year, he knew there was no way he could overtake the slower climbers. Mentally, he abandoned the record he was attempting, for the fastest climb between the neighbouring peaks of Lhotse and Everest.Poor weather at the start of the climbing season had meant there was only a very small window of time in which people could attempt the summit – just three clear days. In 2018, the year before, there had been 11 good days, allowing climbing companies to stagger their teams. Purja had known there would be queues, but was taken aback by… ..... Read More.48 mins ago
- ‘I’m squeaking by right now’: voices of America’s unemployment cri...The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the US economy, costing 42 million people to file for unemployment insuranceThe coronavirus pandemic has wrought destruction on US workers at a scale and speed that is almost unfathomable. It was only in February that Donald Trump was touting an unemployment level of 3.5%, a 50-year low. The unemployment rate dropped on Friday to 13.3% – but is still at its highest level since the 1980s – and many economists fear the real figure is far higher. Continue reading... ..... Read More.49 mins ago
- Nepali climbers and support staff destitute after Everest closureGuides, sherpas and cooks struggling to feed families due to loss of income from coronavirus measuresNepali climbers who earn a living supporting international mountaineering expeditions to summit Everest have been pushed into destitution by the cancellation of this year’s climbing season, and some are struggling to feed their families.Fundraising drives have been launched by climbers to support the community of porters and cooks and lower-paid guides left without any income since the Nepali government cancelled all climbing permits and stopped international flights, just as the peak spring trekking and climbing season was getting under way. Continue reading... ..... Read More.49 mins ago