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Mount Everest: Sherpa breaks own record after 24th climb

Mount Everest: Sherpa breaks own record after 24th climb

Kami Rita has extended his own record by successfully ascending the world's tallest mountain for the 24th time. The Nepalese Sherpa guide says he wants to climb the Everest one more time before retiring.
  • The man accused of gunning down 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch has been formally charged with terrorism. The charge is a first for New Zealand and carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
  • The US would certainly negotiate with Iran if Tehran made a move, US President Donald Trump said after downplaying the Iran threat. Separately, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the time was not right for talks.
  • Libya's UN-backed government has blamed forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar for cutting off Tripoli's major water pipeline. A UN spokesperson said some Tripoli residents were already experiencing low water pressure.
  • Racing driver Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One champion, has passed away peacefully and surrounded by family. Lauda's health had been permanently damaged by his 1976 Nrburgring crash.
  • Indonesia's electoral officials rushed to declare incumbent President Joko Widodo the winner of the recent presidential poll amid fears of violence. Widodo's opponent Prabowo Subianto has claimed widespread cheating.
  • An article alleged Deutsche Bank failed to forward suspicions about transactions involving Trump to US authorities. Deutsche Bank said legal restrictions mean they cannot reveal numerous inaccuracies in the article.
  • With Brexit postponed, the UK is holding European Parliament elections. Supporters of Nigel Farage's new party are hoping for a strong showing. DW's Birgit Maas reports from Wales on an unusual campaign season.
  • A French court granted a last-minute reprieve to a man who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade, ordering his doctors to continue feeding the patient. The case divided the man's family and shook the nation.
  • An 1868 treaty which gave Crow tribe members the right to hunt did not expire after Wyoming became a state, the US Supreme Court has ruled. The decision holds federal government accountable to its obligations.
  • Freshly sworn-in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is seeking to capitalize on his popularity and cement his grip on power. But will his call for snap elections get him the support he needs in parliament?
  • A UK-based organization has documented widespread violence against women in North Korea, claiming that thousands of the communist country's women are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China.
  • Profits have plunged at Ryanair and Easyjet, while 43% of troubled tour operator Thomas Cook's summer holidays remain unsold. The travel sector can only lick its wounds and wait out the Brexit uncertainty.
  • Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FP) says its ministers will step down from the Cabinet. The move came as Chancellor Kurz proposed the ouster of FP member Herbert Kickl as interior minister after a video scandal.
  • Former British premier Gordon Brown has called for the Electoral Commission to investigate Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. There are also concerns over the accounting of funds for the party leader.
  • The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory.
  • Pakistan has backed out of a joint gas pipeline deal with Iran due to the threat of US sanctions. Pakistan could face a heavy financial penalty, as it promised to complete the project in a bilateral agreement with Iran.
  • On the eve of elections in Malawi, President Peter Mutharika gave DW an exclusive interview. Talking to DWs correspondent Adrian Kriesch, Mutharika accused the opposition of paying foreigners to rig the elections.
  • Chinese investment is causing disquiet in a number of places, particularly in the US and Europe, according to a new survey. The sentiment poses a problem for Chinese firms seeking to expand their global footprint.
  • The ongoing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and tit-for-tat tariffs have adversely affected the fortunes of many European companies in China, a new survey reveals. The outlook remains gloomy.