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  • Everest avalanche kills at least 12 Nepali guides

    Everest avalanche kills at least 12 Nepali guides
    An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.
  • At least 12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, the deadliest in eight years, hit...

    Familiar heartbreak in Washington state

    SEATTLE It's been 34 years since her brother vanished when Mount St. Helens blew. In certain parts by the mountain, the cascading, pulverized rock was at unbelievable temperatures more than five times the boiling point of water. Then there was the...

    Landslide prediction a risky venture

    BEN LOMOND, Calif. No one foresaw the collapsing hillside that killed 10 people along the Santa Cruz Mountains' Love Creek in 1982. Four people still lie buried there, never to be found. But no one knows better than Santa Cruz geologist Gerald Weber that...

    Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

    Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39
    OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from a mudslide that devastated a neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 39 on Wednesday, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble,...