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  • Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures

     Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures
    In travel there are many adventure trips and soft adventures. For some, that's not enough, which brings us to Secret Compass. This is a company founded by former members of the British Army whose aim is to lead expeditions to some of the most remote and exotic places on Earth. They point out on their website that when you go on one of their trips, it's as a "team member," not a guest on a tour, hinting that this is no walk in the park. An example is an expedition in April to climb Mount Halgurd, which, at nearly 12,000 feet, is the highest climbable mountain in Iraq. In July there'll be a trip into Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, which includes crossing passes as high as 16,000 feet. In October it's off to the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia for mountain biking, with the aim of summiting the nearly 15,000-foot Ras Deshen, the country's highest peak. Plan your next great adventure or just live vicariously at secretcompass.com, 347-690-0182.
  • Inquiry into death of Alexander Litvinenko told ex-Russian agent may have been poisoned twice

    Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow. Ben Emmerson,...

    Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have survived a previous poisoning attempt before a lethal dose of polonium was slipped into his tea at a London hotel, a long-awaited judicial inquiry into his death was told Tuesday. The former KGB...

    Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?

    Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?
    As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a member of the British Parliament is urging his country to debate whether "Mein Kampf," Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, should be banned. The Guardian reports that Parliament member...

    Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop

    Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop
    The Church of England took a historic leap toward modernity Monday by consecrating its first female bishop. The Rev. Libby Lane was ordained the bishop of Stockport during a packed ceremony that ended centuries of male-only leadership. More than 1,000...