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  • Sir Edmund Hillary, 1st to scale Mt. Everest, dies

    Sir Edmund Hillary, 1st to scale Mt. Everest, dies
    Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has died. He was 88. Hillary, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest...
  • Big Bear Lake's Jordan Romero, 13, becomes youngest person to scale Mt. Everest

     
    Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old from Big Bear Lake, Calif., has become the youngest person to scale Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. The eighth-grader's contingent confirmed by satellite phone on Saturday (Himalayan time) that his climbing group, which...
  • Nepalese government investigates surge in Indian rhinoceros poaching incidents

     
    KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's government was investigating the poaching of rhinos in the Himalayan nation after 28 of the endangered animals were killed over the last 11 months, an official said Monday. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Forest Minister....
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
  • Local 13-year-old Becomes Youngest to Climb Mount Everest

    Local 13-year-old Becomes Youngest to Climb Mount Everest
    BIG BEAR, Calif. -- 13-year-old Jordan Romero from Big Bear became the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak, on Saturday. A spokesman for the eighth grader says Romero's team called him by satellite phone Saturday from the...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Renowned plant man to speak in Newport

    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on their storied exploration of the uncharted western United States in May 1804. Although they didn't really know what they were looking for or what they might find, they set out on their ambitious pursuit...
  • Katmandu, Nepal

    Katmandu, Nepal
  • India Issues Terror Alert Over Possible Hijacking

    India Issues Terror Alert Over Possible Hijacking
    NEW DELHI -- Indian airports were on high alert Friday after intelligence services received information that al-Qaida-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane. Such an attack would be the first major terrorist strike in India since 10 heavily...
  • Southern California Teen to Attempt to Climb Everest

    Southern California Teen to Attempt to Climb Everest
    LOS ANGELES -- Mt. Everest is 8,000 miles away from Los Angeles and 29,000 feet higher. Tuesday, 13 year old Jordan Romero is making that long and dangerous journey to conquer world's highest peak. If he succeeds he will become the youngest person in...
  • Local Man Who Survived Deadly K2 Climb Tackles Another Peak

    Local Man Who Survived Deadly K2 Climb Tackles Another Peak
    LOS ANGELES -- A local athlete is attempting to climb one of the world's tallest mountains, thirteen months after he survived an expedition on K2 in Pakistan that claimed the lives of 11 other climbers. Nick Rice, 24, of Hermosa Beach, is currently 18,...
  • On Top of the World

    On Top of the World
    Michael Palin may be best known for his roles in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and the highly irreverent film "Life of Brian," but it is through his travels that many of us feel a common bond. In 1988, he undertook a globe-circling trip for the BBC...