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A dry snow avalanche with a powder cloud. (U.S. Government) Survivors recall chaos, fear in Mount Everest avalanche

Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

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Mexico plane crash kills eight after crashing in fog
A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board -- including two pilots, two married couples, the 10-year-old son of one of the couples and another woman, authorities said Sunday.
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Eight killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
Finnish officials say eight people died Sunday when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire, saying that apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed.
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Dominican mob lynches Haitian father for stabbing daughter
Police in the Dominican Republic say a Haitian man has died after being attacked by a mob, for allegedly stabbing his four-month-old infant daughter following a fight with the girl's mother.
Rescue works carry a victim of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 19, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. At least twenty nine people are reported dead, with 267 still missing. The ferry identified as the Sewol was transporting approximately 475 passengers, including students and teachers, travelling to Jeju Island.  (Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images)
Death toll climbs in South Korea ferry disaster, over 200 still missing
The number of confirmed dead in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to nearly 50, with more than 250 still missing. More than a dozen bodies were found Saturday in the murky waters near the sunken vessel.
The United Nations building in New York City. (File) (Ralph Orlowski, Getty Images)
Iran general urges Tehran to choose new UN diplomat
A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to choose a new envoy to the U.N., after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over his reported ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
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Iran's vice president says dispute over nuclear reactor resolved
Iranian state television reported Saturday that that the Islamic Republic's vice president is saying a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved."
A dry snow avalanche with a powder cloud. (U.S. Government)
Mt. Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face
For the Sherpas, the once-obscure mountain people whose name has become synonymous with Mount Everest, this week's avalanche was a brutal reminder of the risks they face.
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Egypt's censorship board head resigns over film dispute
The head of Egypt's censorship board said Saturday that he has resigned from his post, after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer be shown.
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Islamic militants take credit for deadly Nigerian blast
Nigeria's Islamic extremists have claimed responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in Nigeria's capital of Abuja this past week.
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Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners
The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners in Peru. They had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers.

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