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Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra …

Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students battled tear gas-throwing police officers in demonstrations across Venezuela’s capital Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. “We are students, not terrorists!” a mass of students chanted as they marched in Caracas. Soldiers bathed hundreds of …

Thai gov’t revokes passport of fugitive Red Bull heir

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government has cancelled the passport of the fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is wanted on deadly hit-and-run charges. Thailand’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya will no longer be able to enter other countries on that passport and …

Thailand plans to revoke passport of fugitive Red Bull heir

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities said Thursday they will revoke the passport of a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is wanted on deadly hit-and-run charges. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya flew to Singapore two days before he was due to appear before prosecutors last month, but left …

Jailed Venezuela activist dispels rumors of health emergency

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rushed to Caracas’ military hospital late Wednesday seeking information on her husband after a report on social media said he had been taken there with a medical emergency — a scare that proved to be wrong. “Please, can …

Rio de Janeiro on edge as police wage big anti-crime sweep

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Military police launched a major anti-crime operation in northern Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, arresting dozens of men and confiscating automatic rifles in a sweep that led gang members to burn public buses and left the city that hosted last year’s Olympics on edge. The …

US warns on sanctions over Venezuela’s move on constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is warning that it might impose more sanctions on Venezuelan officials over President Nicolas Maduro’s push to rewrite the constitution amid an escalating political crisis with near-daily demonstrations calling for his ouster. A U.S. State Department official expressed “deep concerns” Tuesday about the …