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China: No Permit, No Trip to Everest Base Camp

February 15, 2019 |

China is making a move to help with the trash problem on Mount Everest. Bejing is closing the base camp on the Tibet side of the peak to everyone except those with climbing permits, reports the BBC . And China hands out only 300 of those permits a year. The Tibetan…

If You Applied for Trip to Mars, We Have Bad News

February 13, 2019 |

Whatever happened to Mars One Ventures, the company that planned to send 24 people on a one-way trip to the red planet? In a perhaps not shocking development, it went bankrupt. The Verge notes many had long suspected the whole thing was basically a scam, with the company having no…

Pelosi Responds to Cancellation of Trip

January 18, 2019 |

In his Thursday letter announcing he’d cancelled a military flight meant to carry Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to Brussels and Afghanistan, President Trump noted that the House Speaker was still free to fly commercial . But on Friday, Pelosi shot back that the White House made that impossible, too. “We…

Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Trip Abroad

January 17, 2019 |

President Trump, it appears, is working on a new travel ban —and this one is aimed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Thursday, the President sent Pelosi a letter saying that he was cancelling a congressional delegation’s trip abroad so Pelosi can stay in Washington DC and continue to talk…

Trump Plans Prime-Time Speech, Trip to the Border

January 7, 2019 |

President Trump appears poised to ramp up his arguments for a border wall with a prime-time address to the nation and a visit to the US-Mexico border. Trump tweeted that he will speak at 9pm Tuesday “on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.” And press chief…

Trump’s Iraq Trip, a Secret? Not to This Guy

December 30, 2018 |

President Trump’s Iraq visit was kept highly secret, except from a Brit who happened to be looking out his window. “It was a lovely sunny morning,” Alan Meloy tells the BBC . “I looked up and as soon as I saw it I thought, ‘That’s shiny.'” The aviation buff and…

Trump Visits U.S. Troops in Surprise Trip to Iraq

December 27, 2018 |

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to troops in Iraq Wednesday, marking the president’s first visit to a U.S. military combat zone. What’s News Asia

Trip Across the Border Turns Tragic for San Diego Teens

November 30, 2018 |

Christopher Alexis Gomez and Juan Suarez-Ojeda crossed the US-Mexico border the day after Thanksgiving to attend a barbecue in Ensenada. Their plan was to head home to San Diego later that night. When they didn’t return, family members contacted authorities in Baja California and searched for the pair over the…


Flash floods kill children on field trip

October 27, 2018 |

The bodies of 19 people — many of them schoolchildren — who were swept to their deaths by flash floods near Jordan’s Dead Sea area have been recovered. – RSS Channel – World

7-Year Trip to Mercury to Begin

October 19, 2018 |

Final preparations are underway for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, reports the AP . An Ariane 5 rocket is scheduled to lift the uncrewed spacecraft into orbit from French Guiana shortly before midnight Friday, the start of a…