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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal | An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

A Nepalese Sherpa Dawa Tashi, who was injured during an avalanche, gets treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest d…

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday, April 18, 2014, along a route used to ascend the …

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

FILE - In this Sunday, May 18, 2003 file photo, mountaineers pass through the treacherous Khumbu Icefall on their way to Mount Everest near Everest Base camp, Nepal. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three …

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

FILE - In this Saturday May 17, 2003 file photo, a view of the Kumbhu icefall, the first hurdle in the ascent to Everest from base camp, is seen from Everest Base camp, where 12 Nepalese guides were killed, Nepal. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killin…

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest…

6 hours ago
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

A Nepalese Sherpa Dawa Tashi, who was injured during an avalanche gets treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest di…

6 hours ago
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

FILE - in this May 18, 2013 file photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, a climber pauses on the way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April …

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

FILE - In this May 18, 2013 file photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, …

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Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea | Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

April 16, 2014 3:44 pm Photos

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292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people we…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

A mother weeps as she and others search for their children's names among a list of survivors rescued from a ferry that sank off the country's southern coast, at Danwon high school in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled to rescue mo…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is …

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

In this photo released by Jeollanamdo via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 p…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

A rescued passenger from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, is carried by police and rescue teams on his arrival at Jindo port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people, …

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

Rescued passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are escorted by rescue teams on their arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 476…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high s…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

This undated photo shows South Korean passenger ship Sewol. A government office said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 the South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people have sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began tittering to one side. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

South Korea rescue helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the cou…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

People watch a TV news program showing a sinking passenger ship, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesda…

April 16, 2014 5:56 am
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