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Avalanches and landslides in Nepal's Himalaya mountain range have been blamed on extreme weather during the peak trekking season. Glaciers are shrinking as a result of what scientists say is man-made global warming.Michael Holtz
Facing sharp questioning at a congressional hearing Thursday about the troubled handling of Ebola cases, officials said a nurse with Ebola would be transferred to a specialized unit at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.Sabrina Tavernise
Maturity is an asset in so many things. But it’s a bit of a dirty word to tech companies when describing consumer appetite for their products.Brian X. Chen
The Iranians had a laugh at the United States’ expense when Secretary of State John Kerry’s plane broke down Thursday as he sought to return to Washington after high-level talks here on Tehran’s nuclear program.Michael R. Gordon
As rescue workers struggled Thursday to reach hikers who were overwhelmed by a sudden blizzard on the Annapurna Circuit, one of Nepal’s most popular trekking routes, dozens of guides and hikers were awaiting rescue in isolated mountain lodges.Bhadra Sharma and Ellen Barry
HONG KONG - Hong Kong’s leader said Thursday that the city government hoped to meet with student protest leaders as soon as possible, as authorities struggled to remove pro-democracy demonstrators who have occupied some of the c...Alan Wong
Officials at a school district in Central Texas shut three schools Thursday after they learned that two students traveled on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with Amber Joy Vinson, a nurse infected with Ebola.Manny Fernandez
The United States is still striving to complete a comprehensive agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program by the Nov. 24 deadline, though “substantial work” remains to be done, a senior State Department official said Wednesday after high-level talks.Michael R. Gordon
The number of long-term unemployed has fallen by 900,000 since December, the White House says. Many economists say President Obama’s efforts at fiscal stimulus have helped.Mark Trumbull
The $25 million donation by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, tops contributions that entire countries have made. Still, the list of needs in fighting Ebola is long.Daniel Wood

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