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Australian Surfers Witness Indonesia’s Tsunami
With death and injury tolls rising, Indonesia's aid workers continue to deal with the aftermath of the volcanic eruption, earthquake, and tsunami that each hit in separate parts of the country over the past few days. A few Australia surfers were anchored off the Mentawai Islands when the tsunami hit. Here’s their account.
Trial Approaching For American Hikers Detained in Iran
Note to self: Do not even think of hiking anywhere near Iran. Some 16 months after three American hikers were jailed on spying suspicions after straying from Kurdistan into an unmarked border with Iran, a trail date could be set for early November. Only the two men, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, will be tried. Fellow hiker Sarah Shourd was released earlier this fall on humanitarian grounds. Read the article at CNN.com.
Veteran Everest Guide Lost in Avalanche
Few will see the summit of Everest ever, let alone 19 times. Last weekend legendary climber Chhewang Nima Sherpa was swept off Baruntse in an avalanche while setting ropes for commercial climbers. Search & Rescue efforts could not locate the Sherpa. Read more on Gadling.com.