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Sir Edmund Hillary describes his historic climb to the top of Mt. Everest...and reveals why there is no photo of him on the summit.

January 11, 2008
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From sipping tea on Everest to tracking the Abominable Snowman, the indomitable New Zealander lived a truly picturesque life.

January 11, 2008
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German zoo plans to hand-rear polar bear cub, Chinese celebrate annual ice festival, broken levee floods 300 homes in Nevada, and more.

January 11, 2008
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Sir Edmund Hillary has died at his home in New Zealand. He and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in May 1953.

January 11, 2008
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Many are mourning the late Sir Edmund Hillary, especially in his native New Zealand and in Nepal, where he became the first to conquer Everest.

January 11, 2008
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Climbing the peak first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary, who died January 11, is an often fatal quest. But for many, reaching the summit is a thrill like no other.

January 11, 2008
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After decades of persecution that began under Stalinist rule in the 1930s, Buddhism and monasteries are now on the rebound in Mongolia.

January 04, 2008
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A climber rescued earlier this week returned to an Australian mountain Thursday to save his dog, a 143-pound (65-kilogram) bullmastiff.

January 04, 2008
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Lapland's long winter nights can start with 2 p.m. sunsets. When so much darkness gets people down, bright lights can be used as therapy.

January 03, 2008
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Shorter winters and shrinking ice caps are threatening many Arctic birds and mammals, Finnish experts say.

December 28, 2007
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As tourism to Finland's Lapland region booms, reindeer farms reap the benefits.

December 21, 2007
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After surviving Soviet invaders and the Taliban, long-hidden ancient riches—including the famed "Bactrian hoard"—will tour the U.S. starting this spring.

December 20, 2007
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Catching the snakes is the tricky part of making snake soup, says a Hong Kong shop owner who's been bitten by a king cobra.

December 20, 2007
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A rat about five times the size of its city cousins and a possum described as "one of the world's smallest marsupials" were found during a recent expedition to the island of New Guinea.

December 17, 2007
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Millions of Muslims gather in Mecca for the hajj, the annual, Islamic pilgrimage.

December 17, 2007

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