A 52-year-old Nepalese man reached the top of Mount Everest for the 21st time on Wednesday, breaking a record he set last year for the number of ascents of the world's tallest peak, a tourism official ministry said.
Looking for bright spots in auto sales so far in 2010 is like hunting for diamonds in a parking lot at Wal-Mart. You are hard pressed to find anything, and when you do, you have to examine it closely to determine its actual worth.
Mindy Perlmutter was having a birthday party, but this was not just your garden variety, chocolate cake, two kinds of ice cream, balloons, and a piñata type soiree. No, this would be an affair to remember.
English contains more words than any other language on the planet and added its millionth word early Wednesday, according to the Global Language Monitor, a Web site that uses a math formula to estimate how often words are created.
English contains more words than any other language on the planet and will add its millionth word early Wednesday, according to the Global Language Monitor, a Web site that uses a math formula to estimate how often words are created.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Two Dutch adventurers who survived a deadly ice avalanche that killed 11 other climbers on K2, the world's second highest mountain, were airlifted to a Pakistani hospital Monday, the team's spokesman told CNN.
Nepal will slash climbing fees for Mount Everest in the off-season to lure mountaineers to the world's tallest peak and boost tourism hit by years of a Maoist conflict, a senior minister said on Wednesday.
Shaun Horrocks, features designer for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, had heard about the highway planned on Mt. Everest and decided it may be his last chance to see landscapes that may change within a year. The Chinese government has been planning the $19.7 million project, according to the state-run news agency Xinhua, to facilitate the journey of the Olympic torch to the world's highest peak ahead of the Games. The project would turn the 108-kilometer (67-mile) rough road linking Tingri County at the foot of Everest to the Everest base camp into a blacktop highway, Xinhua has reported.
Children's books don't always engage the audience they're intended for, which is why we asked 6-year-old Andrew Oglesby, son of CNN.com staffer Christy Oglesby, to review a selection of books for young readers.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats sniping at administration officials on topics such as the nation's Social Security system and the deficit.
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The wires that connect homes and businesses along Main Street America -- and the possibilities for communication and education -- often are hard to find in Africa and other parts of the less developed world.
Nepalese officials are investigating the Mount Everest record set by a Sherpa guide, after rival climbers questioned his claim to have raced from the base camp to the peak in a bare 8 hours and 10 minutes.