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Last Updated = Mon, May 30, 2016, 11:44 am SL Time

* Nepal man wins world's highest marathon on Everest

May 30 (BBC) A Nepali soldier has won the world's highest marathon on Mount Everest. Bed Bahadur Sunuwar was one of more than 150 local and foreign runners in the race, which began at Nepal's base camp. The annual run marks the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953.
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* Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

May 29 (AP) A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla on Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo’s director said. Authorities said the boy, who fell 10 to 12 feet, is expected to recover after being picked up out of the moat and dragged by the gorilla for about 10 minutes. He was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Zoo officials said he was alert when he was transported there.
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* At least 700 migrants feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

May 30 (Dawn) ROME- At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. About 14,000 have been rescued since Monday amid calm seas, and there have been at least three confirmed instances of boats sinking.
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* No U.S.-Pakistan F-16 deal for now

May 29 (PTI) Pakistan seems to have failed to seal the $700 million deal for the purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. following a row between the two countries over their financing, a media report said on Saturday. The Pakistani government was required to provide the Letter of Acceptance for purchase of the jets by May 24, but Dawn reported that the document was not issued leading to expiry of the offer.
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