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Backcountry skier swept over cliff dies

Trevor Sexsmith, 27, died when a small avalanche swept him over a cliff near Lake Louise in western Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Sexsmith and other backcountry skiers travel to remote locations, sometimes over water, and climb mountains to ski down pristine »

Environment, International, Society

Hanako- the world’s loneliest elephant- is dead.

Hanako, meaning ‘flower child’ has died in her enclosure in Japan. Hanako, a female elephant was a gift from the Thai government to Japan and had lived at Tokyo zoo since the age of two. A few years ago Canadian »