Sir Edmund Hillary who knocked off Everest dies
EDMUND HILLARY, the unassuming New Zealander who
won world fame as the first man to climb Mount Everest, died Friday
at the age of 88. Hillary, who with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached
the summit of the world’s highest mountain on May 29, 1953, died of
a heart attack in Auckland Hospital following a period of bad
Indonesian President on fence-mending Malaysia visit
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
arrived in Malaysia Thursday for a visit aimed at improving
relations between the neighbours which observers have said are at
their lowest point in decades.
Colombian hostages released to tearful reunion with families
Two women hostages who were released by
Colombian rebels on Thursday were greeted with hugs, kisses and
tears as they were reunited with their families after years of
captivity in the jungle.