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Rescue Operations Continue After Deadly Avalanche In The Himalayas

EKANTIPUR (Nepal), AFP ( France), CNN (USA)


Rescue workers have resumed their search Monday morning for mountaineers trapped by an avalanche on Mount Manaslu in Nepal.

At least 11 people have been confirmed dead, reports Nepal's Ekantipur news publication, including climbers from France, Spain, Germany and Nepal.

AFP reported that Christian Trommsdorff, the vice-president of the French mountain guides' union, confirmed that two of the deceased were guides working in the Chamonix region of the French Alps.

Nepalese officials said the group of around 25 to 30 climbers were camped near the summit of the Himalayan mountain (7,300 meters above sea-level) in Nepal, Sunday, when the avalanche hit.

At least 13 climbers have been evacuated by air to a hospital in the capital, Kathmandu, with local sherpa guides continuing rescue efforts.

Rescue operations had been halted due to extremely bad weather and poor visibility, however they have now been resumed.

Mount Manaslu is the eighth largest mountain in the world and is considered to be one of the most dangerous.

CNN questioned whether the Himalayan Mountains have become too crowded. The news broadcaster reported of over-crowding on Mount Everest, with climbers subjected to frost bite and lack of oxygen after being forced to wait too long to summit, due to the growing popularity of commercial expeditions in the mountain range.

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Violence Against Women, The Patriarchy And Responsibility Of The Good Men Too

The femicide of Giulia Cecchettin has shaken Italy, and beyond. Argentine journalist Ignacio Pereyra looks at what lies behind femicides and why all men must take more responsibility.

photo of a young man holding a sign: Filippo isn't a monster, he's the healthy son of the patriarchy

A protester's sign referring to the alleged killer reads: Filippo isn't a monster, he's the healthy son of the patriarchy

Matteo Nardone/Pacific Press via ZUMA Press
Ignacio Pereyra

Updated Dec. 3, 2023 at 10:40 p.m.


ATHENS — Are you going to write about what happened in Italy?, Irene, my partner, asks me. I have no idea what she's talking about. She tells me: a case of femicide has shaken the country and has been causing a stir for two weeks.

As if the fact in itself were not enough, I ask what is different about this murder compared to the other 105 women murdered this year in Italy (or those that happen every day around the world).

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We are talking about a country where the expression "fai l'uomo" (be a man) abounds, with a society so prone to drama and tragedy and so fond of crime stories as few others, where the expression "crime of passion" is still mistakenly overused.

In this context, the sister of the victim reacted in an unexpected way for a country where femicide is not a crime recognized in the penal code, contrary to what happens, for example, in almost all of Latin America.

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