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Man buried in Alaska mountain avalanche saved by other hiker

Man buried in Alaska mountain avalanche saved by other hikerAn Alaska hiker is lucky to be alive after he was buried during an avalanche and another hiker saw his feet and freed him, officials said. The hiker was alone on Flattop Mountain around 1 p.m. Saturday when an avalanche buried him, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said. Alex Kuprienko of Anchorage was hiking past the area around 2:30 p.m. and saw moving feet sticking out of the snow, he said.



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Woman punches mountain lion in face as it attacks her miniature schnauzer

Woman punches mountain lion in face as it attacks her miniature schnauzerA woman punched a mountain lion and tried to pry open its jaws after it attacked and killed her dog in her back garden, officials said.The schnauzer, called Pumbaa, woke up his owner at 2am on Thursday to go outside.



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North Korea's Kim opens huge mountain development

North Korea's Kim opens huge mountain developmentNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has opened a flagship construction project close to Mount Paektu, a symbol of the Korean nation and officially the birthplace of his father and predecessor, state media reported Tuesday. Pyongyang has poured huge resources into the rebuilding of Samjiyon, the closest town to the dormant volcano that straddles the border with China. Kim had “worked heart and soul to turn Samjiyon County, the sacred place of the revolution, into the utopia town under socialism”, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said.



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One of the world's thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming

One of the world's thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warmingFor half a century, Taku had been the one known Alaskan glacier to withstand the effects of climate change – until now.



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Women killed by falling rocks climbing California's Red Slate Mountain

Women killed by falling rocks climbing California's Red Slate MountainThe bodies of two women who were killed by falling rocks while climbing a narrow portion of California's Red Slate Mountain have been recovered.Jennifer Shedden, 34, and 22-year-old Michelle Xue, never returned from a narrow and icy portion of the mountain after embarking on the trek during the final weekend of October.



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Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment campIn the closing days of World War II, a Japanese American set out with other men from the infamous internment camp at Manzanar on a trip to the mountains, where he went off on his own to paint a watercolor and got caught in a freak summer snowstorm. A hiker found Giichi Matsumura's body weeks later amid a jumble of boulders, and he was laid to rest in a spot marked only by a small stack of granite slabs. Over the years, as the little-known story faded along with memories, the location of Matsumura's burial in the remote and forbidding alpine landscape was lost to time, and he became a sort of ghost of Manzanar, the subject of searches, rumors and legends.



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The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse rideWhatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instill confidence that they have a man of strength and destiny holding the reins of power. The Internet was flooded with online jokes and memes after North Korea’s state media released the photographs. “The main thing to keep in mind is that while we might think Kim looks goofy, he doesn’t think that,” Jeffrey Lewis, a North Korea expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, said on Twitter.



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'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountainAides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans “a great operation”, state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea’s most sacred mountain. In the photos released by state news agency KCNA, Kim is seen riding alone on a large white horse through snowy fields and woods on Mt Paektu, the spiritual homeland of the Kim dynasty. “His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” KCNA said.



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Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEO

Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEOA bull charged at people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with its antlers.



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Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEO

Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEOA bull charged at people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with its antlers.



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