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Two missing climbers' bodies ID'd in Pakistan search

Two missing climbers' bodies ID'd in Pakistan search

World
March 9 (UPI) -- The bodies of two climbers missing for almost two weeks on a mountain in Pakistan have been found. The missing bodies were identified Saturday as Tom Ballard, 30, of Britain, and Daniele Nardi, 42, of Italy. Spanish climber Alex Tixxon found their bodies on the Mummery Spur Trail on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat mountain, Italian ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo said. The pair had set out to climb the world's ninth highest mountain in the world, Nanga Parbat, at 26,660 feet on Feb. 22. The pair were at 20,777 feet when they were last heard from on Feb. 24. Rock and Ice magazine reported they had made contact with Nardi's wife on that Sunday. On March 1, weather impeded the rescue effort with an avalanche on Mummery Spur and pilots of observing signs of a possible ear...
Mystery as Quadriga crypto-cash goes missing

Mystery as Quadriga crypto-cash goes missing

Technology
Efforts to recover millions in crypto-cash from the digital wallets of a man who died without revealing passwords to access them have hit a snag.The wallets have been found to be empty.The discovery was made by a firm appointed to oversee QuadrigaCX after the death of founder Gerald Cotten.It expected to find the wallets full of C$ 180m ($ 137m; £105m) in crypto-cash deposited by the coin exchange's customers.Mr Cotten, who died in India in December, had sole responsibility for handling the funds and coins passing through the site. Inviting fraudThe master key to unlock the wallets was held on Mr Cotten's laptop but he died without letting anyone else know the passphrase to unlock the device. Most of the digital cash that c...
Nine dead, 200 missing after dam bursts unleashing torrent of mud

Nine dead, 200 missing after dam bursts unleashing torrent of mud

World
Up to nine people have died and at least 200 are missing after a dam burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil.The disaster happened near the city of Belo Horizonte in the Minas Gerais state, unleashing a torrent of mud towards the town of Brumadinho in the south east of the country on Friday evening. The fire brigade has confirmed hundreds of people are missing, including 200 workers from the mine owned by Vale.The mayor of Brumadinho, Avimar de Melo Barcelos says nine bodies have so far been recovered from the mud. Image: Hundreds missing after Vale dam burst at Brazil mine, seven bodies found There are fears there will be more as rescue and recovery teams dig through feet of sludge. The country's newly-elected president Jair Bols...
Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City FC player 'sent message from plane'

Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City FC player 'sent message from plane'

Sports
The search for a missing aircraft that was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has resumed.The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.Sala reportedly sent a WhatsApp voice message to family, saying he was "really scared".Media in Argentina reported that he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."Five aircraft and two lifeboats scoured more than 1,000 sq miles for traces of the Piper Malibu plane on Tuesday with two planes continuing the search on Wednesday.But John Fitzgerald, chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope."I think even t...