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Nov 12, 2014

Boy survives 70-meter fall down California oceanside cliff

A 4-year-old boy on a family hike on California's scenic northern coast fell 230 feet (70 meters) down an oceanside cliff but managed to survive and was conscious when rescuers reached him on the rocky shore below, a fire official said on Tuesday. After the ...

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Aug 14, 2014

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Six French climbers died in a fall on France's Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe's tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months storms can ...

| Nov 23, 2013

Local government in action

Young man: Why are you cutting down the maple trees in various places around the park? Elderly man: It's easier to cut them down now than wait and sweep up the leaves after they fall next week. — Yodagawa Kasen Park, Osaka. Overheard by The Japan ...