June 23, 2013 in Nation/World

In brief: Gunmen in Pakistan kill foreign climbers

From Wire Reports
 

ISLAMABAD – Gunmen killed 11 foreigners who were climbing one of the highest mountains in the world in northern Pakistan, police said.

Local police Chief Barkat Ali sayid the climbers from Russia, China and the Ukraine were killed before dawn today as they set off to summit Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-highest mountain and a notoriously tough climb.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Obama to address climate Tuesday

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said he’ll unveil a national plan to combat climate change in a speech Tuesday.

Obama said in an online video the White House released Saturday that he’ll lay out his vision for reducing carbon pollution, preparing the U.S. for the effects of climate change and leading other nations in the global effort.

“There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change,” Obama said in the video. “But when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can.”

Egypt to analyze election complaints

CAIRO – Egypt’s official news agency said an election commission will look into complaints by presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq alleging irregularities and forgery in last year’s vote, which he narrowly lost.

The Presidential Election Commission made its decision Saturday to reopen investigation into Egypt’s first freely contested presidential election, held last summer, in which Mohammed Morsi scraped in ahead of Shafiq. Shafiq, a Mubarak-era prime minister, is in self-exile in the United Arab Emirates.

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