KATMANDU, May 23: An 80-year-old Japanese climber reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the oldest person to scale the world´s highest mountain, his website and a Nepalese official said.
Yuichiro Miura and his party arrived at the summit at around 9am (0315 GMT), according to the website.
ISLAMABAD, May 22: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed to strengthen his country´s partnership with Pakistan Wednesday as he began an official visit less than a fortnight after the country´s general election.
The long-time allies will look to use the two-day trip to boost trade ties, and Li will meet prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif -- who has not yet been sworn in -- as well as holding talks with senior officials.
LOS ANGELES, May 22: Solar Impulse, the first aircraft that can fly day and night fueled entirely by energy from the sun, embarked Wednesday on the second leg of its historic journey across the American continent.
The solar-powered airplane departed at 1147 GMT from an airport in Phoenix, Arizona en route to Dallas, Texas, a trip of about 830 miles (1,300 kilometers), in a bid to set a new world distance record in solar aviation.
LAHORE, Pakistan, May 22: Pakistani politician Imran Khan left hospital Wednesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at a rally for the country´s general election, where his party scored a major breakthrough.
The 60-year-old was ordered to remain immobile in bed after he fractured vertebrae and a rib in a dramatic tumble from a hoist lifting him to a stage just days before the May 11 general election.
TEHRAN, May 22: Iran said Tuesday the moderate ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was among those barred from standing in next month´s presidential election, provoking a sharp reaction from Washington.
Rafsanjani and a controversial aide of incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been ruled unsuitable, the interior ministry said.