Myanmar’s new democratic government is headed for
a confrontation with the country’s military after it used its
numerical majority in the upper house of Parliament to approve the
creation of a powerful new position for Aung San Suu Kyi.
Film maker Jennifer Peedom and the son of
history’s most famous Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, relate a compelling
tale of rocks, climbers and death :
It was a little before 7 a.m. on 18 April 2014
when Jennifer Peedom was woken up by the sounds of an avalanche. The
Australian film-maker was in her tent on Base Camp at Mount Everest,
on location with a camera crew to make a documentary exploring the
lives and working conditions of Sherpa people.
A new genomic reconstruction of mainland India’s
population shows the Indian genome to be a blend of at least four
dominant ancestries and not just two, as reported by earlier