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UCI Rules Against Astana Pro Team

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycling's main governing body, will request that the Astana Pro Team license be withdrawn, according to a statement published Friday on the organization's...

Vietnam, Australia Partner on Caving Tourism

Australia and Vietnam have formalized a partnership, considered the world's first "sister caves" agreement, to promote tourism in two similar cave regions in each country as a means of...

Thomas Dekker Misses Hour Record

Dutch cyclist Thomas Dekker attempted to break the record on Wednesday for farthest distance covered in one hour, falling short of the current record of 52.491 km (32.616 miles) with a final distance...

124 Killed in Avalanches, Says Afghan Official

The head of Afghanistan's emergency management department said Wednesday that a string of recent avalanches has killed at least 124 people in the country's northeast provinces, reports the AP.

Obama Vetoes Keystone Proposal

President Obama on Tuesday vetoed Congress' approval of the contested Keystone XL pipeline, the 1,179-mile pipeline that would pump oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.

Pakistan Forms Himalaya Climbing Police Force

In the wake of the 2013 Nanga Parbat murders, Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan government has formed a police force to provide better security for climbers, reports Pakistan Today.

Gallup Releases List of Happiest States

A new Gallup survey of 176,000 people in 50 states has found that Alaskans are happiest, and people in Western states are generally happier than those in the South and Rust Belt.