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Vegan Climber's Mom: I Want Her Death Explained

Maria Strydom died climbing Mount Everest

(Newser) - The mother of a vegan who died trying to climb Mount Everest is demanding answers—about whether the climb was conducted safely and why, for days, no one informed her that her daughter was dead. Speaking from Australia, Maritha Strydom tells CNN she was following satellite "pings" of daughter... More »

Abu Dhabi Jails Woman for Facebook Picture of Car

Jodi Magi has 'zero idea' why she's in trouble for post about parking

(Newser) - They could have just washed her mouth out with soap, but instead Abu Dhabi officials threw Australian Jodi Magi in jail for posting a picture of a parked car online, Australia's ABC News reports. It started in February when Magi, annoyed at a driver who took up two handicap-parking... More »

Golfer: I Was Kidnapped, Beaten, and Robbed

Robert Allenby says bad guys may have drugged him first

(Newser) - An Australian pro golfer was allegedly kidnapped from a wine bar Friday night, beat up, robbed, and dumped six miles away in a park—for reasons that are none too clear, the Golf Channel reports. According to golfer Robert Allenby and his caddie, Mick Middlemo, the two were hanging out... More »

Jellyfish End Cuba-to-Florida Swim Dream

Chloe McCardel ends marathon swim after 11 hours

(Newser) - An Australian woman had to cut short her Cuba-to-Florida swim attempt yesterday after jellyfish put an end to her effort, reports Australia's ABC . Chloe McCardel, who would have been the first person to swim the 103-mile distance without a shark cage, called it quits after 11 hours and multiple... More »

Bungee Cord Breaks Over Croc-Infested River

Australian tourist falls into African river on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - An Australian tourist plummeted 360 feet into crocodile-infested waters in Africa on New Year's Eve when her bungee cord broke, Channel 9 News reports. Plunging into the Zambesi River, which borders Zambia and Zimbabwe, Erin Langworthy, 22, blacked out for a moment before battling roaring water and a maddening... More »

Artist, 4, Opens NYC Exhibit

Aussie Aelita Andre wows gallery director

(Newser) - A 4-year-old girl has just launched her own art exhibit at a Manhattan gallery. Aelita Andre , the daughter of two artists, is "special in that she really knows what she's doing. She understands color, composition, texture," says gallery director Angela Di Bello, who notes she's spotted... More »

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