US climber goes missing near Pak’s K2 peak Jan 19, 2021 0 620 12345 IslamabaD: Pakistani authorities have launched a search for an American climber who went missing near K2, the world’s second-highest peak, officials said on Monday.“Two army helicopters and a team of mountaineers are taking part in the search operation,” Karar Haidri, a spokesperson of the government-run Alpine Club of Pakistan told dpa. American climber Alex Goldfarb was last seen with Hungarian climber Zoltan Szlanko at Pastore Peak, which is 6,209 mts above sea level. Goldfarb used a respite there to acclimate himself for an attempt of nearby Broad’s Peak, which is 8,047 mts tall. Szlanko headed back down after the break. John Snorri, who was at the K2 base camp for the winter expedition volunteered to take part in the search operation along with a local mountaineer. The search has produced “no leads” so far, he said. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Kremlin critic Navalny sentenced to 30 days in prison in snap trial Jan 19, 2021 0 336 Incoming CDC director expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February Jan 19, 2021 0 30 UK roll outs COVID-19 vaccine to people over 70 Jan 19, 2021 0 33 Open letter objects to book deals for Trump administration dpa Los Angeles More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter last week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump .. New migrant caravan met with tear gas, violence in Guatemala Rio de Janeiro: A new so-called migrant caravan with several thousand Hondurans on their way to the United States has been met with tear gas and violent clashes with authorities in Guatemala, according to government .. Man lived inside Chicago airport for 3 months over COVID fears dpa Chicago A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his weekend arrest, prosecutors said Sunday. .. Biden inaugural rehearsal evacuated amid fire near Capitol dpa New York Participants at a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the US Capitol on Monday after a fire broke out near the building, according to officials. With ..