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Who finances Al-Qaeda?

Some financing for al-Qaeda in the 1990s came from the personal wealth of Osama bin Laden.[69] By 2001 Afghanistan had become politically complex and mired. With many financial sources for al-Qaeda, Bin Laden’s financing role may have become comparatively minor. Sources in 2001 could also have included Jamaa Al-Islamiyya and Islamic Jihad, both associated with…

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What was the Great Depression in Central Europe?

The Great Depression severely affected central Europe. The unemployment rate in Germany, Austria and Poland rose to 20% while output fell by 40%.By November 1932, every European country had increased tariffs or introduced import quotas. Under the Dawes Plan, the German economy boomed in the 1920s, paying reparations and increasing domestic production. Germany’s economy retracted…

Khumbu Icefall - own photograph --Uwe Gille 12:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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What can be done to prevent avalanches?

There are several ways to prevent avalanches and lessen their power and destruction; active preventative measures reduce the likelihood and size of avalanches by disrupting the structure of the snowpack; passive measures reinforce and stabilize the snowpack in situ. The simplest active measure is by repeatedly traveling on a snowpack as snow accumulates; this can…

Khumbu Icefall - own photograph --Uwe Gille 12:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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How much do Everst guides earn?

An Everest guide typically earns about US$125 per climb. Most come from climbing families, raised on stories of wealth from climbs, and have relatively few other economic opportunities. Between 350 and 450 guides, most of them Sherpas, work each year during the climbing season.[1] A guide can earn up to $5,000 a year, compared to Nepal’s average…

Khumbu Icefall - own photograph --Uwe Gille 12:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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What is the world’s highest mountain?

Mount Everest (also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma) is the Earth‘s highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level[1] and is the 5th furthest point from the centre of the Earth. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft). In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). The current…

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