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A French climber died on Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth-highest peak, expedition organisers said Tuesday, the second fatality of this year’s spring climbing season and both on the same mountain. Johnny Saliba, 60, died at an altitude of 8,120 metres (26,640 feet) during his summit push on Sunday. “He was heading to the summit but…

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An Australian judge sentenced a former army lawyer to more than five years in jail Tuesday for stealing secret defence files on the Afghanistan war and leaking them to the media. David McBride, who pleaded guilty in November to three charges of stealing and sharing military information, was given five years and eight months’ imprisonment,…

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Philanthropist Melinda French Gates announced Monday she was leaving the nonprofit foundation she established with her ex-husband Bill Gates — an organization that has become one of the most influential in the world. The announcement from the 59-year-old French Gates comes three years after her divorce from the 68-year-old Microsoft co-founder. Under the agreement between…

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