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_______________________________________________________________ Helicopter firms are carrying out unauthorised sightseeing flights over the upper reaches of Mount Everest. Sherpas have expressed concerns that vibrations caused by the helicopters could trigger avalanches. Tourist flights are not allowed to places above Base Camp which is at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,600ft). But helicopter companies say they only overfly sights like the Khumbu Icefall and their flights are allowed. There had been no expedition on Everest for the past two years because of a series of disasters. Sixteen Sherpas died on their way to Camp One in an icefall in 2014. At least 18 climbers died at Base Camp after a major earthquake triggered a huge avalanche last year.
_______________________________________________________________ Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked traffic outside a venue in California where Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was holding a rally. A police car had its windows smashed as Mr Trump spoke inside a hall in the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Some 20 arrests were made. Mr Trump has vowed to deport millions of illegal immigrants if he is elected US president in November. He faces strong opposition in parts of California, particularly among Latinos. California, the biggest prize for Republican candidates in the nomination race, holds its primaries on 7 June.
_______________________________________________________________ With fatal heat and crippling drought firmly assailing many parts of India and South East Asia, the Indian government has ordered the closure of schools and halted outdoor working. Temperatures have regularly hit the mid-forties degrees as the heat related death toll climbs above 100. Drinking water is running short and hydro-electric and thermal power plants are starting to grind to a halt.
______________________________________________________________ Italian luxury goods maker Gucci has sent warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products as offerings to the dead. Paper replicas of items like mansions, cars, iPads and luxury bags are burnt in the belief that deceased relatives can use them in the afterlife. Demand for these products is highest during the Qingming "tomb-sweeping" festival, which happened last month. The shops were sent letters but there was no suggestion of legal action.