World Beat 9.25.2012

by Ana Ceballos

Eleven die in avalanche

An unexpected avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest peak Mount Manaslu in Nepal took the lives of 11 people Sunday morning.

According to CNN, 38 people are still reported missing. The CNN report says the avalanche was caused by a large piece of ice that fell from a glacier above the climbers’ campsite. Approximately 231 mountaineers from 25 teams attempted to climb the mountain. Officials are still waiting on furthering search efforts because of the harsh weather conditions.

Pakistani minister offers money for filmmaker’s death

A $100,000 reward is offered to the person who kills the maker of “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islamic film that sparked the radical protests in the Muslim world.

According to CNN, Pakistani government minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, who considers himself “a Muslim first, and then a governmental representative,” said this is a personal offer and the government was not involved. Bilour has invited the Taliban and al-Qaida to also take part in the offer.

A spokesman for Bilour’s political party demonstrated concerns toward his approach, saying the Awami National Party does not condone violence, and announcements such as Bilour’s are not what the political party stands for. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf condemned Bilour’s announcement.

New genetics of breast cancer discovered

Scientists found four major classes of breast cancer after completing a major analysis of cancer genetics, according to The Associated Press.

This discovery will help scientists identify better cancer treatments. The new findings show one type of breast cancer might be more vulnerable to drugs used to treat ovarian cancer.

The report also suggests one type of breast cancer has similarbiologicaldevelopments to ovarian cancers because of the similarity in the cancer’s genetics.

The report was released by the Cancer Genome Atlas last Sunday.

—Compiled by Assistant News Editor Ana Ceballos