Oxygen crisis unfolds as climbers chase Everest dreams


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Robert Durst's lawyers say he has bladder cancer and ask to postpone trial indefinitely



Due to a “myriad of life-threatening health issues,” Durst’s legal team filed an emergency motion asking for his murder trial not to resume on Monday.

“We are very concerned about his health,” Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin said. “He’s really gone down in the last year. He’s been in and out of clinics and hospitals frequently.”

Durst, heir to a New York real estate empire, was present at his most recent court hearing on March 17.

The defendant looked frail and wore a green medical mask over his face, one strap dangling below his chin. Durst spoke briefly in a high, thin voice, much weaker than when he was last heard in court.

Citing Durst’s physical incompetence, Durst’s attorneys in the latest motion requested a release on bail. The LA County Sheriff confirmed to CNN that Durst is still being held in the Twin Towers correctional facility in Los Angeles.

Durst, 78, is accused of shooting his close friend Susan Berman in the head at her Beverly Hills home on December 23, 2000, to allegedly stop her from incriminating him in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack.

Durst has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and has denied that he killed Berman.

The trial was initially suspended in March 2020 after just a few days of witness testimony due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled to resume in July but was postponed again. The trial is slated to resume May 17.

The HBO documentary, “The Jinx,” explored Durst’s behavior and the circumstances regarding the women in his life. In the final moments of the series finale, Durst went into the bathroom, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on.

“There it is. You’re caught,” he said. He rambled a series of seemingly unrelated sentences before saying, “He was right. I was wrong.”

Then, he muttered, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”

The defense has said it will show Durst’s statements were heavily edited and not uttered in the order in which they appeared in the documentary.

CNN’s Alexandra Meeks and Dakin Andone contributed to this report.



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The conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region explained



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Letter written by Einstein featuring his famous equation goes up for auction


The letter, written by Einstein to the Polish-American physicist Ludwik Silberstein, was penned in 1946 and contains the only handwritten example of “E=mc2” in private possession, according to a news release from RR Auction.

Archivists at the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say the papers that reside at the schools contain the only other known holographic examples.

The letter written by Einstein to Ludwik Silberstein in 1946.

The one-page letter shows the equation in the first line, which translates to: “Your question can be answered from the E = mc2 formula, without any erudition. If E is the energy of your system consisting of the two masses, E0 the energy of the masses when they approach infinite distance, then the system’s mass defect is E0 – E / c2.”

“It’s an important letter from both a holographic and a physics point of view, as it shows Einstein’s thinking on one of the most basic of all physical problems,” Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction, said in the release.

The letter will be auctioned along with some of Einstein’s other letters, including one where he writes out his gravitational field equations, and comments on the rise of Hitler and Nazism in 1934.

Bidding starts Thursday at $25,000 and ends May 20.



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Maldives was a Bollywood bolthole during India's second wave. Now wealthy Indians are shut out


New Delhi (CNN) — Maldives has banned tourists from South Asia, cutting off an escape route for wealthy Indians fleeing their own country’s Covid-19 crisis.
The atoll nation’s Ministry of Tourism and immigration authority announced the temporary ban on Tuesday, which applies to all visa holders from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as people who have transited those countries in the past 14 days.

The ban, effective Thursday, will be in place until further notice as Maldives tries to control a surge in coronavirus cases, which jumped from around 100 new cases in mid-April to 1,572 on Wednesday.

That’s the highest number of daily new cases in the country since the start of the pandemic, according to the Health Protection Agency. And it comes amid a rise in new cases across the region, particularly in India, where a second wave is killing thousands of people every day.

Maldives was one of the first countries to fully reopen to tourists last year, and in recent weeks it has become a popular refuge for wealthy Indians, including Bollywood stars, whose luxury vacation snaps provoked anger at home.

The travel ban doesn’t apply to people already in the archipelago, but it will frustrate the plans of those who had hoped of a potential escape to Maldives.

A medical worker swabs a man for a Covid-19 test in Male in June, 2020.

A medical worker swabs a man for a Covid-19 test in Male in June, 2020.

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Bollywood blowback

As India sank deeper into a Covid-19 crisis that began in mid-March, a number of Bollywood entertainers reportedly left the country.

They were not alone. This year, India has become the largest source of tourists to Maldives. From January to March, almost 70,000 Indians visited the country — double the number of Indian holidaymakers who traveled to the islands in the whole of 2020, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

The cost of flying to Maldives from India rose sharply in April, as countries began to impose travel bans to and from India. Commercial flight prices rose more than fourfold as international restrictions limited travel options, said Rajan Mehra, CEO of Club One Air, an air charter company based in India.

Some individuals paid more than $65,000 for a one-way ticket for a charter flight to Maldives in April, Mehra added.

In the early weeks of April, several Bollywood stars posted sunny beach photos and vacation shots on social media — angering the Indian public and film industry figures who accused them of flaunting their wealth at a difficult time for many poorer Indians.

“These entertainment celebrities (are) posting vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling under the worst recession,” said Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, according to CNN-News18. “People don’t have food and you are wasting money.”
Even celebrities who didn’t fly to Maldives faced blowback for not doing more to help curb the spread of Covid-19. Critics argued the stars’ massive social media base could be used to amplify calls for help or to coordinate efforts on the ground.

It appears some may be listening.

Since paparazzi images purported to show her leaving India for Maldives, Bhatt has shared helpline numbers for non-government organizations and state governments on her social media accounts. In one post in late April she said India was facing “a time of great uncertainty.”

In early May, Bhatt and a number of other celebrities also took part in a virtual fundraiser, “I Breathe For India,” that raised more than $2 million in Covid relief funds.
Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt at the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Mumbai, September 2019.

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt at the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Mumbai, September 2019.

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Covid spreads in India’s neighbors

Maldives’ economy is heavily reliant on tourism — before the pandemic, the islands welcomed 1.7 million visitors in 2019.

Numbers plummeted to just over half a million in 2020, and the nation had been keen to set itself apart as one of the few luxury retreats as the pandemic spread worldwide.

While many other destinations shut their borders, the Maldives chose to fully reopen to travelers from any country in July 2020.

This April, officials announced plans to offer vaccinations to tourists on arrival, once all Maldives residents had received their shots. So far, around 25% of locals have been fully vaccinated, according to data compiled by CNN.

By May, Maldives was introducing new restrictions. All new arrivals were required to show proof of a negative test taken within 96 hours of their departure for the islands. Then, visitors from South Asia were only allowed to stay on inhabited islands. Mehra, the air charter CEO, said that had reduced demand for charter flights to the destination.

People line up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Male, Maldives, on March 15, 2021.

People line up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Male, Maldives, on March 15, 2021.

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Maldives is not the only place in Asia battling a Covid resurgence. The India outbreak has been linked to a rise in infections in several nearby countries, with many reporting cases of a variant first detected in India.

Cases have skyrocketed in Nepal to the north and Sri Lanka to the south. And it’s not just India’s neighbors — further away in Southeast Asia, case numbers are also rising in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.

The rapid spread of the virus has placed enormous pressure on the countries’ health systems and medical supplies, and some have called for international assistance.

But a handful countries in the region have been relatively unscathed by India’s second wave — and remain open for visitors.

Maldives’ restrictions mean many wealthy Indians are now looking elsewhere for a getaway — and Dubai is emerging as a top alternative destination, with bookings increasing by up to 10% in recent weeks, said Mehra. Some customers have paid up to $1,400 for a ticket — five times what it normally costs on a commercial flight, Mehra said.

The Maldives travel ban aside, similar flight restrictions from other countries could also be driving the increase in traffic to Dubai, he added.

CNN’s Nectar Gan and Swati Gupta contributed to this report.



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The Chinese county famed for its double-yolk duck eggs


(CNN) — “Would you like salted duck egg with that?” asked the cook.

I was on a trip to Yangzhou in China’s Jiangsu province and had popped into a small eatery for a bite of breakfast, ordering congee and a side of pickled vegetables.

Before I could respond, the cook disappeared into the kitchen, then reemerged holding a grayish-green egg balanced on a plate.

“Sure,” I nodded.

Plain congee, after all, pairs best with sour or pungent condiments that pack a lot of punch. And in my experience, the sharp flavor of salted duck eggs — cured in brine to produce salty whites and rich, creamy yolks — could be even more stimulating than a cup of joe.

When the meal arrived, I sliced the egg open, ready to spoon out the fatty yolk.

But as the two halves of the egg teetered on the plate, I instinctively did a double take. Not one, but two oozy, bright-orange yolks rested in their egg-white cradles.

Amazed, I waved the cook over to show him this rarity.

He chuckled, then explained that most of the salted duck eggs in their kitchen contained two yolks. They’d been brought over from a county situated within Yangzhou, called Gaoyou. There, something most places would consider a rare and random anomaly is in abundant supply.

Salted duck eggs: A gastronomic specialty

The phenomenon of double yolks occurs in up to 10% of the eggs laid by Gaoyou ducks.

The phenomenon of double yolks occurs in up to 10% of the eggs laid by Gaoyou ducks.

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“When we talk about double-yolk eggs, we think of Gaoyou,” says David Yan, a Jiangsu native and Wild China travel guide. “This county is especially renowned for these eggs, and has got a reputation.”

It turns out that Gaoyou’s geographic position makes it ripe for the production of salted duck eggs.

The county is situated in a region with plentiful waterways, such as Gaoyou Lake (the province’s third largest freshwater lake), which for centuries has enabled the local waterfowl industry to thrive.

But that’s not the only way in which the natural environment practically predestined Gaoyou’s eventual claim to fame. Salt, which is necessary for curing the duck eggs, is bountiful in the area.

Northern Jiangsu province’s salt marshes, which are now part of a biosphere reserve where visitors can go birdwatching and hiking, were once primarily known for being a major source of China’s salt.

“That was the epicenter of the salt industry,” explains Miranda Brown, a professor of Chinese studies at the University of Michigan. “You have the lake for the duck, and then you have the salt industry literally next door.”

A worker at Jiangsu Gaoyou Duck Co. Ltd uses a light to search for double-yolk eggs.

A worker at Jiangsu Gaoyou Duck Co. Ltd uses a light to search for double-yolk eggs.

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In the city of Yancheng (literally meaning “Salt City”) not far from Gaoyou, a vast network of crisscrossing waterways connects the coastal salt marshes to the Grand Canal, a huge manmade river that allowed salt producers to make a handsome profit selling to the rest of the country.

“Salt merchants were rich and had very fine tastes,” says Brown. “They threw lavish banquets that would last all day and pull together the most exquisite foods.”

What wealthy people ate was often considered a benchmark for what constituted fine dining, and writers and poets who rubbed shoulders with the affluent merchants would pen treatises about the food.

In the late 18th century, the Qing-Dynasty scholar and gastronome Yuan Mei wrote in “Recipes from the Garden of Contentment” (translated in 2017 by Sean J.S. Chen): “Salted eggs from Gaoyou are very good, with deep reddish yolks loaded with oil.”

Such references helped cement salted duck eggs as a gastronomic specialty of Gaoyou, entwined with the area’s very identity.

That association continues to run deep today; according to the Chinese search engine Baidu, choirs in Gaoyou regularly perform a folk song called “数鸭蛋” (Shǔ Yā Dàn, which literally translates as “Counting Duck Eggs”) that celebrates the local specialty.

This sort of culinary regionalism was and still is common throughout China, with different areas becoming associated with particular food products.

According to Brown, the tendency for these correlations stems largely from the country’s vast size and diverse topography, which “leads to different culinary possibilities. That becomes a way that people start to identify places and regions and even people — by the foods that are best grown in those areas.”

For example, pu-erh tea from the mountains of southwest China’s Yunnan province is revered across China, while Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region’s vast pastures, ideal for sheep herding, produce much of the country’s mutton.

Gaoyou's waterways are a popular tourist attraction.

Gaoyou’s waterways are a popular tourist attraction.

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In similar fashion, Gaoyou became recognized for environmental conditions that favored salted duck eggs.

“Somewhere along the line, Gaoyou’s duck farmers must have realized that it would be even better for business to breed the ducks to produce more double yolks,” says Meng Wen, the cook who first introduced me to double-yolk salted duck eggs in Yangzhou.

Double-yolk eggs offer more nutritional value, and their rarity also makes people consider them a lucky symbol.

To increase the frequency of the double-yolk eggs, breeders artificially select ducks for the genetic anomaly.

In a 2011 paper examining the fitness of Gaoyou’s double-yolk eggs, researchers say: “Usually, a double-yolk egg will not even survive to hatch. If it does hatch, the poor ducks are severely deformed, connected to one another… However, since these ducks have been subjected to artificial rather than natural selection for generations, the defect has spread in the population.”

Two yolks are better than one

Nowadays, the phenomenon of double yolks, which would ordinarily make rare and random appearances, occurs in up to 10% of the eggs laid by Gaoyou ducks.

“They put all the duck eggs in a room over a light to see whether it’s a single-yolk one or a double-yolk one, before they actually salt the egg,” explains Hu Ruixi, co-founder of food tour company Lost Plate.

Sold all across China nowadays, Gaoyou’s double-yolk eggs are labeled as such — and can command several times the price of their single-yolk counterparts.

Gaoyou's double-yolk eggs can command several times the price of their single-yolk counterparts.

Gaoyou’s double-yolk eggs can command several times the price of their single-yolk counterparts.

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Walking through the markets and grocery shops of Yangzhou, I noticed that eggs with double the yellow greatly outnumbered the usual variety — so beloved are the oily yolks for their lusciousness.

To make the most of my proximity to Gaoyou, I ordered a double-yolk egg each time I dined at a teahouse in Yangzhou. I would emulate what I saw other diners doing — stabbing the eggs with a chopstick to allow the greasy yolk to run out.

Most people who have tried salted duck eggs, myself included, would probably argue that the yolk is indeed the best part, its creamy and rich flavor superior to that of the much brinier whites.

Yan explains that “some people don’t eat that much of the egg white part.” Hu, too, says: “I’m not really into the white part. It’s really salty. The yolk is really creamy and very smooth.”

However, I later learn that Yuan Mei would have opposed our preferential treatment of the yolk.

In “Recipes from the Garden of Contentment,” he breaks down what he insists is the proper way to enjoy salted duck eggs: “Place the whole egg on a plate, cut it in half, and serve the shell, yolk, and whites all together. One should not remove the whites and reserve only the yolk because the flavors would be incomplete.”

I realize that this makes sense. After all, farmers would not have gone to the trouble of breeding double-yolk eggs if serving two yolks by themselves on a plate would have been sufficient.

In the case of these eggs, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts — but for salted egg lovers, it doesn’t hurt to have extra of the best part.

Top image: Ducks swim in the water at a breeding base in Gaoyou, China. (Costfoto/Barcroft Media/Getty Images)



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Wall Street Journal: Manhattan private school subpoenaed in connection with Trump Organization probe



The WSJ reported that the subpoena was served to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, which Weisselberg’s grandchildren attend, and that Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer Weisselberg said she told Manhattan prosecutors that hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of tuition checks were signed by either Allen Weisselberg or former President Donald Trump.

Frank Perrone Jr., an attorney for Columbia Grammar, would not confirm or deny the existence of the subpoena to CNN.

“We do comply with lawful requests from the authorities,” Perrone said. “But the school’s position is that we can’t comment and don’t comment on issues involving students, their families or alumni.”

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, led by Cy Vance, is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated any state laws, which could include tax fraud, insurance fraud or other schemes to defraud. A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to comment to CNN.

The WSJ reports that Jennifer Weisselberg said she told Manhattan prosecutors that she and her ex-husband Barry, who is Allen Weisselberg’s son, understood the tuition payments to be part of her ex-husband’s compensation package, and that former prosecutors not involved in the probe said the Manhattan prosecutors could be examining whether the Weisselbergs evaded taxes with the tuition payments.

Barry Weisselberg has worked at the Trump Organization, where he managed the Central Park Carousel and two ice skating rinks until recently. He has not responded to CNN’s request for comment, and a member of his family declined to comment when contacted by CNN.

CNN has reached out to an attorney for Allen Weisselberg and to the Trump Organization for comment. He has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

Jennifer Weisselberg’s attorney Duncan Levin told CNN she would not comment further on matters related to her children at this time.

“We are aware of the subpoena from news reports,” Levin said. “Jen Weisselberg has plenty to say on this subject, but she will continue to provide that and other information to relevant authorities including the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.”

CNN previously reported that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office had obtained boxes of documents from Jennifer Weisselberg after issuing a subpoena for financial records.

The subpoena asked for documents provided by Barry Weisselberg and those obtained during divorce proceedings, including but not limited to “bank account and credit card records, tax records, statements of net worth, and other financial records,” as well as financial records relating to the Trump organization, including but not limited to Wollman Rink at Central Park and the Central Park Carousel — two cash-only businesses that the Trump Organization was contracted, until recently, by New York City to run.

Jennifer Weisselberg has spoken with prosecutors at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on multiple occasions. She previously told CNN that investigators came to her apartment and collected loads of documents, and that forensic accountants have examined records.



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Fear and mistrust loom large in the Capitol in the wake of January 6



After months of concerns about external security threats, the fears and mistrust among Republicans and Democrats inside the Capitol are looming large, unraveling decorum that had long been a hallmark of Congress and leading members to question the motives of their colleagues.

One Democratic House member, who asked to remain anonymous to speak freely, grew emotional recalling how the behavior in recent days from Republican colleagues has resurrected a lot of terrible memories of the January attack.

Asked if they’re still concerned for their safety, the member responded: “It’s a complicated question, but the answer is yes.”

Tensions escalated this week after an Oversight Committee hearing in which several Republicans argued that the events of the insurrection had been exaggerated and Rep. Andrew Clyde, a freshman Republican from Georgia, compared the insurrection to a “normal tourist visit.”
On Wednesday evening, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, also of Georgia, confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. During the incident, first reported by The Washington Post, Greene caught up with Ocasio-Cortez and began shouting at her and asking why she supposedly supports antifa, a far-left activist group, and Black Lives Matter, falsely labeling them “terrorist” groups.

The following day, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a California Democrat, appeared wearing a mask that said simply “expel MTG,” arguing leadership needed to bring to the floor his resolution to expel the Georgia congresswoman from Congress because she was “a threat.”

Since the attack on the Capitol in January, security protocols inside the building have been expanded. Members now have to enter the House chamber through metal detectors, and while large portions of the external fence have come down, there is still increased security protections surrounding the building. But the repercussions of the fear provoked by the attack can’t all be seen. Members say that in the months since January 6, relationships have been fractured and trust broken.

“Thank God Republicans aren’t in charge of security here. Thank God we are in charge of it,” Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, said.

Back in January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “the enemy is within,” referencing the rhetoric and behavior of some Republican members of Congress.

Those tensions, Democrats say, have resurfaced after Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks for speaking up regularly about the election lies that led to January 6.

“I am supposed to be bipartisan with a guy who is like, ‘na na na na,'” Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey said, referencing a tweet by GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina that said continued, “hey hey, goodbye Liz Cheney.”

“Then you calm yourself down and say ‘that’s not all of them,’ but they did just get rid of the one leader on their side who actually stood for serious governance and is not a moderate Republican,” Malinowski said.

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who served three tours in Iraq alongside the US military as a CIA analyst before becoming a member of Congress, reacted to the growing number of Republican lawmakers downplaying the realities of the violent insurrection on January 6.

“I’m here to work with serious people. I’m here to work with people who care about their constituents, and who actually do the hard work of banging out legislation,” the Michigan Democrat said. “Either be here to do work or pipe down.”

The fears and anger have been permeating for months, but the last several days just underscore the rawness and mistrust that still plague many lawmakers on Capitol Hill in the wake of January 6. More than 100 House Republicans voted to overturn the results of the election in key states, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who turned heads Wednesday after the vote to oust Cheney when he said, “I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election.”

As Republicans seek to move on from the insurrection, Democrats say not enough is being done to learn from the cost of some of the mistruths that were promoted.

Some Democrats are blanketly refusing to work closely with Republican colleagues who voted to overturn the election. Rep. Madeleine Dean, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, made a decision not to let Republican Rep. Buddy Carter, a Georgia Republican, be a lead cosponsor on the prescription drug bill she was sponsoring because he had voted to invalidate the results of the election.

“We came to a decision in my office that I need to take a stand,” Dean said. “I will not lift up as a leader someone who did not vote to certify the election when that was connected to an insurrection.”

Dean said she offered to let him be a cosponsor, but not the lead. As a result of the move, Republicans sank the bill, but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer vowed to bring it back up on the floor next week.

“She wanted me to apologize for objecting to the electoral certification and I made it clear that that was not going to happen,” Carter told reporters earlier this week. “There’s a lot of good legislation out there that needs to be passed, but we have got to put the past behind us and we’ve got to move forward and look to the future.”

But what happened between Carter and Dean is not a one-off.

Republican Rep. Don Bacon, who voted to certify the 2020 presidential election, said he has been fielding calls from Democrats who don’t want to work with Republicans who objected to certifying the election.

“Oh yeah, it is,” the Nebraska Republican told CNN when asked if he finds it hard for lawmakers to work together. “I’ve tried to mediate.”

Even though he thinks this kind of division is “just not right,” Bacon added that it’s gotten so extreme that he knows of certain lawmakers who won’t even ride the elevator with their colleagues who voted against certifying the election.

Democrats say they are worried about the lack of professionalism.

Asked for her reaction to the incident between Greene and Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi told reporters Thursday, “it’s so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing honor to the House or not bringing dishonor to the House.”



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