A record-breaking free solo climber has died while abseiling down the side of a cliff face in Mexico

A record-breaking free solo climber has died while abseiling down the side of a cliff face in Mexico, according to reports. Brad Gobright, 31, is believed to have fallen 1,000ft to his death in a tragic accident in El Portero Chico, a national park in the northern part of the country.

Most big cities in the heavily populated Shia-majority south of the country have been affected, with at least 31 people shot dead as security forces stormed in to clear a bridge in Nasiriyah, north of Basra, early yesterday.

Hours earlier, protesters in Najaf surrounded the consulate building, shouting “Iran out”. Police opened fire, killing one man and wounding more than 30 others. The crowd then stormed forward, setting fire to the building and forcing its staff to flee by the rear exits.

Both were members of online chat groups that shared secret sex tapes and made jokes about drugging and raping women, the Seoul Central District Court said. Sentencing the two men, judge Kang Seong-soo said they had regarded women as ‘objects of sexual pleasure’. 

The journalist became a target in Malta’s tribal two-party political arena, with her personal security increasingly under threat. On 16 October 2017, she was killed when a bomb placed under the driver’s seat of her rental car was remotely detonated.

The prime minister had been expected to face a leadership challenge at the emergency cabinet meeting from his deputy, Chris Fearne. Muscat, who came to power in 2013 and has remained popular with his followers, emerged from the gathering still at the helm of his country. However, he repeated a promise to leave once those who ordered the killing had been identified.

He also claimed on Twitter the “Impeachment Witch Hunt” was “over” and again quoted Sondland’s recollection of the conversation. 

But no other evidence has emerged regarding the call, which would have occurred before dawn in Washington. According to The Washington Post, the White House has located no record of the conversation in its switchboard logs, though Trump may have used a personal mobile.