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Italians are first couple to reach world’s highest summits

ROME: Two Italian climbers on Thursday made it to the top of Nepal's Annapurna peak, and at the same time set a record as the first couple to conquer the world's 14 highest mountains. Romano Benet and his wife Nives Meroi, both 55, reached the 8,091-metre (26,545-foot)¬†Annapurna summit on Thursday morning, without using oxygen or porters just as they have in all their ascents, according to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. The final climb to the top starting at an altitude of 7,200 metres was "the hardest but also…