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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill visits Antarctic

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill flew to Russia’s Bellingshausen scientific station on the Island of Waterloo from Chile. The Patriarch’s spokesman

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill flew to Russia’s Bellingshausen scientific station on the Island of Waterloo from Chile. The Patriarch’s spokesman

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Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill meets penguins in Antarctica

Patriarch Kirill, visiting Antarctica for the first time, has been to the continent’s only Russian Orthodox Church. Invited by the Russian Antarctic

Patriarch Kirill, visiting Antarctica for the first time, has been to the continent’s only Russian Orthodox Church. Invited by the Russian Antarctic

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Polar explorer Henry Worsley dies trying to reach his dream

Tributes have poured in for the British explorer Henry Worsley who has died after falling ill just 50 km short of attempting to become the first

Tributes have poured in for the British explorer Henry Worsley who has died after falling ill just 50 km short of attempting to become the first

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Britain's Webb wins Antarctic Ice Marathon

Muscle fiber usage went into fast-twitch overdrive for some 50 competitors who recently braved the chilling sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic

Muscle fiber usage went into fast-twitch overdrive for some 50 competitors who recently braved the chilling sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic

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The 3D map of Antarctica

Four years, two expeditions and one robot. That’s what it took for a multinational group of scientists to create what they claim is the first ever

Four years, two expeditions and one robot. That’s what it took for a multinational group of scientists to create what they claim is the first ever

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West Antarctic glaciers melting at 'unstoppable' rate

Giant glaciers in Western Antarctica are melting at an “unstoppable” rate that could cause global sea levels to rise far quicker than previously

Giant glaciers in Western Antarctica are melting at an “unstoppable” rate that could cause global sea levels to rise far quicker than previously

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Japan pledges to comply with Antarctic whaling ban

Tokyo is disappointed. Conservationists are delighted. These are the two contrasting reactions after the highest UN court ordered Japan to stop

Tokyo is disappointed. Conservationists are delighted. These are the two contrasting reactions after the highest UN court ordered Japan to stop

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The desire for discovery

Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and

Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and

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Antarctica rescue ships freed from ice trap

A Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker trapped in Antarctic ice have finally broken free after being stuck for several days. A crack in the ice

A Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker trapped in Antarctic ice have finally broken free after being stuck for several days. A crack in the ice

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United States icebreaker to rescue trapped Russian ship

The United States has sent a heavy icebreaker to help free a Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker gripped by Antarctic ice. The American assistance

The United States has sent a heavy icebreaker to help free a Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker gripped by Antarctic ice. The American assistance

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Chinese rescue ship for trapped Russian vessel also becomes stranded

The Chinese icebreaker that attempted to free a trapped Russian research vessel off Antarctica has also become stranded. Seventy-four people were

The Chinese icebreaker that attempted to free a trapped Russian research vessel off Antarctica has also become stranded. Seventy-four people were

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Helicopter rescues passengers on stranded Antarctic ship

The evacuation of passengers from a Russian research ship stuck in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve is finally underway. A Chinese helicopter is

The evacuation of passengers from a Russian research ship stuck in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve is finally underway. A Chinese helicopter is

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Rescue attempts in Antarctic hampered by ice and foul weather

It can be lonely stranded in one of the coldest and remotest places on earth. The Australian ice-breaker Aurora failed in its rescue mission as the

It can be lonely stranded in one of the coldest and remotest places on earth. The Australian ice-breaker Aurora failed in its rescue mission as the

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Second icebreaker on its way to trapped Antarctica ship

A ship stuck in ice near Antarctica is waiting for a second rescue attempt, after a Chinese icebreaker failed to free it. The ‘Snow Dragon’ was

A ship stuck in ice near Antarctica is waiting for a second rescue attempt, after a Chinese icebreaker failed to free it. The ‘Snow Dragon’ was

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Antarctica: icebreaker stalls on rescue mission

A Chinese icebreaker on its way to rescue a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has itself been stalled by thick ice – and forced to turn back. The

A Chinese icebreaker on its way to rescue a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has itself been stalled by thick ice – and forced to turn back. The

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Chinese icebreaker on way to free Christmas Antarctica ship

Rescue is on the way for the Russian vessel that has been trapped in thick ice near Antarctica since Tuesday. A Chinese icebreaker called ‘Snow

Rescue is on the way for the Russian vessel that has been trapped in thick ice near Antarctica since Tuesday. A Chinese icebreaker called ‘Snow

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Running on Ice

Warming up before a marathon is highly recommended, warming up before the Antarctic Ice Marathon is crucial. The usual marathon attire of shorts

Warming up before a marathon is highly recommended, warming up before the Antarctic Ice Marathon is crucial. The usual marathon attire of shorts

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Prince Harry arrives in Antarctica ahead of 335km charity trek

Prince Harry arrived in Antarctica on Friday in preparation for a trek across the South Pole. His team will complete the 335km Virgin Money South

Prince Harry arrived in Antarctica on Friday in preparation for a trek across the South Pole. His team will complete the 335km Virgin Money South

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Giant iceberg from Antarctica threatens shipping worldwide

British experts are monitoring a huge iceberg that has come off from the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica. It measures roughly 700 square

British experts are monitoring a huge iceberg that has come off from the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica. It measures roughly 700 square

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Egyptian pyramids in the Antarctic?

Every now and then you read a story that you wish was true but that you know probably isn’t. This is one of them, although until it has been

Every now and then you read a story that you wish was true but that you know probably isn’t. This is one of them, although until it has been

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The coolest marathon in the world

The North pole – quite simply the top of the world. A stunning but desolate landscape. Somewhere you would expect to find the occasional explorer

The North pole – quite simply the top of the world. A stunning but desolate landscape. Somewhere you would expect to find the occasional explorer

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Whaling blame game: accusations fly over collision in Antarctic

Environmental campaigners Sea Shepherd Australia say a collision on February 25 in Antarctic waters, between two vessels from a Japanese whaling

Environmental campaigners Sea Shepherd Australia say a collision on February 25 in Antarctic waters, between two vessels from a Japanese whaling

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Antarctica: Japanese whalers v militant conservationists

Japanese whalers and militant conservationists have again been involved in dangerous clashes in icy waters off Antarctica, with both sides accusing

Japanese whalers and militant conservationists have again been involved in dangerous clashes in icy waters off Antarctica, with both sides accusing