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Stranded Antarctic Ship Waits for Helicopter Rescue

The crew of a Russian research ship stuck in the remote Antarctic ice will have to be rescued by helicopter after several attempts to reach the stranded vessel by boat have failed. Seventy-four scientists, tourists and crew members are on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck in an ice flow near the South Pole since Christmas Eve. Icebreakers from France, China and Australia have been unable to reach the vessel. In the latest try, the Australian Aurora Australis had to...

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