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Icebound Ship Still Awaits Rescue

Passengers on board a Russian research ship are still anxiously awaiting rescue, nearly a week after being trapped in Antarctic ice.The Chinese icebreaker Snow Bird sent to rescue the vessel came within 11 kilometers of the stranded Russian ship on Saturday, but had to stop when thick ice blocked its progress.Rescue now depends on an Australian icebreaker that should arrive at the site later Sunday. If the Australian vessel fails to break through the 3-meter-thick ice, a helicopter on the...

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