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Blizzard Stalls Antarctica Ship Rescue

An Antarctic blizzard has halted an Australian icebreaker's attempt to retrieve 74 people on board a Russian research ship. The ship has been trapped for nearly a week in ice, while high winds prevent a helicopter rescue. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue, said Monday that the icebreaker Aurora Australis had to return to open waters because of poor visibility. A Chinese icebreaker, Snow Dragon, was sent to free the vessel and came within 11...

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