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The snow must go on: World’s largest ice festival kicks off in China (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 07:27 The world’s largest ice festival has kicked off in Harbin, northeastern China and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors over the coming month. The 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began on January 5 and will run until the end of February. Visitor numbers are expected to peak during ...

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Two lost 11yo boys cuddle with dogs to survive winter night in Urals forest (PHOTOS)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 20:48 A walk in the woods turned into a survival lesson for two fifth graders from a town in Russia’s Urals region who were forced to spend a night out in the winter cold after getting lost. Before disappearing Thursday afternoon, the 11-year-olds Ivan and Evgeniy from the town of Kushva, about 200 km north ...

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‘Bomb cyclone’ kills 22, leaves frozen wake of destruction (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 17:21 The ‘bomb cyclone‘ cold weather system that hit the US east coast this week has moved on, leaving freezing temperatures and more than 20 dead in its wake. At least 22 people have died as a result of the extreme conditions, CBS News reports. The casualties include a girl who was hit with a ...

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Planes collide at JFK amid fallout from ‘bomb cyclone’ closure (PHOTOS)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 16:48 Two planes collided at JFK Airport in New York early Saturday amid chaotic scenes brought on by the recent shutdown of the airport due to a massive snowstorm. Several planes trying to land at JFK were left stranded for up to seven hours with some forced to turn around due to major capacity issues. ...

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‘Sliced Kurds’: Topless FEMEN activists serve Erdogan a ‘cannibal lunch’ (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 20:09 A “sextrimist” group has staged a topless protest in Paris against the alleged human rights violations in Turkey, timed to coincide with the official visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to France. The protest took place near the Elysee Palace Friday, moments before Turkish leader arrived for talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel ...

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Stuttgart’s selfish drivers get wrapped up over parking offences (PHOTOS)

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 19:50 Residents of Stuttgart have a weird and wonderful way of punishing people who park their cars irresponsibly – they wrap the vehicles like extra large presents and wait for the drivers to open them. City natives started the initiative just before Christmas after growing tired of the parked cars continuously blocking sidewalks and bike ...

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Shrine of the universe carved by ancient Aztecs unearthed under Mexican pond (PHOTOS)

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 18:36 A team of archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a stone shrine beneath a pond which depicts what ancient Aztecs believed to be the universe. The pre-Hispanic shrine named ‘tetzacualco’ was found at Nahualac, a site at the foothills of the Iztaccihuatl volcano, by researchers at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). Researchers ...

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Boston floods amid ‘severe’ winter storm (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Icy flooding and heavy snowfall have struck Boston as whiteout conditions and gusty winds follow high tides on the New England coast, battering the region. More than 20,000 residents have been left without power. The storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” touched down in the Northeast, particularly in Boston, where conditions continued to worsen Thursday as the storm settled in. Coastal ...

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Ice-cold iguanas plunge from Florida trees during winter storm cold snap (PHOTOS)

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:02 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:48 Frozen iguanas are tumbling off their perches in Miami’s suburbs, as South Florida and much of the US Southeast are in the grips of a frigid winter storm, as the freezing weather grows in intensity as it moves up the East Coast. The iguanas were seen dropping from ...

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Noah’s Ark smashes boats two-by-two in storm-hit Dutch harbour (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 20:37 A huge replica of Noah’s Ark caused “significant” damage after gale-force winds sent the model crashing into other boats during a near-Biblical storm in a Dutch fishing village. Seven people and several animals had to be rescued in the port of Urk Wednesday when the vessel – a 70-meter-long replica of the ark from ...

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