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Like on Mars: African dust & sand turn Sochi snow slopes yellow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 24 Mar, 2018 10:47 A mix of sand and pollen has covered Russia’s Sochi resort, leaving its mountains looking like sand dunes. However, the Martian landscape didn’t stop enthusiasts from hitting the hazy yellow slopes and posting apocalyptic photos. Social media has been flooded with photos of the thick layer of yellowish dust on the snowy slopes of ...

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Horror in Khabarovsk: Dozens of cut-off hands found dumped in the snow (GRAPHIC)

A bag with 52 severed hands was found on a river island outside the city of Khabarovsk, in Russia’s Far East. Investigators say the gruesome find was not the work of a rampant serial killer, but the result of unlawful negligence. The chilling discovery was made by local fishermen who initially stumbled upon one hand sticking out of the frozen ...

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Snow storm pounds US northeast for second time in 1 week

Schools are shut and thousands are without power as the northeast of the United States suffers through its second winter storm in a week. States of emergency have been declared in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Up to 60cm (2ft) of snow has accumulated in inland parts of the two states along with neighboring New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Schools throughout ...

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Cold shoulder: Heartless hotels sent homeless back out into snow after rooms donated to charity

Guests who were unable to travel due to last week’s snow asked for at least 20 hotel rooms to be donated to the homeless as shelter from the ‘Beast from the East’. Instead, hotel bosses at Travelodge and the Premier Inn refused. Big wigs at the Premier Inn allegedly refused to let homeless people sleep in 19 rooms which had ...

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Snow place to hide: Police raid cannabis farm thanks to tip-off from ice-free roof

Police in West Yorkshire raided a large cannabis farm with a little help from the snow (or lack thereof) after officers noticed a home with a remarkably ice-free roof, despite blizzard conditions in the area. Keighley police officers searched the property after noticing the suspicious absence of snow from a rooftop among a row of houses with white-blanketed tiles. Upon ...

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Chinese snow sweeper clears skywalk at dizzying 2,000 meters height (VIDEO)

Published time: 31 Jan, 2018 08:36 Edited time: 31 Jan, 2018 09:18 A Chinese snow sweeper was captured in hair-raising footage doing a job for which most people are unlikely to volunteer – shoveling away snow on a shaky path 2,000 meters above the ground. 26-year-old Zhang Dongdong gained popularity among netizens after he was videoed clearing a skywalk at ...

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Lost in time: Abandoned home encased in glistening sheets of ice and snow (VIDEO)

Winter’s frosty embrace has transformed an abandoned Russian residence into an incredible icy palace, where frozen stalagmites hang like chandeliers. The home in Ekaterinburg, where temperatures can easily reach minus 17 degrees celsius in January, appears locked in time thanks to a burst water mains that has almost entirely coated the interior rooms in ice. Footage from the house near ...

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Mysterious ‘black snow’ in Kazakhstan sparks investigation (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Authorities in the central Kazakh city of Temirtau have launched an investigation after a mysterious dust turned the snow black. Local residents have blamed the metallurgical complex in the area for causing the strange pollution. A winter wonderland was turned into a rather depressing view in early January, when a layer of soot-like dust covered the Kazakh city. Temirtau residents ...

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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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Snow stops $4k theft at North Dakota party store

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 23:03 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 23:04 As the US shivers amid record low temperatures and colossal amounts of snow, the adverse weather appears to have redeemed itself – preventing the theft of party and craft supplies worth $ 4,000. It took Dustin Johnson, 22, more than 7 hours to meticulously pack his cart with ...

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