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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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‘Prayed too much:’ Russian mayor says divine consultation caused shortage of snow

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 15:49 Can a person pray too much for something? The mayor of Kaliningrad appears to think so, saying “excessive praying” was behind the lack of snow in the western Russian city ahead of the New Year. “Apparently, we have prayed too much. But it has also done us some good, because you know the poor ...

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Let it snow! Time lapse captures record-breaking snow storm (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 08:49 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 08:49 A record-breaking snow storm burying Erie, Pennsylvania has been captured in time-lapse footage. The unprecedented amount of snow forced the authorities to declare a state of emergency. The two-day snowstorm started on Christmas Eve in the northwestern Pennsylvania city, and broke several records on Tuesday as it brought ...

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‘Snowflake students’ get University to apologize for calling snow white

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 08:34 University College London was forced to apologize after a “dreaming of a white campus” tweet was deemed racist by “snowflake students.” The tweet had been intended to let students know the campus was still open as some parts of Britain remained covered by 13 inches of snow. The tweet said: “Dreaming of a white ...

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Snow joke: Peter Schmeichel braves Russian winter to kick off RT World Cup coverage (VIDEO)

Published time: 2 Dec, 2017 14:18 Edited time: 2 Dec, 2017 14:28 Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was second to none in keeping the ball out of the net during his playing days between the sticks. However, the Great Dane struggled to keep the cold out during the 2018 World Cup draw. Winters in Denmark are not exactly pleasant, ...

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Russia’s Yandex.Taxi takes self-driving car for first snow test

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:45 The Russian internet giant Yandex has taken out its autonomous Prius car for a first real-world snow test around Moscow’s suburbs. The vehicle successfully drove 300 kilometers on snow-covered roads. “There was nothing unexpected,” Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex.Taxi’s self-driving project told TechCrunch, confirming the snow test of the prototype went off smoothly. [embedded ...

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Montreal in state of EMERGENCY after flooding caused by torrential rains and melting snow

Rain has lashed the city, the largest in the province of Quebec, since early on Friday, causing the worst flooding in decades. The measure, covering four districts, was declared on Sunday afternoon and will remain in place for 48 hours, officials said. More heavy rain is forecast and the area under state of emergency could be expanded. They warned it ...

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