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Winter Olympics hack: Probe into culprits deepens mystery (POLL)

Hackers who caused a tech meltdown at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic opening ceremony, leaving many spectators unable to print their tickets, have been subjected to an in-depth probe by cyber security ‘experts’. The unknown group used a unique malware – now aptly named the ‘Olympic Destroyer’ – to target the official Olympic website, the stadium’s WiFi and broadcasters of the ...

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6 people, incl 2 children, killed by brutal winter storm on US East Coast (PHOTOS)

At least six people, including two children, have been killed on the East Coast of the United States after a powerful winter storm slammed the region with strong winds, heavy rain and snow. A six-year-old boy was killed after a falling tree struck him while he was sleeping in his home in Chesterfield County, Virginia, according to authorities cited by ...

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UK may run out of gas amid perfect storm of cold winter and supply issues

The British national power operator has warned that the UK may be facing a gas shortage as a result of the current cold snap triggering heightened demand for heating and electricity. National Grid, which also operates a gas grid in the country, issued the warning after a sharp surge in UK gas prices, which have reportedly reached their highest levels ...

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‘It’s like the Winter Olympics!’ ‘Beast from the East’ batters UK sports fixtures

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics may be over, but footballers in England was forced to do his best curling impression in a match dogged by severe weather conditions plaguing the UK. Frosty conditions caused by winds from Siberia, dubbed the ‘Beast from the East,’ have wreaked havoc in the UK and affected the nation’s sports calendar. One game that bore ...

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South Korea will pay up to $2.6mn for cost of North’s participation in Winter Olympics

Seoul has agreed to allocate up to $ 2.6 million to cover the expenses of the North Korean delegation attending the PyeongChang Olympics, under the terms of a recently approved plan. The fund will cover the cost of hundreds of North Korean delegates participating in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, including arts performers, cheerleaders, and a taekwondo demonstration team. ...

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World’s 1st robot ski competition takes place on sidelines of Winter Olympics (VIDEO)

The Winter Olympics are here again, but humans skiing down a mountainside is apparently too mainstream for some. Many are turning to the alternative of watching robots hit the slopes. Footage posted by RT’s Ruptly agency showed robots dressed in ski suits, gripping their poles and coasting down the mountain in the slalom competition on Monday. [embedded content] The Ski ...

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Winter Political Games 2018: ‘National discrimination against Russia’

Other countries have been accused of nationally-run doping schemes, but unlike Russia their teams have not been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, which in itself is evidence of national discrimination, analysts told RT. A last-minute appeal from 45 Russian athletes and two coaches against a ban preventing them from competing in the Winter Olympics has failed.  The Court of ...

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‘Winter vomiting bug’ hits PyeongChang ahead of Olympics, but guests stay cool (VIDEO)

A highly contagious bug causing vomiting and diarrhoea has struck the Olympic Park on the eve of the Winter Games, sidelining staff and organizers. Despite the virus spreading, visitors have kept their spirits up. Also known as “winter vomiting bug,” the norovirus broke out ahead of the opening ceremony on Friday. South Korean health officials confirmed on Thursday that the ...

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‘Arctic invasion’: Huge winter storm, freezing rain wreaks havoc in Moscow (PHOTOS)

Published time: 4 Feb, 2018 11:02 Edited time: 4 Feb, 2018 11:53 © Ilya Pitalev / Sputnik Snowfall and freezing rain have battered Moscow, with roads sheathed in snow and travel disrupted. Dubbed by meteorologists the ‘Arctic invasion,’ the extreme weather has turned the city into an unexpected winter wonderland. A tree branch laden with snow killed one and injured ...

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Nigerian sprinters to make history at PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Three Nigerian sprinters will make history at next month’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympics by competing in the bobslegh, becoming the first athletes to represent the African nation at a Winter Games. Nigerian-Americans Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga are all established sprinters, who will swap the track for the time trial in South Korea. Adigun, who won 100m hurdles golf ...

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