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Russian Olympic Committee to demand explanation from IOC over Winter Games bans

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) plans to send an official letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to explain the decision to ban leading Russian athletes from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. “In accordance with the Executive Board’s decision, the IOC has an exclusive right to invite or not invite particular athletes [to the Olympics]. At the same time the ...

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From White Walkers in Finland to ‘Wall’ found in Russia: Winter PHOTOS inspire Game of Thrones fans

While Game of Thrones fans brace themselves for the epic TV series to end in 2019, a world of ice and fire can be found beyond Westeros, from the inspired ice hotel in the Finnish Arctic to ‘The Wall’ in Russia’s Far East. Anyone looking for the ultimate GOT experience can now book an ice hotel in Lapland, where a ...

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US & Canada clash over historic building that crossed border during winter storm

An historic building blown into Canada from the US during the polar cyclone has become the subject of an “urgent if not critical” dispute between the bordering countries. A brining shed, one of five buildings that make up McCurdy’s Smokehouse fish processing facility in Lubec, Maine, was ripped from its moorings in blizzard conditions earlier this month before floating under ...

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Russia to miss out on PACE winter session due to discrimination – lawmakers

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:24 Russia isn’t going to be represented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) winter session as the body refuses to give up its policy of discriminating against national delegations, the lawmakers said. “In accordance with our common decision, we won’t be taking part in the work of the Assembly until PACE ...

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North Korea agrees to send delegation to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

North Korea will send a national delegation to next month’s PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea following Tuesday’s high-level talks between the two countries. The delegation will comprise athletes, officials and journalists who will attend the Winter Games, held from February 9 to 25. The talks, which took place in the border village of Panmunjeom, marked a significant breakthrough in ...

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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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Homeless in Brussels receive portable cardboard tents to get through winter (VIDEO)

With shelters overcrowded and canvas tents banned in Brussels, a group of volunteers found a way to help the homeless stay warm this winter. They distribute portable cardboard tents to those who have no roof over their heads. “There are 2,600 people living in the streets of Brussels,” Xavier Dupont, spokesperson for a volunteer association, told Ruptly on Friday. The ...

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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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