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Three dead after fire on Korean trawler in Antarctica

WELLINGTON — Three crew from a Korean fishing boat are believed to have died and seven others have burns after a fire broke out on their trawler off Antarctica, New Zealand rescue officials said Wednesday. The 51-metre (155-foot) Jeong Woo 2 was in the remote Ross Sea, about 3,700 kilometres…

Huge Antarctic iceberg foils centenary plans

An iceberg nearly 100 kilometres (60 miles) long was Wednesday preventing tourist ships from reaching Antarctica to mark the centenary of Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s epic polar voyage. Mawson, among Antarctica’s earliest pioneers, led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition between 1911 and 1914 — an ambitious scientific research trip that laid…

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