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News: Svalbard

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The teenager with Down's syndrome swimming in the Arctic

Sunday, June 30th 2019, 1:20

Trym is the first person to live on the Svalbard Islands with Down's syndrome and he isn't letting it hold him back.
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Russian man behind Svalbard's first bank robbery imprisoned

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 17:28
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia

A Russian man is imprisoned in Norway after robbing the world's most northerly bank late last year.
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Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise ship guard

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 11:52
related countries: Norway Norway

A bear is shot dead on Norway's Svalbard after attacking a guard protecting a cruise ship group.
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Missing Russian helicopter found in Norway Arctic sea

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 14:22
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia

Wreckage is located by Norwegian authorities after the helicopter crashed in the sea off Svalbard.
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Russian helicopter lost off Svalbard in Arctic Norway

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 19:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Eight Russians are feared dead after their Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the sea off Svalbard.
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Avalanche hits Norway's Arctic outpost

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 0:59
related countries: Norway Norway

An avalanche has hit the main settlement on Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, killing one person and injuring nine others.
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Arctic's wakeful winter revealed

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 22:43

Over three winters in the waters of a Svalbard fjord, scientists have catalogued surprisingly high levels of animal activity during the long polar night.
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Norway in Arctic dispute with Russia

Monday, April 20th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Norway summons the Russian ambassador after a top Russian official defied a travel ban by visiting Svalbard in the Arctic.
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First tree seeds for Doomsday vault

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 2:39

The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
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Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed

Friday, September 7th 2012, 8:18
related countries: Norway Norway

BBC science editor David Shukman reports from Svalbard in Norway, where scientists say they are amazed by the speed at which Arctic sea ice is melting.
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