1. TRAPPED SHIP
Breaking the ice: First, a Chinese ship tried to come to the rescue. But the ice was too thick. Then, a French boat came along. But it got sent home.
So surely an Australian icebreaker that’s stronger than the other two can help free the Russian ship that’s been stuck for a week in Antarctica, right? Wrong.
The Aussie boat suspended its efforts today to reach 74 tourists, researchers and crew on board the trapped ship.The weather was just too nasty.
2. MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
Critical condition: He’s the Michael Jordan of Formula 1, the Babe Ruth of the driver’s seat. But now, Michael Schumacher’s future is up in the air after a horrific skiing accident in France.
Never heard of Schumacher? Around the world, the 44-year-old German is known as the most successful driver in Formula 1 history.
3. RUSSIA BOMBINGS
Deadly deja vu: This isn’t the kind of publicity Russia wanted just before the Winter Olympics. For the second time in two days, a deadly explosion has rocked the southern Russian city of Volgograd. A blast happened during rush hour this morning, killing at least 10 people.
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