Using backhoes, explosive charges and a network of dams and piping, a team of experts is working to protect the new Russian resort that will host the Sochi Games.
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In the snowy wastes of Siachen, where Pakistani and Indian soldiers face off in a battle zone ringed by Himalayan peaks, the fight is against the mountain, not the man.
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The deaths of four people Sunday are the latest examples of what can happen when backcountry skiing meets high-country snow.
KABUL – Avalanches killed 15 or 16 people and cut off various roads in a rugged province of northeastern Afghanistan, officials reported on Tuesday. Authorities had begun to evacuate those endangered by the avalanches, which were caused by days of snowfall in impoverished Badakhshan province. The province shares a long border with Tajkistan. Read full article > >
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