LONDON -- British explorer Ranulph Fiennes on Monday pulled out of an expedition to cross Antarctica during the region's winter after developing frostbite -- a bitter disappointment for an adventurer who had spent years preparing for one of the last great polar challenges.
Date: 02/26/2013 | Nation & World
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- An anti-whaling activist group accused a Japanese whaling vessel of intentionally ramming two of its ships Wednesday in waters near Antarctica. Japan's Fisheries Agency, however, insisted the protesters were responsible for the collisions.
Date: 02/21/2013 | Nation & World
LONDON -- British researchers hunting for life in a lake under 2 miles of Antarctic ice called off their mission after drilling delays led to a fuel shortage.
Date: 12/28/2012 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON -- Fueled by global warming, polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s, a new scientific study says.
Date: 11/30/2012 | Nation & World
LONDON -- British researchers are preparing to drill through 2 miles of Antarctic ice to search for life in samples from a lake that's been isolated from the outside world for hundreds of thousands of years.
Date: 09/08/2012 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia — Authorities have arrested 29 people accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guinea's jungle interior and charged them with the murders of seven suspected witch doctors, police said Friday.
Date: 07/13/2012 | Nation & World