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A Chinese ship broke free Tuesday from Antarctic ice in which it became stuck after rescuing passengers from a trapped Russian vessel, state media reported. The Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, “pulled free of the ice and navigated into the open waters”, said the official Xinhua news agency, which has a reporter on board the vessel.The icebreaker had been trapped in the thick Antarctic floes since last Friday. — AFP


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