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March 3 Daily Brief: Carnival celebrated, “Blade Runner” trial begins, Niagara falls freezes again

March 3 Daily Brief: Carnival celebrated, “Blade Runner” trial begins, Niagara falls freezes again

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Carnival revelers celebrate with parades, the murder trial begins for double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, a Corvette is rescued from the sinkhole that swallowed the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, and more in today’s daily brief.

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Heavy smog hits China as pollution crisis continues

Heavy smog hits China as pollution crisis continues

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China continues to suffer a pollution crisis, with Beijing shrouded in acrid smog. Authorities have introduced anti-pollution policies and often pledged to clean up the environment but the problem has not eased. In October 2013, clouds of smog blanketed Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang province. According to reports, visibility was cut to 33 feet.

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Feb. 17 Daily Brief: South Korean resort collapses, illegal gold miners targeted in Brazil, 100 days since Typhoon Haiyan

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At least three students were killed after a South Korean resort building collapsed, the Munduruku tribe of Brazil tracks down illegal gold miners, shelter remains a problem 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan, and more in today’s daily brief.

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