A Chinese helicopter airlifting passengers
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Antarctic researchers rescued from ice-bound ship

Scientific researchers who had been stranded on board an ice-bound vessel in the Antarctic have been airlifted to safety.

A helicopter from a Chinese ship ferried scientists and tourists from the Akademik Shokalskiy to a nearby Australian ice-breaker.

The Shokalskiy has been trapped since Christmas Eve. Its 22 crew remain on board.

The BBC's Andrew Luck-Baker reports.

  • 02 Jan 2014
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