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Journey to the cold

Journey to the cold
December 6th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

By Becky Anderson, CNN, London

I last spoke to Sir Ranulph Fiennes in March last year.

Back then, he told me he had another expedition in the works but wouldn't reveal what it was other than to say it had never been done before and would be extremely cold.

Cold indeed. As it turns out, the British explorer will be attempting the coldest journey on Earth – crossing the Antarctic in Winter.

We are talking more than 3,200 kilometres mostly in the dark at temperatures that can plunge as low as -90 degrees Celsius  That's 90 times colder than it was when I woke up in London this morning and that was bitter enough!

So why does this 68-year old die-hard adventurer do it? Frankly, to beat the Norwegians.  FULL POST


Filed under:  Entertainment • General

BREAKING: Tanks near palace as deaths mount in Egypt protests

December 6th, 2012
10:56 AM ET

Cairo (CNN) - The fallout from President Mohamed Morsy's sweeping power grab in Egypt has spiraled into more deaths, another key defection and a scene that resembles a war zone.

Tanks and armored personnel carriers rolled into the area near the presidential palace Thursday, trying to bring some calm to the country's latest center of turmoil.

Piles of rubble and burned cars littered the streets. The front doors of nearby storefronts were smashed in.

Five people have been killed and 446 injured in deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Morsy demonstrators outside the palace, the Egyptian health ministry said Thursday. At least 35 police officers are among the injured, the state-run MENA news agency reported. FULL POST


Filed under:  Arab Spring • Breaking News • Egypt • Middle East

Egyptian media shut down in protest

December 6th, 2012
10:38 AM ET

Becky Anderson talks to one of the many Egyptian journalists going off air in protest of laws limiting their freedom.


Filed under:  Arab Spring • Egypt • General • Middle East

Valentino Garavani talks fashion

December 6th, 2012
10:37 AM ET

CNN's Atika Shubert interviews Valentino Garavani on his long history in the fashion industry.


Filed under:  Entertainment • Fashion
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