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Norilsk: The city built by gulag prisoners where Russia guards its Arctic secrets

Norilsk: The city built by gulag prisoners where Russia guards its Arctic secrets

World
The drive from Norilsk airport to the city takes you past mile after mile of crumbling, Soviet-era factories.It looks like an endless, rusting scrapyard - a jumble of pipes, industrial junk and frost-bitten brickwork. If you were looking for an industrial apocalypse film setting, this would be your place - but you're unlikely to get the permissions. Norilsk was built in Stalin's times by gulag prisoners. This gritty industrial city is a testament to their endurance both of the cruelty of Stalin's regime and of the harsh polar climate. There were no thoughts then on how to build to protect the environment, just to survive it. Image: The drive into Norilsk is like travelling through an endless, rusting scrapyard. Pic: Anastasya Leonova ...
Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling helps earn his side a semi-final with Arsenal

Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling helps earn his side a semi-final with Arsenal

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Holders Manchester City will face Arsenal in a strong FA Cup semi-final line-up after showing class and patience to beat Newcastle at an eerily quiet St James' Park. Shorn of a fervent home support, Newcastle struggled in the first half against their opponents who are aiming to complete a cup treble after conceding the Premier League title to Liverpool this week. After wasting several good chances, City opened the scoring from the penalty spot when Kevin de Bruyne slotted past Karl Darlow following Fabian Schar's needless push on Gabriel Jes...
Nedum Onuoha: Former Man City defender says he does not feel safe in USA

Nedum Onuoha: Former Man City defender says he does not feel safe in USA

Sports
Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha says he does not feel "100% safe" in the USA.Onuoha plays for Utah-based Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer after spending six years at QPR."I am always very wary of how I behave and how it could be viewed by people who have power," Onuoha, 33, told BBC Radio 5 Live. "For me personally, overall I don't like to say it but I have a fear and distrust towards police."Widespread protests have taken place across 75 US cities since George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after being pinned down by a white police officer.Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd's neck, has been charged with his murder. He and three other police of...
Brendan Rodgers: Leicester City manager says he had coronavirus

Brendan Rodgers: Leicester City manager says he had coronavirus

Sports
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March.Rodgers is the second Premier League manager to confirm he has had Covid-19, with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta also testing positive in March. .The 47-year-old says he suffered with "breathlessness" before fully recovering from the virus. "I could hardly walk and it reminded me of walking up Mount Kilimanjaro," he told BBC Radio Leicester."We had a week off when we were supposed to play Watford [14 March] and then the week after that, I started to struggle."For three weeks I had no smell or taste. I had no strength, and a week after, my wife was the same. We were tested and both of us were...
Nearly 40% of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City died, study finds

Nearly 40% of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City died, study finds

Health
May 19 (UPI) -- The majority of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 require mechanical ventilation to help them breathe, according to a study published Tuesday by The Lancet. The findings also show that nearly 40 percent of those who are hospitalized and become critically ill from the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, ultimately die. The study describes the progression of the virus in 257 patients in New York City, epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. "Our study provides in-depth understanding of how COVID-19 may be affecting critically ill patients in U.S. hospitals," Dr. Max O'Donnell, senior author and a pulmonologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, said in a statement. "Of particular interest is the finding that over three q...