Records set at socially distanced hot dog contest

Coney Island in the US has hosted a special socially-distanced version of an annual hot dog eating contest amid the coronavirus pandemic. New records were set in both the men’s and women’s categories at the climate-controlled indoor event in Brooklyn,…

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Russia probes new pollution at Arctic mining firm

Russian officials are investigating a mining company in the Arctic over the pumping of waste water from one of its processing plants into nearby countryside. Norilsk Nickel said it had suspended staff involved in the violation. The pumping has now…

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