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    Russian Researcher Stabs Colleague at Antarctic Station

    Sergey Savitsky has been charged with attempted murder after attacking a fellow researcher at the isolated Bellingshausen Station on Antarctica’s King George Island, 500 miles from Argentina. The altercation reportedly followed an emotional breakdown, potentially fueled by “tensions in a confined space” at the Russian base. Savitsky was detained while the stabbing victim was sent to a hospital in Chile. Around 30 nations have research teams living on the continent, with each country’s legal jurisdiction applied at its facilities, though some have proposed a unified criminal code for the area.

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