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This is one town where you'd always listen to your mum when she told you to “bring a jumper”. It's called Oymyakon, and it's considered the coldest permanently inhabited places on earth. Located in the Yakutia region in Russia, this village with a population of roughly 500 people goes way beyond the “oi, ...
... brittle cold of Yakutsk in eastern Siberia, I could hardly believe that humans could survive, let alone thrive in such harsh conditions," says Adam Mynott, a reporter who ventured to the relentlessly cold city on assignment for the BBC. "The coldest temperature I experienced in my few days in Siberia was -53 ...

Mynott, who took up his new role last week, will work with Huawei's media team to promote the company's reputation worldwide. Previously, Mynott was director of media relations at G4S, where he worked for three years, and before that he was a foreign correspondent for the BBC for more than a decade.
... World: Hot and Cold. In Siberia, the winter temperature can drop to -60C, making it one of the coldest places to live in the world. The BBC's Adam Mynott visited the district of Oymyakon district to see how people cope with everyday life under such extraordinary conditions and why they continue to live there. 01 Dec 2010.
For the first theme, Hot and Cold, BBC News visited the Russian village of Oymyakon in Siberia, officially the coldest inhabited place on Earth. ... Adam Mynott looks at some of the challenges faced by those living there - and finds out what happens to a cup of hot water when thrown in the air at -40C.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a charity with links to a group blamed for the Mumbai attacks has been providing flood relief, one of its leaders told the BBC. ... The BBC's Adam Mynott says the concern is that while the Pakistan government is being widely condemned for failing flood victims, Falah-e-Insaniat has ...
Most Afghans are increasingly optimistic about the state of their country, a poll commissioned by the BBC, ABC News and Germany's ARD shows. Of more than 1,500 Afghans questioned, 70% said they believed Afghanistan was going in the right direction - a big jump from 40% a year ago. Of those ...

After years of preparing for his trial, Liberia's former president, Charles Taylor, has stood up in court to give evidence at his war crimes trial. Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor. Charles Taylor has listened for two years to the prosecution case. This is the first time he has spoken in public since he was ...
Oscar Kamau Kingara and John Paul Oulu were shot at close range while their car was standing in traffic during Nairobi's rush hour last night. The men were killed in State House Road just yards from the heavily guarded residence of Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki. Two men riddled the vehicle with ...
The election victory of Mohamed Nasheed, a former political prisoner, as president of the Maldives in the country's first democratic presidential election is a watershed. The BBC's Adam Mynott - who has visited the country many times - has this assessment.
Attempts are continuing in Kenya to solve the crisis which erupted after last week's disputed election. Hundreds of people have been killed in the largely inter-tribal violence which followed. Protesters in Nairobi. Political tensions have brought ethnic divisions to the surface. Kangemi is an ugly slum on the ...
As an international conference in Nairobi considers the progress towards implementing a land mines treaty agreed five years ago, the BBC's Adam Mynott assesses the legacy of mines in war-ravaged Angola.


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