Vladimir Putin says Russia's doping ban is "of course unfair". The NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers were in a truck believed to have been travelling in convoy near the town of Buxton late on Thursday when it hit a tree and rolled off the road. The driver and front passenger died at the scene, police said, while three other firefighters were injured. The fatal accident occurred at the end of an exhausting day for firefighters in which it's feared some 40 homes could have been lost in Buxton, Balmoral, Bargo and surrounds, as the Green Wattle Creek blaze tore through the Wollondilly Shire on Thursday. Russia's Olympic team being banned on doping charges is "of course unfair," President Vladimir Putin has told a nationally televised press conference.
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