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Crowd Rallies Near Site of South African Mine Shooting

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A large group of protesters has peacefully rallied near the site of the South African mine where 34 people were killed Thursday when police opened fire on striking workers. Demonstrators sang and shouted chants on Saturday as speakers addressed the crowd in Marikana township, northwest of Johannesburg. Authorities continue to investigate Thursday’s shooting, which also […]

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Crowd Gathers Near Site of South African Mine Shooting

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A large crowd has gathered near the site of a South African mine where 34 people were killed Thursday after police opened fire on striking miners. Some of those who gathered Saturday near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg, sat and wrapped themselves in blankets to protect themselves against the chilly weather. Authorities […]

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South African President Orders Probe into Mine Shootings

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered an official inquiry into the police killing of 34 striking miners, the deadliest security operation in the country since the end of apartheid. Mr. Zuma said he was “shocked and dismayed” at what he called “senseless violence.” The president cut short a visit to a regional summit in […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack Thursday by strikers armed with “dangerous weapons.” The mining company also said after the […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack by strikers armed with “dangerous weapons” Thursday. The mining company also said after the […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack by the strikers Thursday. The mining company said after the incident that some of […]

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Police Kill 30 at South Africa Mine

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s police ministry says at least 30 people were killed Thursday, when officers opened fire on striking workers at a platinum mine. A ministry official said Friday that police opened fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine, about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. Around 3,000 people have walked off the job in […]

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South Africa Police Fire on Striking Miners, Deaths Reported

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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South African police fired on striking workers at a platinum mine on Thursday, wounding and killing an unspecified number of people. Police fired water cannons and tear gas on the crowd before opening fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine. It is located about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. A spokesman with the […]

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Striking Workers Reach Deal at Indonesia Mine

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Striking workers at a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia say they have reached a deal on a pay raise that would bring an end to a three-month labor dispute. A union spokesman said Wednesday that workers at Freeport McMoran’s Grasberg mine in the remote eastern province of Papua have agreed to a […]

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12 trapped in Collapsed Mine in China

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A coal mine collapsed Friday in northern China, trapping at least 12 workers in the latest accident in the industry. Chinese official news agency Xinhua reported that the mine is in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, but did not give other information. Coal mine accidents are common in China, where work safety standards are lax […]

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