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Safety Official Says China Coal Mine Deaths Down

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s top coal mine safety official says there were fewer fatalities in the country’s coal mines this year compared to the same time last year. The official Xinhua news agency quoted coal mine safety chief Zhao Tiechui Saturday as saying that the number of workers who were killed in coal mines in the first nine […]

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UN Considers Stepping Up Land Mine Clearance in South Sudan

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says it may step up efforts to clear land mines from South Sudan following a mine explosion this week that killed 20 people. The U.N. says 18 civilians and two soldiers were killed on Sunday when the bus in which they were travelling struck an anti-tank mine recently laid by rebels in […]

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South African Gold Miners Sue Britain’s Anglo American

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South African gold miners suffering from lung disease are suing British mining giant Anglo American, in a case their lawyers say could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Lawyers representing 450 South African miners filed the lawsuit in Britain’s High Court on Wednesday. The law firm Leigh Day & Company says its clients contracted […]

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