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Alaska mine could be blocked to save salmon fisheries

US environmental authorities made a rare move Friday to block a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska before it even gets under way, in a bid to protect wild salmon.

Alaska mine could be blocked to save salmon fisheries
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town

Young, elderly and pregnant residents of a Australian town cloaked in smoke from a coal mine ablaze for three weeks were Friday urged to leave over mounting air quality concerns.

Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town
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Sleep syndrome update: two more cases

Two more people have been hospitalized at Kalachi village with sleep syndrome symptoms.

Sleep syndrome update: two more cases
Joseph Mathunjwa (R), president of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). ©Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
South Africa braces for mass platinum strike

Tens of thousands of workers at the world's three top platinum producers were set to down tools Thursday in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact in Africa's largest economy.

South Africa braces for mass platinum strike
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China coal mine accidents kill 1,049 in 2013: govt

Accidents in Chinese coal mines killed 1,049 people last year, down 24 percent from 2012, authorities said, reflecting both risks and improvements in the country's thriving and often under-regulated sector.

China coal mine accidents kill 1,049 in 2013: govt
Antonio Banderas. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Chilean miracle miners back in spotlight -- on film

At the bottom of a dank salt mine in Colombia, a 200-strong film crew featuring Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is reconstructing the incredible tale of 33 miners buried alive for 69 days in Chile in 2010.

Chilean miracle miners back in spotlight -- on film
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo

Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and India.

Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo
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Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn

Resources giant Rio Tinto announced the US$1.02 billion sale of its stake in Australia's Clermont thermal coal mine Monday as it seeks to shore up its ailing bottom line.

Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn
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Disabled former miner uses Molotov cocktail against ArcelorMittal in Karaganda

One of the disabled walked to the second floor of the building and cast a bottle of Molotov cocktail in the corridor soaking the carpet of the floor with the kerosene from the bottle. After that he put a match to it and started a fire.

Disabled former miner uses Molotov cocktail against ArcelorMittal in Karaganda
Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans
Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans

Thousands of people marched against a Canadian company's plans to open Europe's largest gold mine at Rosia Montana, in what has become one of the longest-running protests in post-communist Romania.

Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans
Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project
Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets on Sunday in a fourth week of protests against a Canadian company's plan to open Europe's largest gold mine in a picturesque Transylvanian village.

Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project
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Constructers find anti-tank mines in Temirtau

75 TM-57 military anti-tank mines have been discovered during construction of a hydraulic power station in Temirtau city.

Constructers find anti-tank mines in Temirtau
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Kazakhstan to buy two mine 'hunters' from Russia

Kazakhstan mulls buying two 10750E harbor minesweepers from Russia to use them at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan to buy two mine 'hunters' from Russia
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Central African gold mine collapse toll rises to 52

The number of people killed when a gold mine in the Central African Republic collapsed at the weekend rose to 52.

Central African gold mine collapse toll rises to 52
Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes
Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes

Parts of Kyrgyzstan were under curfew Saturday after clashes between security forces and protesters who want a Canadian-owned gold mine nationalised led the president to declare a state of emergency.

Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes
All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesia mine tunnel
All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesia mine tunnel

Rescuers have recovered seven more bodies from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, taking the accident's final toll to 28.

All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesia mine tunnel
Ladies swoon as Prince Harry begins US tour
Ladies swoon as Prince Harry begins US tour

Britain's Prince Harry broke hearts in Washington's corridors of power Thursday, showing more interest in landmines than in the excited fans who greeted him at the start of a week-long US visit.

Ladies swoon as Prince Harry begins US tour
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Kyrgyzstan searching for funds to protect itself from Kazakhstan company's $400 million claim

Kazakhstan company Visor Holding filed a $400 million claim against Kyrgyzstan government to the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Kyrgyzstan searching for funds to protect itself from Kazakhstan company's $400 million claim
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Iran opens new uranium production facility: TV

Iran, under global sanctions for its nuclear enrichment programme, on Tuesday launched a new uranium production facility and began operations in two extraction mines.

Iran opens new uranium production facility: TV
Afghan de-mining threatened by international pullout
Afghan de-mining threatened by international pullout

Since Haji Abdul Samad lost his leg in a minefield more than 20 years ago, he has unearthed at least 1,000 explosives and become one of Afghanistan's most experienced de-miners.

Afghan de-mining threatened by international pullout