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Tears and accusations as Ukraine buries mine blast victims

Donetsk - Emotions ran high as mourners in east Ukraine on Friday laid to rest some of the 33 miners killed in an apparent gas blast at a notoriously dangerous coal mine in rebel-led Donetsk.

Over 30 feared dead in east Ukraine mine blast

Donetsk - At least 17 miners were killed and 16 more were missing and feared dead in eastern Ukraine after a blast on Wednesday at an accident-prone coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Four killed in Bosnian mine waste slide

Sarajevo - Four people illegally extracting coal from an opencast mine in Bosnia have been killed in a slag heap slide, authorities said Sunday.

All South African miners rescued after fire

Johanesburg - All the 486 miners who were trapped underground at a gold mine in South Africa on Sunday have been brought to the surface, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said."All the miners are out," Charmane Russell told AFP.

Shelling briefly traps 500 miners in east Ukraine

Donetsk - Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine's war-torn east were briefly trapped underground on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit an electricity substation.

30,000 diamonds found in rock in Russian mine

Workers at Russia’s Udachnaya diamond mine have found a golf-ball sized stone containing over 30,000 tiny little diamonds.

Policemen, security guard found dead in Papua

Two police officers as well as a security guard who was employed by a US-owned mine in the Indonesian province of Papua have been found dead, according to media reports.

Hundreds protest against China-backed mine in Myanmar

Yangon - Around 500 people including dozens of Buddhist monks protested near the Chinese consulate in Myanmar's central city of Mandalay on Saturday demanding the closure of a flashpoint copper mine.

Ebola lockdown in eastern Sierra Leone mining district

Freetown - Sierra Leone authorities imposed a two-week lockdown on the eastern diamond mining district of Kono Wednesday after eight cases of Ebola were confirmed in one day.

China coal mine explosion kills 11: Xinhua

Bejing - Eleven people died Thursday in a coal mine explosion in China, state media reported, in the second deadly accident in two days in the country's notoriously dangerous mining industry.

Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua

Bejing - A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

Turkey prosecutors seek life jail for eight over mining disaster

Istanbul - Prosecutors have demanded life imprisonment for eight executives of a coal mine company in Turkey operating a facility where 301 workers were killed in May in the country's worst mining accident, media reported on Wednesday.

Recovery hampered as Colombia mine flood kills 12

- It could take three days to recover the bodies of 12 miners trapped in a Colombian coal shaft, authorities said Friday after ruling out any hope the men survived.

'Hope waning' for trapped Turkish miners

Istanbul - Hopes are fading of saving 18 miners trapped by a flood in a mine in southern Turkey, the energy minister acknowledged Thursday, blaming negligence for the country's latest mining tragedy."Time is ticking by.

Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

Istanbul - Hopes were fading Wednesday of finding alive any of 18 Turkish coal miners trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, as rescue workers made last-ditch efforts to find survivors.

Flood traps 18 in Turkey coal mine

Istanbul - Emergency workers were battling on Tuesday to save 18 Turkish miners trapped deep underground after a coal mine collapsed, letting in a deluge of water.

New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine

- Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways.

Bosnia coal mine cave-in claims five lives

Zenica - Five Bosnian coal miners died after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and tunnel collapse, trapping dozens of men underground for 20 hours, an official said Friday."This accident is a big tragedy for the whole of Bosnia-Hercegovina.

S.African mineworkers remember 2012 Marikana killings

Tornado - Thousands of South African platinum mineworkers gathered on Saturday at Marikana to commemorate the second anniversary of the killing of 34 of their colleagues by police during a strike.

Mutiny in Brisbane Parliament: Bill tabled by ordinary people

Brisbane - August 15, a group of everyday Queenslanders surged into the desolate Upper House Chamber of the Queensland State Parliament and tabled a new Bill.

S. African protesters halt probe into Marikana killings

Pretoria - Heckling protesters on Monday disrupted an inquiry into the shooting dead of 34 striking miners by South African police, forcing the country's deputy president to briefly halt his testimony.Demonstrators chanted "Blood on his hands!

Mining CEO says he would drink contaminated Mt. Polley water

Likely - President of Imperial Metals Brian Kynoch apologized for his company contaminating water around the Mt. Polley Mine. He also says that the water tailing off is "good" and "very close to drinking water quality." So good that he would drink it.

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

La Paz - Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

Rescuers pause search for trapped Honduran miners

Tegucigalpa - Rescuers paused the search for eight miners trapped in a collapsed gold mine in southern Honduras, as hopes of finding the men alive faded.

Nine killed in Ukraine mine blast

Kiev - Nine miners were killed after a gas explosion ripped through an underground coal mine in eastern Ukraine, authorities said on Friday.

S.Africa workers look set to back wage deal, says union source

Kroondal - Workers at the world's top platinum producers on Thursday looked set to back a deal brokered between union leaders and miners to end the longest mining strike in South Africa's history.

Lesotho’s giant diamonds and new partnerships

Governmental agreements on reducing royalty shares in Lesotho will make a new partership between the diamond mines in the Maluti Mountains and Firestone of Britain.

Twenty-two dead in southwest China coal mine accident

Chongqing - Twenty-two people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing on Tuesday, state media reported. The accident at the Yanshitai coal mine in Chongqing municipality's Wansheng district occurred at around 5.

BHP boosts iron ore output and lifts production guidance

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton raised its fiscal year iron ore production outlook for a second time this year on Wednesday after seeing a better-than-expected jump in output for January-March.

Twenty-two dead in southwest China coal mine accident

Chongqing - Twenty-two people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing on Tuesday, state media reported. The accident at the Yanshitai coal mine in Chongqing municipality's Wansheng district occurred at around 5.
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