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Death toll rises to 23 in Chongqing mining accident

December 08, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • Twenty-three miners have been confirmed dead after an accident at a coal mine in southern China, state media reported, with only one person rescued.

5 workers trapped in coal mine in China's Shanxi province

November 11, 2020 4:40 PM

Rescue efforts are under way at the scene in Shuozhou city.

Covid-19 pandemic panners: Indonesians hunt for gold in desperate times

September 23, 2020 12:06 PM

TIMIKA, INDONESIA (AFP) - With the coronavirus devastating jobs across the country, desperate Indonesians are flocking to illegal gold mines as the soaring price of the precious metal overrides the risk to their lives and the environment.

10 must-reads for today

July 03, 2020 5:00 AM

The battered bodies of more than 120 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar yesterday. This is one of the worst accidents to hit the treacherous industry. The disaster struck after heavy rainfall pounded the open-cast mines.

More than 120 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

July 03, 2020 5:00 AM

HPAKANT (Myanmar) • The battered bodies of more than 120 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar yesterday. This is one of the worst accidents to hit the treacherous industry.

Regulation the key to unlocking Malaysia's rare earth potential: Minister

July 11, 2019 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia could attract investments of up to RM100 billion (S$33 billion) in the rare earth sector over the next 10 years, once the government makes clear how it intends to regulate the industry.

Malaysia can draw up to S$33b in rare earths investment over next 10 years: Minister

July 10, 2019 4:08 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia could attract investments of up to RM100 billion (S$33 billion) in the rare earths sector over the next 10 years, once the government makes clear how it intends to regulate the industry.

Aussie rare earth miners pushing development deals

June 15, 2019 5:00 AM

MELBOURNE • Rare earth developers in Australia say they are edging closer to signing deals with new customers that would drive forward their projects amid mounting global supply concerns over the minerals that are crucial to high-tech industries.

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