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Scene of South African Mine Shooting May Have Been Altered, Inquiry Is Told

South African Mine Shooting

Evidence presented to a panel investigating the police shooting of striking platinum miners in Marikana in August strongly suggests that weapons were placed next to the bodies of dead miners, lawyers representing victims’ families said.


S. Africa cops raid miners' hostels to seize arms

South African police on Saturday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse miners rallying in Marikana after raids on their hostels to seize arms, witnesses said.


South Africa police fire teargas as mine unrest spreads

South African Mining Strike

South African police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse striking miners at a gold mine near Johannesburg on Monday, the latest outbreak in a wave of labor militancy spreading from platinum mining into other parts of the sector.


S. Africa rocked by anger over mine shootings

The withdrawal of murder charges against 270 South African miners for the killings of 34 co-workers by police followed intense public pressure - including a report that the victims were shot execution-style or crushed by police vehicles.


Unrest spreads in violence-hit South Africa mining belt

Labour unrest in South Africa's platinum belt spread on Wednesday, raising concerns that anger over low wages and poor living conditions could generate fresh violence after 34 striking miners were shot dead by police last week.


Mine "bloodbath" shocks post-apartheid South Africa

The police killing of 34 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with searching questions asked of its post-apartheid soul.


Over 60 miners dead in Congo shaft collapse: officials

At least 60 miners were killed when a shaft collapsed in a remote part of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where local armed groups complicated rescue efforts, officials said on Thursday.


Millionaires? Many of Chile’s ‘33’ remain unemployed a year after being trapped in copper mine

Millionaires? Many of Chile’s ‘33’ remain unemployed a year after being trapped in copper mine

One of the myths surrounding the 33 miners who were so dramatically rescued after being trapped for 69 days deep inside a Chilean copper mine is that they’re all millionaires and no longer need to work. The truth: nearly half the men have been unemployed since their mine collapsed one year ago Friday, and just one, the flamboyant Mario Sepulveda, has managed to live well off the fame. Most have signed up to give motivational speeches. Four, so far, have gone back underground to pound rock for a living.


Chilean miner: Movie discussions 'advanced'

Chilean miner: Movie discussions 'advanced'

Two of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for two months said Sunday that plans for a movie chronicling their ordeal are moving fast.


29 miners dead after 2nd blast at New Zealand mine

29 miners dead after 2nd blast at New Zealand mine

A massive explosion deep inside a New Zealand coal mine Wednesday erased hopes of rescuing 29 miners caught underground by a similar blast five days ago. The prime minister declared it a national tragedy....


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