Numerous miners trapped underground worldwide in recent years Twenty-eight gold miners in New Zealand were rescued after a fire broke out. It took seven hours. Rescue in New Zealand mine fireWorkers trapped underground in a New Zealand gold mine have been rescued, seven hours after a truck engine caught fire. 09/25/2012 - 10:56 am | View Link
Trapped New Zealand miners rescued Twenty-eight miners have been rescued from New Zealand's Trio gold mine in the North Island town of Waihi after a fire trapped them underground for more than five hours. The miners were forced to take shelter in three underground refuge chambers after a ... 07/17/2012 - 5:42 am | View Link
All 28 miners rescued from New Zealand gold mine after fire; some were trapped for 7 hours WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Twenty-eight miners were rescued from a New Zealand gold mine Tuesday after a fire trapped the men underground for up to seven hours. A truck engine caught fire early Tuesday at the Trio mine in the North Island town of Waihi. 07/16/2012 - 11:13 pm | View Link
All 28 miners trapped by fire under gold mine evacuated in New Zealand WELLINGTON, July 17 (Xinhua) -- All 28 miners who were trapped by fire under gold mine near New Zealand North Island town of Waihi where a truck fire was reported on Tuesday morning have now been evacuated by mines rescue personnel. A spokesperson from the ... 07/16/2012 - 2:17 pm | View Link
All 28 miners trapped in New Zealand gold mine now free Twenty-eight miners were rescued from a New Zealand gold mine Tuesday after a fire trapped the men underground for up to seven hours. A truck engine caught fire early Tuesday at the Trio mine in the North Island town of Waihi. Mine officials said the ... 07/16/2012 - 1:57 pm | View Link
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Truck fire traps NZ gold miners in Waihi ALL 28 miners who were trapped underground at a New Zealand gold mine after a fire broke out have been rescued. 07/17/2012 - 8:38 am | View Website
28 New Zealand gold miners rescued after fire 28 New Zealand gold miners rescued after fire All 28 miners rescued from New Zealand gold mine after fire; some were trapped for 7 hours 07/17/2012 - 6:14 am | View Website
Fire Traps 15 at New Zealand Gold Mine in Waihi Fifteen New Zealand miners remain trapped in three refuge areas underground at a Newmont Waihi gold mine on Tuesday. The 15 are part of a group of 28 miners deployed ... 07/17/2012 - 5:53 am | View Website
Rescued: 28 trapped miners from New Zealand gold mine ... Rescued: 28 trapped miners from New Zealand gold mine A fire that trapped 28 miners underground in New Zealand on Tuesday stirred chilling memories of the ... 07/17/2012 - 2:40 am | View Website
Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group.
The message, read in English by a voice the Japanese government said was likely that of hostage Kenji Goto, was released online late Wednesday after Jordan offered to hand over the al-Qaida-linked would-be suicide bomber to the Islamic State group in exchange for Jordanian air force pilot Mu'as al-Kasaseabeh.
Japan has scrambled to deal with the crisis that began last week with the release of a video by the Islamic State group showing Goto and another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, kneeling in orange jumpsuits between a masked man who threatened to kill them within 72 hours unless Japan paid a $200 million ransom.
Releasing the would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida would breach Jordan's usual hard-line approach to the extremists and set a precedent for negotiating with them.
"Public opinion in Jordan is putting huge pressure on the government to negotiate with the Islamic State group," said Marwan Shehadeh, a scholar with ties to ultra-conservative Islamic groups in Jordan.
Jordan reportedly is holding indirect talks with the militants through religious and tribal leaders in Iraq to secure the release of the hostages.
The Islamic State group broke with al-Qaida's central leadership in 2013 and has clashed with its Syrian branch, but it reveres the global terror network's former Iraqi affiliate, which battled U.