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A coal mine fire in southern China's Guizhou province kills 16 people

Sep. 24, 2023 10:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine fire in southern China killed 16 people on Sunday, according to local authorities. The blaze broke out at the Shanjiaoshu coal mine in Panguan, a town in Guizhou province. An initial investigation suggested the people who died were trapped...

Fighting flares again in a breakaway region in the Caucasus Mountains

Sep. 19, 2023 18:31 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Azerbaijan’s forces rained artillery fire on Armenian positions in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, and local officials reported that scores of people — both civilians and troops — were killed and wounded in the fighting. Ethnic Armenian authorities in the...

A truck-bus collision in northern South Africa leaves 20 dead, most of them miners going to work

Sep. 18, 2023 06:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A head-on collision between a truck and a bus ferrying workers to a mine in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province left 20 people dead, authorities said Monday. Construction company Murray & Roberts Cementation said 17 of its workers, who were being...

Coal mine collapses in northern Turkey, killing 1 miner and injuring 3 others

Sep. 13, 2023 09:34 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A section of a coal mine collapsed in northern Turkey on Wednesday, leaving one miner dead and injuring three others, officials said. There were 280 workers inside the Armutcuk coal mine near the town of Eregli in northern Zonguldak province but only four...

An attack on a Chinese mining convoy carrying gold in Congo leaves 4 dead, authorities say

Sep. 02, 2023 14:08 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An attack on a Chinese mining convoy transporting gold in northeast Congo killed four people, including two Chinese nationals, authorities said Friday. Sammy Badibanga Kalonji, administrator of the Fizi territory where the attack took place, said a Congolese...

11 killed in explosion at coal mine in northern China

Aug. 22, 2023 07:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say 11 people have been killed in a coal mine explosion in northern China, in a reminder of the country's continued dependence on the energy source. The blast occurred late Monday on the outskirts of the historic city of Yan’an in mountainous Shaanxi...

10 damaged homes remain uninhabitable, a week after Pennsylvania explosion that killed 6

Aug. 21, 2023 11:20 AM EDT

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Three houses at the center of a recent explosion near Pittsburgh that killed six people will need to be torn down and 10 others are not currently inhabitable, county officials said over the weekend. The Aug. 12 blast in Plum leveled one home and engulfed two...

Underground mines are unlikely to blame for a deadly house explosion in Pennsylvania, state says

Aug. 18, 2023 16:04 PM EDT

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — It is unlikely that natural gas seeped from an abandoned underground mine and caused a house explosion in western Pennsylvania last weekend that killed six people, state officials said Friday. The state Department of Environmental Protection said its inspectors...

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine leaves more than 30 people missing, rescue official says

Aug. 14, 2023 00:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar left more than 30 people missing, and a search and rescue operation was underway on Monday, a rescue official said. The incident occurred in Hpakant, a remote mountainous town in Kachin state about 950 kilometers (600...

Robbie Robertson, The Band's Canada-born lead guitarist and songwriter who mined and helped remake Americana, dies at 80

Aug. 09, 2023 16:43 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robbie Robertson, The Band's Canada-born lead guitarist and songwriter who mined and helped remake Americana, dies at 80.