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Rally in Belgrade demands end to alarming air pollution

Nov. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled...

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

Nov. 27, 2021 11:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths. Russian authorities reported 51 deaths after a...

Russia names 51 people presumed dead in coal mine accident

Nov. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday released the names of 51 people presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion in a coal mine in Siberia, believed to be the deadliest since 2010. The list with names of 46 miners and five rescuers was published online...

Ludlow Massacre site work reveals symbols lost for a century

Nov. 26, 2021 10:11 AM EST

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Ludlow Massacre more than a century ago was one of the most violent events in U.S. labor history and a wake-up call for the nation about brutal and often deadly coal mine work. Recent preservation efforts at the site about...

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Nov. 25, 2021 16:15 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14...

Russian news reports raise death toll to 52 from Siberia coal mine fire

Nov. 25, 2021 15:19 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports raise death toll to 52 from Siberia coal mine fire.

Russian authorities say fire at coal mine in Siberia kills 9, injures 44 with dozens of others still trapped

Nov. 25, 2021 04:06 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say fire at coal mine in Siberia kills 9, injures 44 with dozens of others still trapped.

Official: Gunmen shoot dead 3 coal miners in SW Pakistan

Nov. 21, 2021 11:17 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed three workers at a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan, officials said on Sunday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Suhail Anwar Hashmi, the top administrator in Harnai district in Baluchistan...

4 ex-coal mine officials cleared in Kentucky fraud trial

Nov. 17, 2021 17:42 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury has cleared four former coal company officials who were accused of skirting dust rules in two underground Kentucky mines. The jury in U.S. District Court in Louisville deliberated Wednesday for about two hours before returning not...

A decade after New Zealand mine explosion, bodies are found

Nov. 16, 2021 23:45 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — More than a decade after a methane explosion killed 29 workers at a New Zealand coal mine, police said Wednesday they have finally found at least two of the bodies thanks to new camera images. But authorities say the main part of the Pike...