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Government officials are seen at the sight of an abandoned mine where artisanal miners are trapped underground in Bindura about 70 kilometres northeast of the capital Harare, Tuesday, Dec, 1, 2020.  Artisanal miners illegally digging for gold in a disused shaft blasted a support pillar resulting in them being trapped. A government rescue agency says 10 miners are still trapped under the rabble with hopes of finding survivors diminishing after rescuers retrieved one body on Monday according to a government spokesman.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Rescue efforts slowed a week after Zimbabwe mine collapse

Dec. 1, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — Rains and flooding have slowed rescue efforts at a Zimbabwean mine where a shaft collapsed last week, trapping at least 10 artisanal miners. Hopes of finding survivors are vanishing and relatives camped at the site on Tuesday expressed their desperation for decent burials of their...

Today in History

Nov. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2020. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a “Christmas Parade” — took place in New York. On this date: In 1701,...

Private security firm says mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia near Yemen border in Red Sea

Nov. 25, 2020 8:37 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Private security firm says mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia near Yemen border in Red Sea.

16 Albanians charged with murder over earthquake deaths

Nov. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors indicted 16 investors, construction experts and local officials Friday on murder and other charges resulting from fatal building collapses after an earthquake a year ago. Prosecutors in the city of Durres, one of the areas most-devastated by the 6.4-magnitude...

Fire in petrochemical factory in Iran kills 1, injures 4

Nov. 19, 2020 2:47 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fire in a petrochemical factory in southwestern Iran on Thursday led to the death of one worker and injured four others, Iranian state TV reported. The report said the worker died after jumping off a platform where the blaze erupted during the unloading of carbohydrate materials. It...

FILE- This April 20, 2007 file photo shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staff have approved the sale of the nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NYC-area nuclear plant sale for decommissioning is approved

Nov. 17, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff have approved the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. The...

7 killed in factory explosion southwest of Beijing

Nov. 13, 2020 12:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say seven people have been killed and one injured in a factory explosion southwest of Beijing. The expanded polyethylene plant in Hebei province’s Wuji county went up in flames around 6 p.m. Thursday. Expanded polyethylene is a type of foam used in packaging and other...

Tyler, Texas firefighters respond to a fire and explosion at the freezer buildings at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Inc., in Tyler, Texas, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The company in eastern Texas that sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season was forced to shut down after the fire and at least two explosions destroyed part of the facility. The company will halt production for the rest of 2020 after a mechanical failure that started a fire caused a freezer holding 87,000 turkeys to explode. (Zak Wellerman/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)

Texas Turkey facility shuts down production after explosion

Nov. 10, 2020 6:17 PM EST

TYLER, Texas (AP) — A company in eastern Texas that sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season was forced to shut down after a fire and at least two explosions destroyed part of the facility. Greenberg Smoked Turkey Inc. in Tyler, Texas, will halt production for the rest of 2020 after a...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, a view of Belarus's first nuclear plant, near Astravets, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Belarus' first nuclear power plant stopped generating electricity the day after it was formally opened by President Alexander Lukashenko and some of its equipment needs to be replaced. A Belarusian official told The Associated Press on Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020 that the Russian-built and financed Astravets plant stopped producing power on Sunday because some electrical equipment broke down. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File)

Belarus nuclear plant stops power output soon after opening

Nov. 10, 2020 12:01 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' first nuclear power plant stopped generating electricity the day after it was formally opened by President Alexander Lukashenko and some of its equipment needs to be replaced, a Belarusian official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Lukashenko inaugurated the Russian-built...

Oil spill cleanup continues along Delaware, Maryland coast

Nov. 8, 2020 3:11 PM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Crews are continuing a cleanup operation from an oil spill that affected a significant stretch of coastline in Delaware and Maryland. The response crews have cleared oily debris and tar balls from the southern side of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware to the Assateague Island State Park...