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20 miners rescued, five still missing in Nicaragua collapse

A rescued miner is accompanied by emergency responders as he leaves on his own feet the entrance to the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. At least 20 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Rescuers in Nicaragua on Friday rescued alive 20 miners who had been trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine, but five more workers were still missing.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners

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A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Camsur governor stripped of power over police

Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has removed the authority of Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte over the local police in his province for actions “inimical to national security.”

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Miners turn forest protectors


All their lives, they were small-scale miners until last year, when they were turned into forest guards of the Mt. Magdiwata watershed in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Code of silence hampers search for missing miners


By his mother’s account, Alfred Cobol was a stubborn man.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »