Precious metals industry

May 03, 2018 - 9:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for gold miners in South Africa who got lung diseases while working underground over many decades have reached a compensation agreement in their class action lawsuit against mining companies. The Legal Resources Centre, a South African group, said Thursday that the deal...
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This photo made available by Interpol Monday April 30, 2018 shows an Interpol officer writing documents during a raid in night clubs in Georgetown, Guyana, on April 7, 2018. A 13-country police operation freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and arrested 22 people across the Caribbean and South America. International police agency Interpol said Monday those rescued included children and adults working in night clubs, farms, gold mines, factories and open-air markets. (Nicola Vigilanti/Interpol via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 10:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A police operation across the Caribbean and South America has freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and led to the arrests of 22 people. Those rescued included children and adults working in nightclubs, gold mines, factories, open-air markets and on farms,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, Barrick Gold chairman Peter Munk looks on at a news conference to announce his retirement in Toronto. Munk died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He was 90. His daughter Nina Munk said her father passed away at his Toronto home of natural causes. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 28, 2018 - 5:20 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Peter Munk, a Canadian immigrant who founded Barrick Gold and turned it into the world's largest gold producer, died Wednesday. He was 90. His daughter Nina Munk said her father passed away at his Toronto home of natural causes. Munk founded Barrick in 1983 and built it into the...
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This image made from video provided Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, show the damaged building following Monday's earthquake in Mendi, Papua New Guinea. A powerful earthquake two days ago killed more than a dozen of people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region, the local governor said Wednesday. (Australia Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 4:14 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake this week killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region, the local governor said Wednesday. His comments were the first confirmation of deaths from a high-...
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Map locates magnitude-7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
February 26, 2018 - 3:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea on Monday, and the government sent officers to the region to assess unverified reports of fatalities and check the extent of the damage. Officials said that as of Monday...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, rescue workers prepare to rescue more than 900 miners from the Sibanye-Stillwater's Beatrix mine near Welkom, South Africa. The miners were brought to the surface Friday Feb. 2 2018 after a power failure, caused by a severe storm Wednesday had prevented lifts from bringing the night shift to the surface. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2018 - 5:13 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 900 miners who were trapped in a South African gold mine for more than 24 hours after a power outage have been safely evacuated. The Sibanye-Stillwater company, which manages the Beatrix mine in Free State province, said Friday that the miners will have medical tests...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster...
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Ashaninka David Barbosa addresses a meeting by Amazonian indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, one day before Pope Francis arrives to Peru's Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 19, 2018 - 12:08 am
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. Francis is...
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Flower petals surround an image of Pope Francis that reads in Spanish "Welcome to Peru Pope Francis," placed by Shamans performing a welcome ritual for the pontiff one day before he arrives to Peru, on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Peru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon. Three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, demonstrators sustain afloat the Mapuche nation's flag during a protest against the arrests of several Mapuches, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis will meet with indigenous groups during his Chile, Peru visit beginning Jan. 15, 2018. The Chilean stop is more delicate as the visit comes as some radical Mapuche groups have been staging violent protests, occupying and burning farms, churches and lumber trucks to demand the return of their land. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
January 13, 2018 - 2:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. On the...
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