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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Consortium may take dredging waste to onshore site, instead of marine heritage site Mining firm may shelve Barrier Reef dump plan An India-backed mining consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said ...

  2. Business - Commodities - MINING

    New Afghan mining law lacks transparency, say experts

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... law does not deal with the fundamental issues of transparency, community monitoring of mining, social and environmental impact, and compensation for land use. It also lacks provision for fair ... lode Afghanistan has a new mining law that aims to tap the potentially lucrative sector to fund the country's post-war development but which critics say falls short of international ...

  3. Push to mine heritage of Ma On Shan landscape

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Miners who toiled on the slopes of Ma On Shan in decades past left behind a landscape of broken stones, disused mine sites and decaying churches and schools- with the potential to become a mining heritage park, a visiting group of experts said. The visitors, mainland geology experts and local architects, found the architecture, landscape and story of the industry itself ...

  4. Danger lurks underfoot

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... were injured while tampering with UXO. Cambodian mine clearers are paid just US$160 a month. If they suffer a crippling injury, they will be given a one-off payment of US$3,000, which ... centimetres from unexploded mines and UXO which had been located the same day. The students watched from a distance as a cluster of UXO was destroyed using dynamite. 'I'm amazed how ...

  5. News - World - COURTS

    Jail for Briton who sold fake bomb detectors to Iraq

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London 10-year sentence for businessman blamed for deaths of Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad blasts Jail for Briton who sold fake bomb detectors A fraudster who sold more than £55 million (HK$664 million) worth of fake bomb detectors to ...

  6. Business - Commodities - MINING

    China-fuelled mining boom a double edged sword for Queensland

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Glen Norris

    ... among farmers and land owners, concerned about damage to agricultural land and contamination of water supplies. Of particular concern is coal seam gas mining, which has the potential to release ... a 10-day blockade from landholders when the company attempted to move drilling equipment into picturesque farming land south of Brisbane. Last month, a similar blockade of a coal mining venture ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Australia budget blues in land of mining boom

    Posted May 13th 2013, 11:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney As China’s economy slows and Australia begins its painful transition away from a decade-long mining boom, Treasurer Wayne Swan will have little to offer ... of fatigue. The central bank last Tuesday slashed interest rates to a record low 2.75 per cent to stimulate activity. The China-driven mining industry, long its major asset and economic engine, ...

  8. News - China - AVIATION

    Air China flight makes emergency landing in London after landing gear failure

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:45am by Alex Millson, Chris Luo

    ... Alex Millson and Chris Luo An Air China flight from London to Beijing was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing after landing gear became jammed shortly after take-off. Flight ... The flight had taken off as scheduled at 1.30pm and landed almost two hours later. The alert sparked the closure of one of Gatwick Airport’s runways for 20 minutes, an airport spokesman told ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activists in Myanmar kidnap Chinese miners Two Chinese men working at a controversial China-backed copper mine in Myanmar have been kidnapped by activists and monks, who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said. The firm, Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, in northwestern Myanmar, said activists were ...

  10. News - China - WAR GAMES

    Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in ‘China attack’ war games

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:54pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiayi county Taiwan puts air defences to test Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early-warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway ... and cruise missiles by the Chinese communists," Major General Hung Kuang-min said. Three jet fighters, an F-16, a Mirage 2000-5 and a home-made Indigenous Defence Fighter, practised landing ...




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