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abc.net.au   11 August 2017   Australia   Queensland  
<p>Four Queensland underground coal mines risk closure after allegedly failing to meet their dust-monitoring obligations, Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has told State Parliament.<br /><br />The mines are Glencore's Oaky North and Oaky No.1 at Tieri, and Anglo's ...
Filed under: Mining News
abc.net.au   12 February 2017   Philippines   Asia  
<p>At least eight people were killed and more than 120 injured when a powerful earthquake struck in the southern Philippines, officials say, damaging buildings and an airport and knocking out power.</p> <p>The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
abc.net.au   22 November 2015   Myanmar   Hpakant  
<p>At least 90 people have been killed in a huge landslide while searching for precious jade in a remote mining area of northern Myanmar, officials say. "We found 79 dead bodies on November 21 (and) 11 today so the total so far is 90," said Nilar Myint, an ...
abc.net.au   15 June 2015   Australia   Brisbane  
<p>Recommendations from a geotechnical report requested by Brisbane City Council (BCC) on a recent rockfall on Brisbane's northside could see the area closed to the public for five months.</p> <p>More than 90 tonnes of rock from the Lutwyche quarry fell into ...