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11 miners confirmed dead in China mine blast
BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of miners missing in an underground gas explosion in central China have been found, bringing to 11 the total who died in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry, according to a local authority on Thursday.
Seven miners previously had been confirmed dead in the blast that happened Monday night in Hubei province. Five miners were able to escape immediately after the blast.
The propaganda department in Badong county where the mine was located said Thursday that the cause of the blast was still under investigation. It said all coal mines in the county of 500,000 should suspend production so they can be inspected.
It identified the miners as having come from other provinces in China.
Monday's blast was the third major mining incident in one week, causing more than 60 deaths.
Clinton reflects on loss, urges backers to 'stay engaged'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton reflected on her devastating defeat on Wednesday evening, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era.In remarks that were equal parts pep talk and funeral dirge, Clinton encouraged her backers to "never, ever give up.""I know this isn't easy. I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was," Clinton said at the annual… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Why Trump rollback of Obama climate policies could be a long slog
With a flourish of his pen Tuesday, President Trump promised a full-scale assault on the Obama administration’s signature climate-change initiative.But changing America’s course on the issue isn’t likely to be that simple.Mr. Trump's executive order starts the process of scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which calls on states to reduce electric-utility emissions that scientists say are changing Earth’s climate. Instead, Trump wants to go all-in on expanding US energy jobs, notably in coal… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
One more dead in mass poisoning case in Lai Chau
One more victim in the mass poisoning case in District Phong Tho of the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau was reported dead, said health authority in the province yesterday. Relatives of the victim discovered the corpse when they came back from the paddy field. Though health authority has advised him to go to the local infirmary for treatment before, he refused. Accordingly, as of February 16, eight people were killed and 27 others were hospitalized in the poisoning case which is… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump transition balks at call for nominees' tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats' calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a "PR stunt" and defending the Republican's picks as selfless, patriotic Americans.Trump refused to release his own tax returns, breaking with recent major party presidential candidates, and his team is arguing that it's unnecessary for his nominees, some of whom are the wealthiest Americans in the country.In a memo for… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Chinese state media name Xi 'commander in chief'
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) speaks with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China April 19, 2016. Photo by REUTERS/Parker Song/Pool Chinese state media unveiled a new title for President Xi Jinping calling him "commander in chief" of the country's new joint forces battle command centre, as he seeks to consolidate power over the military. State-run Xinhua news agency and state broadcaster CCTV both carried… chat_bubble_outline Read More...