TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered five more bodies from a collapsed underground room at a giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia, bringing the confirmed death toll to 14, police said Monday. Fourteen other workers were still missing and feared dead. The Big Gossan underground training facility at the PT Freeport Indonesia mine...
TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers have pulled another body from a collapsed facility at a giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia, bringing the death toll to six. The Big Gossan underground training facility at the PT Freeport Indonesia mine collapsed Tuesday when 38 workers were undergoing safety training. Ten miners were rescued. PT...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has extended a landmark ban on clearing primary rainforests and peatlands for another two years, a move greeted by environmentalists with praise and skepticism. Presidential environment adviser Pungki Agus Purnomo said Thursday that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the decree to continue the 2011 moratorium, which barred new logging and...
Well-respected economist has a limited range of options, reports Asia Sentinel Muhammad Chatib Basri, the current head of Indonesia’s investment promotion agency and an ally of former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, is expected to take over the job she was pushed out of to go to the World Bank in 2010, Coordinating Minister for...
TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers have found four bodies and rescued 10 of the dozens trapped underground after a tunnel caved in at a giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, police said Wednesday. The search continued for around 27 other workers a day after the cave-in, Papua police spokesman Lt. Col. Gede...
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