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World 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colombia coal blast kills 16 miners, 70 feared dead

AMAGA, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 70 Colombian miners were trapped and all were feared dead on Thursday after an explosion ripped through a coal mine in what could become one of the Andean country's worst mining disasters.

World 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colombia coal blast kills 18 miners, 70 feared dead

AMAGA, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 70 Colombian miners were feared dead on Thursday after they were trapped by an explosion that ripped through a coal mine in what could become one of the Andean country's worst mining disasters.

World 01 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Somali pirates set to gain from Asia coal boom

LONDON (Reuters) - Booming Asian demand for South African coal will put more ships at risk from Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean and raise insurance and freight costs already hiked due to seaborne attacks.

World 01 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Somali pirates set to gain from Asia coal boom

LONDON (Reuters) - Booming Asian demand for South African coal will put more ships at risk from Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean and raise insurance and freight costs already hiked due to seaborne attacks.

World 07 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Central China power threatened by cold, coal strains

BEIJING (Reuters) - Regions in central and southwest China face increasing power cuts, with some areas rationing electricity after demand jumped in freezing weather that also worsened coal shortfalls, the State Grid Corp of China (SGCC) said on Thursday.

World 06 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cold snap spurs power rationing in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cities across eastern and central China are rationing power for industry and urging residents to limit gas use after a wave of icy weather sent energy demand soaring while straining supplies of coal that were already tight.

World 16 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia coal mine explosion traps 30 - official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion at a coal mine in Indonesia's Sumatra island has killed one person and rescuers were trying to reach at least 30 miners feared trapped underground, an official said on Tuesday.

World 24 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ancient water source vital for Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An ancient underground water basin the size of Libya holds the key to Australia avoiding a water crisis as climate change bites the drought-hit nation.

World 24 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ancient water source vital for Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An ancient underground water basin the size of Libya holds the key to Australia avoiding a water crisis as climate change bites the drought-hit nation.

Business 28 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Dry bulk rates to rise as China restocks iron ore

Dry bulk rates are likely to recover when China replenishes its dwindling iron-ore inventory and demand for thermal coal starts to pick up.