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No sign of life from missing Nicaragua miners MANAGUA: Rescuers said on Monday there were no signs of life from eight miners missing after a cave-in at a Nicaraguan gold mine, but continued their search after saving 20 trapped workers."There's no sign of them but it's difficult to give a prognosis. We will continue the search until we find them. No one will rest," said Marcela Castillo of Nicaraguan mining firm Hemco, which is taking part in the four-day-old rescue effort.Rescuers have made 25 trips into the mine, where the unstable earth forces workers to "walk on tiptoe," local government representative Lumberto Campbell told TV station Canal 4.He said rescue workers would not give up until they reached the spot where the missing miners' colleagues said they were working when a landslide, triggered by heavy downpours, caused the mine to cave in on 30 people early Thursday.Two of the trapped miners dug themselves back to the surface. Another ...

Maradona steals show from fellow Argentine Pope Francis VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis normally has no competition for attention when he is in a room but it was different on Monday when another larger-than-life Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona attended a papal event. Maradona was among some 400 people who attended a special papal audience for players and organisers of a charity match that was being played on Monday night in Rome to promote peace and inter-relgious cooperation. The pope read an address to ...
Argentina says August tax income rises 31.3pc on year BUENOS AIRES: Argentina tax revenue jumped 31.3 percent in August from a year earlier to 99.7 billion pesos ($11.852 billion), the government said on Monday, below the median forecast of 103 billion pesos estimated in a Reuters poll of analysts. Private economists have estimated Argentina's inflation at between 30 percent and 35 percent, which would mean the increase in tax revenue is largely explainable by consumer price increases.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Artists protest Israel-sponsored Brazil arts fair RIO DE JANEIRO: Dozens of artists taking part in Sao Paulo's 31st Art Biennial have lodged a protest against the event after it received sponsorship from Israel. The biennial, which started in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world after Venice, dating back to 1895, is scheduled to open its doors next Saturday.But it will do so amid controversy after more than 50 artists urged organizers to return around $40,000 funding ...
Brazil opposition candidate Silva says recession a big worry SAO PAULO: Opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva said on Friday that Brazil's recession is very worrying and her government would work to restore the credibility of the country's policies to recover investment and growth.The Brazilian economy fell into recession in the first half of the year, a heavy blow for President Dilma Rousseff's already diminishing hopes for re-election in October. She spoke to reporters after launching her government program, which focuses on economic policies to ...
Rousseff economic model failed: Neves SAO PAULO: Brazil presidential candidate Aecio Neves on Friday said the economic model of President Dilma Rousseff failed as the economy entered a recession in the first half of the year. "Today is a sad day for Brazil as it just entered a technical recession," Neves told reporters. "The truth is that this government failed, and it failed principally in its steering of Brazil's economy. That's why the feeling among the majority of Brazilians is ...
Two miners freed, 24 trapped in Nicaragua gold mine collapse BOGOTA: Two of 26 artisanal gold miners trapped in a landslide caused by heavy rains in northern Nicaragua have been freed, while rescue efforts continue, the company that used to operate the mine said in a statement on Friday.Colombian miner Mineros S.A., which operates the Bonanza region project via its Nicaraguan subsidiary Hemco, said it had been informed by local emergency services that the two miners were freed from a section of the mine the ...

 



 
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