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'43 workers trapped after China coal mine explosion'

According to state media reports, forty-three workers are trapped after an explosion at a coal mine in northern China.
By HT Correspondent | AFP, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2008 07:41 AM IST

Forty-three workers are trapped after an explosion at a coal mine in northern China on Friday, state media reported, citing local government officials.

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn looks on while greeting royalists at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand November 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo(REUTERS)

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AP, Bangkok
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Violating Thailand's lese majeste law — known widely as Article 112 — is punishable by three to 15 years’ imprisonment per count.
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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers assembling during military training at Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang region on January 4. (AFP)
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers assembling during military training at Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang region on January 4. (AFP)

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Joe Biden's nominee for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told CNN that the new administration would support “diplomacy” with the Taliban.(Reuters)

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US First Lady Melania Trump smiles to US President Donald Trump at theWhite House on August 27, 2020 . (AFP file)

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Bloomberg
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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has returned to Russia, despite having been the victim of an attempted killing,(Reuters)
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has returned to Russia, despite having been the victim of an attempted killing,(Reuters)

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (File Photo)(AP)
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (File Photo)(AP)

Biden, Harris take break from inaugural preparation for Martin Luther King Day

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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The law, which critics say will muzzle dissent, requires social media companies to appoint local representatives in Turkey.(Reuters)
The law, which critics say will muzzle dissent, requires social media companies to appoint local representatives in Turkey.(Reuters)

Turkey imposes advertising ban on Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest

Reuters, Istanbul
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:18 AM IST
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An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. (REUTERS)
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. (REUTERS)

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PTI
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US President-elect Joe Biden(Reuters/ File photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden(Reuters/ File photo)

Joe Biden swearing-in: Why January 20 serves as Inauguration Day

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Joe Biden's top priority is congressional approval of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to administer 100 million vaccines by his 100th day in office.(AP)
Joe Biden's top priority is congressional approval of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to administer 100 million vaccines by his 100th day in office.(AP)

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AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:00 AM IST
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A majority of Americans said they believed that Donald Trump should be removed from office(Reuters)
A majority of Americans said they believed that Donald Trump should be removed from office(Reuters)

Donald Trump receives lowest job approval rating in final days as President

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:43 AM IST
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Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO) holds up a chart during a news conference given by the WHO-China Joint Mission on Covid-19.(Reuters)
Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO) holds up a chart during a news conference given by the WHO-China Joint Mission on Covid-19.(Reuters)

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ANI, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:38 AM IST
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The quake was followed by a magnitude 5.0 aftershock about a quarter hour later and then several other strong aftershocks.(Representative Image)
The quake was followed by a magnitude 5.0 aftershock about a quarter hour later and then several other strong aftershocks.(Representative Image)

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AP, Santiago
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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The dollar rose to 104.02 Japanese yen from 103.69 yen late Monday. The euro strengthened to $1.2095 from $1.2078.(AP)
The dollar rose to 104.02 Japanese yen from 103.69 yen late Monday. The euro strengthened to $1.2095 from $1.2078.(AP)

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PTI, Tokyo
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