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Bosnian rescue miners return from a mission underground at the coal mine Raspotocje in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 05 September 2014. Rescuers are attempting to reach at least five miners still trapped in the Bosnian coal mine after a tunnel partially collapsed, local media reported. The rescuers were in contact with the 34 miners on the other side of the cave-in caused by a minor earthquake on 04 September. The 133-year-old mine at Zenica, some 60 kilometres northwest of Sarajevo, was already hit by cave-in in March 2014 injuring 11 miners, and another fatal accident in 2013.

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Bosnian rescue miners return from a mission underground at the coal mine Raspotocje in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday. Rescuers are attempting to reach at least five miners still trapped in the Bosnian coal mine after a tunnel partially collapsed

A child leans against a window as he looks at Ukrainian miners marching in support of the Donetsk People's Republic in Lenin square, Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Miners who, according to local media, have declared an open ended strike, protested against recent actions by Ukraine's military against rebels who tried to take control of the Donetsk airport Monday but were repelled by Ukrainian forces using combat jets and helicopter gunships in clashes that killed up to 100 rebel fighters. Banner reads Fascists will not pass in reference to the Ukrainian government forces.

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A child leans against a window as he looks at Ukrainian miners marching in support of the Donetsk People’s Republic in Lenin square, Donetsk, Ukraine

Turkish miners listen to the mining company s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey, Friday, May 16, 2014. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey.

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Turkish miners listen to the mining company’s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey

Scores Of Miners Trapped Underground After Fire In Mine...SOMA, TURKEY - MAY 14:  Full clothes baskets of trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms on May 14, 2014 in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 274 miners and trapped hundreds more. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 workers had been in the mine when the blast occurred. Turkey has declared three days of mourning following the disaster. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)

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Baskets full of clothes belonging to trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms in Soma, southwest Turkey. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 282 miners and trapped hundreds more. Read more

Striking miners march in Marikana

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Striking miners march in Marikana, 40 kms from Rustenburg, in the South African platinum belt on Wednesday

A man carrying a helmet and with his face hooded attends a rally near Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana on January 23, 2014. Tens of thousands of workers at the world's three top platinum producers were set to down tools today in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact in Africa's largest economy. Up to 80,000 workers at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin mines will embark on an indefinite strike from early Thursday, after their demand to double the minimum monthly wage to $1,150 was rejected.

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Tens of thousands of workers at the world’s three top platinum producers downed tools on Thursday in South Africa in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact on Africa’s largest economy. Here, protesters gather near Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana.

Miners carry a goats head for burial in the crater as part of an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  The ritual is performed by the sulfur miners of Mount Ijen who slaughter a goat and then bury the head in the crater of mount Ijenn. The sacrifice is performed to ward off potential disasters for the next year. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a depth of over 175m, making it one of the world's largest craters. Sulphur mining is a major industry in the region, made possible by an active vent at the edge of a lake, but the work is not without risks as the acidity of the water in the crater is high enough to dissolve clothing and cause breathing problems.

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Sulphur miners carrying a goat take part in an annual ritual on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The goat is slaughtered and the head buried in the volcano’s crater. The offering is made to ward off potential disasters for the next year.

Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners sh...Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike sing and dance as they gather on August 16, 2013 in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of their deaths. Today marks a year after police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin's mine, northwest of Johannesburg, which killed 34 and injured 78 people. The August shooting was described as the worst police brutality since the end of apartheid two decades ago. Three days ago, the firm has recognised radical labour group AMCU, which led the wage strike, in an attempt to ease simmering inter-union tensions on the platinum belt. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike gather on Friday in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of the deaths. Police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin’s mine, northwest of Johannesburg. Read more