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January 01 2020

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Blasting the green earth in a rapacious hunt for precious stones

January 01 2020

An illegal mining boom born out of Ukraine's chaotic revolution is making criminal gangs rich while impoverishing the state and wrecking the environment.

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Amber miners clash with law enforcement in Ukraine

January 01 2020

Illegal amber mining is widespread in Ukraine's countryside. Read More





2020 may reveal if diamonds really are forever

January 01 2020

With the closure of the Argyle diamond mine and the revival of the mothballed Ellendale site, this year is set to be a critical turning point for the Australian diamond industry.

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ASX hits record for fourth straight day in world-beating 2020 boom

January 01 2020

Australian shares hit fresh records for the fourth day in a row, driven by record low interest rates and enthusiasm over the US-China trade deal.

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Calls for shake-up in mining prosecutions as Queensland marks another death

January 01 2020

After eight deaths in two years, lawyers preparing for a coronial inquest into a 2014 death are questioning where the responsibility of prosecution should lie.

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Australia is the best performing major share market in 2020 as ASX soars past 7,000

January 01 2020

Australia's share market jumps to its highest level ever, despite a lukewarm lead from Wall Street after the United States and China signed their long-awaited "phase one" trade agreement.

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Miner 'trapped in machinery' dies at central Queensland coal mine

January 01 2020

A 33-year-old man dies in a workplace accident at Curragh coal mine north of Blackwater after becoming trapped in machinery.

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The top stories on ABC News

January 01 2020

In this update, over forty local government areas to receive one million dollars in fire funding each as early as tomorrow, Australia to continue military campaign in Iraq, WA mining magnate Andrew Forrest pledges $70m towards bushfire recovery, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to 'step back' from royal duties. Read More


The top stories on ABC News

January 01 2020

In this update, over forty local government areas to receive one million dollars in fire funding each as early as tomorrow, Australia to continue military campaign in Iraq, WA mining magnate Andrew Forrest pledges $70m towards bushfire recovery, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to 'step back' from royal duties. Read More