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Crazy solar storm detonated 25 secret US mines during Vietnam War

Newly released US Navy documents reveal how a massive solar storm triggered 25 sea mines off the coast of Vietnam to detonate at once. The 1972 explosion rocked both Hon La bay and the minds of the servicemen who witnessed it. One August night in the midst of the Vietnam War, as many as 25 explosions echoed through the air ...

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US sanctions Iranian banks, factories & mines

HomeUS News Published time: 16 Oct, 2018 16:54 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2018 16:54 Get short URL Washington has blacklisted some 20 Iranian companies, including banks, steel mills, zinc mines, and manufacturers of cars, buses and tractors. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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75% of South African gold mines unprofitable – mineral council

South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is now facing a major crisis. The country’s mineral council says 75 percent of gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money. The announcement comes as the sector enters wage talks with its employees. Around 200 employer and employee representatives are set to start the negotiations on ...

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Scores of NATO-made mines found amid massive ammo cache in Syria’s Douma (VIDEO)

Hundreds of mines, some said to originate from NATO countries, as well as scores of mortar shells and frag grenades have been retrieved by Syrian sappers in the town of Douma. The mine-clearing effort was caught on camera. A stunning amount of projectiles, among them land mines, hand grenades and mortar shells, were recorded strewn on the ground in Douma, ...

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South Africa may enforce law on black ownership of mines

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has filed an application reportedly seeking to make the country’s laws on black ownership of mines stricter, by making black-owned stakes permanent. Under the current legislation in the country’s mining charter, white owners of mining companies are obliged to sell at least 26 percent of their companies to new black owners. Read more However, ...

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