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Pakistani Shiites end protests, hold funeral for 11 miners

Pakistani Shiites end protests, hold funeral for 11 miners

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Hundreds of Pakistani Shiites are gathering to bury 11 coal miners from the minority Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group, ending over a week of protests that sought to highlight the minority community’s plightBy ABDUL SATTAR Associated PressJanuary 9, 2021, 9:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleQUETTA, Pakistan -- Hundreds of Pakistani Shiites gathered Saturday to bury 11 coal miners from the minority Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group, ending over a week of protests that sought to highlight the minority community's plight.Protesters staged a sit-in after the militant group captured and shot the miners last Sunday in Machh, an area some 30 miles east of Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's troubled Baluchistan pr...
Report: North Korea coal miners struggle to find work after sanctions

Report: North Korea coal miners struggle to find work after sanctions

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June 12 (UPI) -- Hundreds of North Korean coal miners are out of work because of sanctions against the country, and more people are grumbling about Kim Jong Un's missile program.A source in North Korea's South Pyongan Province told South Korean news service Daily NK unemployment is a problem for workers who once depended on the coal industry for their income."Laborers who once worked in coal mines owned by one of dozens of trading companies have lost their jobs and their livelihood is in peril," the source said.Suspended coal mine operations are also hurting local businesses."People who ran restaurants in coal mining areas or provided logistics in coal transport now have no way of making money," the source said. "The level of consumption has also gone down."North Korean regions that once w...