In Myanmar, Landslide at Jade Mine Kills More Than 160 People

YANGON, Myanmar—At minimum 162 men and women have been found dead immediately after weighty rains induced a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the deadliest incident that the mostly unregulated business has observed in yrs.

Myanmar is the world’s premier producer of jade, a cherished green gemstone mined practically solely for export to neighboring China. The multibillion-greenback business has been linked to many years of corruption, very poor labor disorders and human-rights abuses, according to human-rights companies.

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Iran Says It Is Investigating Explosion at Main Nuclear Site

Iranian authorities stated they had been investigating a blast Thursday at the country’s primary nuclear facility that brought about hurt to a setting up discovered by authorities as an highly developed centrifuge assembly plant. The explosion at Natanz—which homes Iran’s biggest uranium enrichment facility—occurred in the early hrs of the […]