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South African Mine Rescue Halted after Miners Refuse to Leave

South African authorities say rescue efforts at an illegal gold mining operation were suspended overnight Sunday, after police arrested the first 11 miners lifted to safety and the rest refused to leave the shaft.Officials made contact earlier Sunday with about 30 of the trapped miners, who reported that nearly 200 others were stuck in tunnels deep below the surface. Authorities had not confirmed that total by late Sunday. But emergency crews who unblocked the shaft said they had left a...

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