World News

Indonesia Shuts Down American Gold Mine to Investigate Tunnel Collapse

Indonesian authorities have ordered all production at an American-owned gold and copper mine halted while an investigation is conducted into a tunnel collapse last month.

A mining ministry official said on Monday an investigation into the collapse at Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mine in eastern Indonesia would take three months, during which no production would be allowed.

Freeport workers were attending a safety training session on May 14, when the tunnel in an underground training facility collapsed..

Ten people managed to escape, five were killed instantly and 23 others were trapped inside and found dead later. Freeport suspended mining operations the day after the accident.

Feature Story

An Iraqi Christian man from Mosul, who fled with his family from violence in their country, reads a book at the Latin Patriarchate Church in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2014.

Conflicts Engulf Christians in the Middle East

update Research finds an increase in faith-based hostilities, and Christians are facing persecution in a growing number of countries in the region More