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As they say all over Chile: ‘Fuerza mineros!’ - strength to the miners. Guy Adams reports from Camp Hope at San José mine

What now for the miners? At the surface, a taxing new life will begin

The men trapped underground for two months face many weeks of adjustment once they are rescued

Rescuers breakthrough to trapped Chilean miners

They may not have seen daylight yet, but the 33 men who have been stuck down a mine in northern Chile since early August have at last got a proper whiff of freedom, after the escape tunnel that is expected to eventually take them to freedom was completed.

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The fittest of the 33 miners will come up first; the bravest will wait their turn until the end of the rescue, writes Guy Adams in Santiago

Experts debate lining as rescue shaft nears miners

The tunnel that rescue workers hope will transport 33 trapped Chilean miners to safety is due to be completed some time before dawn tomorrow, meaning the men could begin returning to the surface as early as Monday morning, the country’s mining minister has announced.

Johann Hari: Ed, prepare for the fight of your life

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US testing its cyber-defences

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Outside Edge: Selby kids say give us a break

Parents are throwing their kids' toys out of the pram after they were banned from watching their little ones playing after-school games. According to the Coventry Sports Foundation, who issued the ban at 43 primary schools, the move is designed to relieve the pressure on the children. But such nannying is mere child's play compared to the draconian decision taken by Barlby Primary School in Selby, North Yorkshire, which has had to ban playtime after three neighbours repeatedly complained to environmental health officers about the noise. Afternoon break has been cancelled altogether and other breaks have to be staggered to reduce the number of pupils in the playground at any one time. After earlier complaints, the school had already erected a soundproof fence and banned all ball games. And possum-throwing contests at Colyton School in New Zealand have been called "immoral" by the local RSPCA, even though the animals are dead. Seems like kids can't have any fun these days.

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