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I have never understood why MPs require research assistants (I never had one, nor claimed for one). The House of Commons Library has among its staff many scholars who will supply objective information, often very promptly. Working among gifted contemporaries covering other fields was Dr John Poole, who from 1966 until his retirement in 1990 was Head of the Science section of the Library. Indeed, he was the founding father of the provision of serious scientific fact to Parliament.

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The Bakrie brothers have broadened their campaign at Bumi, the troubled coal miner they helped set up with the financier Nat Rothschild.

Russian coal mine blast kills 18 people, heightening concerns over country's ageing infrastructure and poor safety standards

Blast took place at a depth of about 800 metres at the Vorkutinsky mine, in the city of Vorkuta

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The world’s-biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), lost 6.3 billion rand  (£44.9 million) last year after it was hit by two months of wildcat strikes and lost production.

Rio Tinto's new man at top wins praise from investors

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Anglo American Platinum risked triggering a repeat of last year's violent strikes in the South African mining industry today as it announced plans to mothball two mines and sell another, with the loss of 14,000 jobs.

Centamin surges after production boom

The gold miner Centamin shrugged off its recent troubles in Egypt today as it shattered production targets, sending the company's shares surging.

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Speculation over who will succeed Cynthia Carroll as Anglo American’s chief executive ended today as AngloGold Ashanti boss Mark Cutifani was appointed to what has been dubbed “the toughest job in mining”.

Market Report: Miners fill Footsie high and low spots

Miners topped and tailed the FTSE 100 yesterday, highlighting the mixed fortunes that resources companies bring to the benchmark index. The African gold miner Randgold Resources built up a 160p gain to 6,125p, and found a spot at the top of the pile, but the Russia-focused steelmaking and mining group Evraz got the wooden spoon, digging up a 9.2p loss to 257.8p.

China buys up BHP stakes in Australia

China yesterday stepped up its worldwide hunt for gas to keep its 1.3 billion population warm.

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