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Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton in controversial land swap

RIO TINTO STRIKE: In October, security forces opened fire on striking miners at a Freeport McMoRan-Rio Tinto gold and copper mine in Papau, Indonesia, killing 30-year-old Petrus Ayemsekaba and injuring six, the latest episode in decades of alleged human rights abuses and killings linked to the mine. Union leader Manuel Maniambo said thousands of […]