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In other news Monday, an American soldier and three Australian commandos died in Afghanistan when their military helicopter crashed. Also, an explosion at a coal mine in central China has killed at least 47 workers.
In other news Monday, U.S. troops in Afghanistan opened fire on a passenger bus, sparking anti-American protests outside Kandahar and soldiers clashed with militants in Pakistan, in a region being targeted for Taliban activity.
Crews continued to drill holes to vent explosive gasses out of a mine in West Virginia where four miners are still missing. Jim Lehrer gets an update from NPR reporter Frank Langfitt on the scene about the search efforts and…
In other news Monday, the Obama administration voiced continuing concerns over relations with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, and gunman in Iraq killed a Shiite family of six on the heels of a violent weekend in Baghdad.
In other news, four more American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, and prospects for January elections in Iraq dimmed.
By PBS NewsHour
Officials suspended efforts to rescue six trapped coal miners in Huntington, Utah Friday after a second collapse killed three and injured six people trying to find the miners.
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